Coast is Queer, The (2015)

Runtime: 95 min

Festival year: 2015

Coast is Queer, The (2015)

Spotlight(s): Maple Smoked Cinema

From the stylized contemplation of Polarity to the brave baring of the self in Soak; and the prescient modern-day fable of The Future Perfect, these tantalizing grassroots shorts offer a delicious slice of BC’s queer film pie. Don’t miss this sneak peek of The Out-Laws (the inaugural episode of a coming web series), the trans* animation Dissonance, or the cleverest ode to break ups in Kiss and Tell.

This year’s local spotlight follows an exciting crew of rising filmmakers feeling up our queer coastline.

Boner Fashion Show
Ryan Steele & Amy Goodmurphy | Canada | 2014 | 4 min
Catch the newest episode of 'Fashion Universe' with your host Mariposa Leon. She is coming to us from Toronto Fashion Week, covering Ricky Chance's Fall 2014 runway show. Expect to be blown away by his hottest new trend....BONERS.
19th Birthday
Ryan Steele & Amy Goodmurphy | Canada | 2015 | 4 min
That awkward moment when Mom and Dad set you up on a hook-up site.
Same Boat
David C Jones | Canada | 2015 | 13 min
A story of faded love and musical lesbians. Elizabeth has been in love with Irwin for 35 years, but they have been married for 47. Inspiration comes when a musical pair of lesbians arrives at their little island bed & breakfast.
Kiss & Tell
Jackie Hoffart | Canada | 2015 | 5 min
Eight vignettes about the resonance of romantic memories, tied to specific Vancouver streets.
The Out-Laws
Shannon Kohli | Canada | 2014 | 6 min
It's an intimate Sunday morning for Matt and Luke. That is, until Luke remembers his parents are on their way over!
Polarity
Wes Chew | Canada | 2014 | 5 min
Tensions rise between two friends on a road trip to the city.
Soak
Alysha Seriani | Canada | 2014 | 5 min
A woman attempts to pull herself out of her sinking mood by taking a bath.
Family is Like Skin – Lesbians in Cambodia
Paula Stromberg | Canada | 2014 | 6 min
This 6-minute documentary by Canadian filmmaker activist Paula Stromberg tells the story of lesbians in Cambodia. Features long term couples who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide of the 1970s, as well as young activists often facing societal discrimination.
The Right To Be Heard
Krista Martin | Canada | 2015 | 20 min
A documentary focusing on the barriers and social experiences of trans and genderqueer folks. Their stories of voting in Canadian elections, and discussion on basic rights and freedoms.
Antisocial Networking
Clark Nikolai | Canada | 2015 | 4 min
I want to develop some software that reduces the number of people I know.
Dissonance
Anna Ngo | Canada | 2014 | 4 min
A transgender outcast is shunned by his traditional community upon discovering his true identity.
Boy Meets Boy
Jonathan MacPherson | Canada | 2014 | 10 min
Honest, true and raw. Vincent is searching for love in his isolated perfect life. He turns to online dating sites to meet the One! Steven catches his attention. Mystery and anxiousness builds a mood of desperation that transforms to chaos, curiosity and anticipation. A battle between perfection and passion; nervous romance leads to passion triumphing... or does it? Suspense builds as the battle takes place. Victory is in your perception.
The Phagocytic Discipline
Cameron Masterton | Canada | 2014 | 3 min
The Phagocytic Discipline is a neo-psychedelic exploration of identity as seen through the eyes of a performer as he prepares for a show. Set in the Cosmic Dressing Room, where new forms of life and consciousness are created and annihilated faster than you can say "Feather boa", this short film is a playful homage to arthouse and 80's cinema.
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.