Students & First-Timers

Students & First-Timers

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 • 2:00 PM

Brattle Theatre

A selection of short films from students and first-time directors.


A sexually inexperienced and lonely young woman downloads a dating app on her birthday and seeks out a casual encounter with another woman.

Dir. Laura Dudgeon. 12 min. Australia. 2016.


Flora, a transgender woman, is exposed to prejudice when she uses the women’s bathroom for the first time during a visit to a small cafe.

Dir. Drina Andre. 10 min. USA. 2016.

TRANSaction: stepping out of the closet

Wardrobe shopping is a necessary part of life. For transgender students, shopping has different trials than for their cisgender peers. This short film documents their experience.

Dir. Bridget Galaty. 6 min. USA. 2016.


An abstract tale of love, loss, and moving forward.

Dir. Dylan Oliver. 9 min. USA. 2016.

Rainbow Day Camp

Thousands of young people are pushing the boundaries of gender. In 2015 a summer camp was created in the Bay Area to provide youth a safe and fun place to express their identity.

Dir. Horacio Marquinez. 31 min. USA. 2016.


Max, a deaf 12-year-old, becomes infatuated with his big sister's boyfriend during a weekend retreat.

Dir. Christian Coppola. 13 min. USA. 2016.


Inspired by true events, "Prom?" tells the story of two girls who have to choose to keep their pride or give in (in order to go to the prom together).

Dir. Brett Boon. 3 min. USA. 2016.

My First Drag Show

'My First Drag Show' captures the experiences of first time drag performers as they take the stage at Florida State University's Amateur Drag Show.

Dir. Brian Graves. 5 min. USA. 2016.

Josie Grossy

A hesitant guy walks into a bar and he has an unforgettable experience.

Dir. Christopher Charles Baker. 5 min. USA. 2016.