International Shorts

International Shorts

Jul 26, 2020 1:00 PM – Aug 2, 2020 11:00 PM

Xerb.tv

$10.00

This is a virtual event. All screenings are available to watch within 24 hours of the film release time. To allow for enough time to complete the screening, ticket sales will close 3 hours before the event end time.

Featuring international films by a selection of new talents, this year’s lineup includes lyrical works from Spain and Canada, a surreal French comedy, and a bittersweet family story from Israel. Curated by Giuseppe Di Caprio.

Beauty Boys

When Leo is 17 years old, he is found wearing make-up, which is not to the taste of his big brother, Jules, who is trying to impress his friends. On the night of the open stage, Leo arrives in the village square in full drag in front of his brother’s friends…

Directed by Florent Gouelou | 2019 | 18 min | France | French with English subtitles

Directed by Florent Gouelou 18 m French with English subtitles France

Nulliparous Women

In the middle of a birthday party, Lucía does ́nt know if she is pregnant or not.

Directed by Fabia Castro | 2020 | 18 min | Spain | Spanish with English subtitles

Directed by Fabia Castro 18 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain

Cuban Heel Shoes

Paco and Jose are two teenage boys living in a marginal neighbourhood of Madrid, a place hostile to each of their dreams. With serious family problems, and surrounded by an aggressive, macho, homophobic environment, they must lead a double life to hide the beginning of a love relationship and their passion for flamenco dance.

Directed by Julio Mas Alcaraz | 2019 | 17 min | Spain | Spanish with English subtitles

Directed by Julio Mas Alcaraz 17 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain

Sleeping Longing

It's my father's funeral. I want steak and fries. I want to jump into the pool. I want to fuck. I want to sleep. I don't want to sleep.

Directed by Virginie Nolin | 2019 | 12 min | Canada | French with English subtitles

Directed by Virginie Nolin 12 m French with English subtitles Canada

Moving Day

Yariv is helping his son Dekel move into his boyfriend's apartment on a quiet weekend afternoon. When he enters the apartment, he notices some strange things going on. When a plumbing problem occurs in the building, Yariv realizes that Dekel has moved in above a gay sauna, and confronts him about his lifestyle.

Directed by Regev Berkovitz | 2019 | 9 min | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles

Directed by Regev Berkovitz 9 m Hebrew with English subtitles Israel

The Contract

Whilst in the middle of their fight to find a surrogate mother in Russia, a Spanish gay couple realize there is a deep wound in their relationship.

Directed by Pablo Gómez Castro | 2017 | 16 min | Spain | Spanish with English subtitles

Directed by Pablo Gómez Castro 16 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain

Distinguished Feelings

Elena and Arturo are a couple fully in love until one day, one of their friends sows seeds of doubts in their minds. Philippe reveals to Elena that Arturo is tired of their relationship. He no longer loves her but doesn’t have the guts to tell her. But all is fair in love and war! ELENA will organize their breakup herself. Hurt, she hires a young "straight" actor, BASTIEN, to seduce her ex-lover and make him suffer. Elena believes she will be less humiliated if Arturo would accept his "gay predilection" and fall in love with a man instead of a woman. But the heart has reasons that reasoning doesn’t know... Elena starts to feel jealous and falls victim to her own trap! Celebrating his gay wedding, Arturo finally discovers Elena’s stratagy and thanks her for helping him realize his "true self."

Directed by Keren Marciano | 2019 | 11 min | France | French with English subtitles

Directed by Keren Marciano 11 m French with English subtitles France