April 17, 6:30 PM – April 17, 9:30 PM
Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center
We bring it to you every fest. The finest, weirdest, sexiest, and most envelope pushing shorts culled from this year's submissions. Buckle up it's going to be a ride you don't want to miss.
Caught between two worlds, Ethan must confront their inner demons. With the help of therapist, Max, Ethan attempts to transition from crippling obsession to a freedom that can only be found by becoming Sapphire.
Directed by Leanne Hanley 14 m English Australia
Lilith the Vampire is going on a date with a girl she likes and wants to impress but runs into a monster hunter that is ruining her night. Lilith risks being revealed as a monster and ruining the night she planned out, can she save the date?
Directed by Rhael McGregor 5 m English Canada
Poppets is a surreal soap opera set in Basildon and the Estuary, following an Essex girl investigating malpractice in a new housing development, two women who meet and fall in love on a night out at Bas Vegas, and their ex boyfriends (who also hook up). They're psychically linked to the story of two Plotlands women - as overshared to them by an old man in the smoking area - who visit a local cunning person to make a poppet. Witchcraft and provincial planning applications collide and their environments collapse into something stranger than even your standard Essex night out.
Directed by Maz Murray 17 m English UK Comedy
A young man invites some strangers to an orgy, but when he suspects he has been drugged, he calls his transgressive psychiatric for help. But the disconnected messages and interpretations lead both of them to an extreme situation in which daydreams and reality are confused
Directed by Ricardo Vieira, Laércio Ribeiro 14 m Portuguese Brazil Drama, Thriller, Foreign
Kate, a painter who hasn’t created new work in years, finds inspiration when she happens upon an adult ballet class and quickly becomes infatuated with her teacher, Laura. As their lives intertwine, Kate is shocked to discover a side of Laura she struggles to accept. Show Pony is about reconciling the hypocrisy of how we judge others’ forms of self exploration.
Directed by Meghan Lennox 18 m English USA Drama
The Demons of Dorothy
Dorothy, a film director is laughing while writing her new lesbian big-boobed romance script. But a phone call from her producer dampens her desire to laugh: it's time to stop making queer comedies and make universal films! To avoid slumping into anxiety, Dorothy takes refuge in her favorite series, Romy and the Vampires. Unfortunately, her demons have decided to visit her tonight..
Directed by Alexis Langlois 28 m French France Thriller, Comedy, Foreign
Six drag kings embark on a moustache curling adventure to steal the Monument to Masculinity, a solid gold urinal, in a mad-cap attempt to keep their gentlemen’s club 'KingDom' afloat in times of economic peril.
Directed by Joanna Vymeris 24 m English UK Comedy