Home Movies: Rainbow Family Shorts

Runtime: 79 min

Rating: PG

Festival year: 2016

Home Movies: Rainbow Family Shorts

Genre(s): Family
Spotlight(s): School’s OUT with Out in Schools

Join us for a fun afternoon on Granville Island! This collection embraces the loving diversity of what it means to be a family. Whether it’s a purposeful journey of 40 years, or a new challenge from those who refuse to understand, these families hold each other fiercely, and no one is letting go.

After the films, come find us on the grassy field behind the False Creek Community Centre for a queer families picnic! Pack a picnic dinner and meet up with friends and family for waterpark fun. We’ll bring the watermelon.

Video Storytelling too! Want to record your thoughts about what you love about your family? We invite everyone to participate, and we’ll assemble all your responses into a video we’ll share with you after the festival.

Programmed by: Myriam Dumont and Sir Backs

Spotlight Sponsor:  1.-RBC

Screening Sponsors: Granville Island CMHC

Preceded by:

RAH Shorts
Various | Canada | 2016 | 5 min
RAH is back with the best of teen-created shorts that conquer hate. Watch for them at various screenings.
Alejandra Sanchez | Mexico | 2015 | 22 min
Luisa’s life revolves around her job at a gay bar and crushing on its patrons, until she awakes one morning to find a stranger at her door: her 8-year-old niece, Susana.
Cecil & Carl
Elvis León and Gaston Yvorra | USA | 2016 | 14 min
Beautifully shot and poignant, Cecil and Carl is the story of two men, four decades of love – and simple, tender tenacity in the face of advanced dementia.
Melissa Martens | Netherlands | 2015 | 19 min
With her ball cap, jeans, and swaggering walk, 13-year-old Nasser (Nassira) isn’t like the other girls. Nasser isn’t sure how to respond to her mother’s pressure to change, but she is determined to stay true to herself.
Pebble Moon
Lian Furness | UK | 2016 | 19 min
In this fantasy/drama, 7-year-old Lily tells the story of her two dads and their life together. When a mysterious woman shows up, Lily looks to Pebble Moon, her father’s fantasy tale, to understand what family means.