Queer Best Of: International Shorts

Runtime: 86 min

Festival year: 2015

Queer Best Of: International Shorts

Join us for some of our favourite shorts of the year!

Love at queer sight is joyfully reminisced in Daniel Maggio’s Glory Hole while Pepper articulates a woman’s mixed feelings after a birthday threesome. A glorious underwater tribute to trans* bodies is set to the siren-like notes of Rae Spoon in Float; and the Teddy award-winning love story San Cristobal arrives as an instant queer classic with its gorgeous realism and poignancy, while the inspirational Kumu Hina introduces rising leader Ho’onani who bridges Hula and acceptance. Future Perfect blends Zachary Quinto’s (Heroes, Star Trek) distinctive baritone with a high-concept sci-fi script that you won’t soon forget.

An artful, stunning collection of some of the Fest’s best.

The Glory Hole
Daniel Maggio | U.S.A. | 2014 | 4 min
Jeff and Cosgrove tell us their true story of love at first sight... 22 years ago at a San Francisco Glory Hole.
First Clue
Susan Sullivan | USA | 2013 | 6 min
What was your first clue you
 were a lesbian?” The answers are playful and poignant prequels to our “when did
you know?” and “coming out” stories. Charming and upbeat, First Clue reveals our earliest intuitions that we knew and delighted in who we were until we were taught otherwise.
Float
Sam Berliner | USA | 2015 | 4 min
Float is an experimental short film shot completely underwater of trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked set to music by trans musician Rae Spoon.
San Cristobal 
Omar Zuniga Hidalgo | Chile  | 2015 | 29 min
Lucas is visiting his sister on a remote island in southern Chile before moving abroad. An unlikely romance grows when he meets Antonio, a struggling young fisherman. The intimacy they share makes them navigate towards a new horizon and to a different stage of their adulthood.
Pepper (Le Piment)
Patrick Aubert | Canada | 2014 | 7 min
The painful awakening of a couple after an evening of fantasies...
The Future Perfect
Nick Citton | Canada | 2015 | 11 min
Somewhere between then and now, a time traveler defies his orders, and compromises a future he cannot un-learn.
Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle
Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | USA | 2014 | 25 min
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawaii.