Men's Shorts 2021

Men's Shorts 2021

April 1, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM


This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.

Pandemic got you down? Have we got some hot tips for you. We are offering you tips and life advice on how to interview for your new best friend, 8 steps to ensure bringing your boyfriend home goes smooth, a nice stoned romp in the hay, what to do if you wake up with a pimple and if you need a boyfriend? Plant one. So Easy. Wicked Queer's Men's program will get you sorted with a sprinkle and a twinkle. Curated by Shawn Cotter.

Heaven Reaches Down to Earth

After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo - nothing will ever be the same between them.

Directed by Tebogo Malebogo, 2020, 10 min, South Africa, Southern Sotho, Zulu with English subtitles, G

Directed by Tebogo Malebogo 10 m Southern Sotho, Zulu with English subtitles South Africa

Beat 97

Alvaro has been quarantined for 97 days without leaving home, and uses delivery apps to order everything he needs. When the delivery man arrives at the building with another meal, an unexpected situation imposes a difficult decision on Alvaro.

Directed by Washington Calegari, 2020, 12 min, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, G

Directed by Washington Calegari 12 m


A unique relationship flourishes between an aspiring artist and a plant man growing in his garden.

Directed by Krit Komkrichwarakool, 2020, 15 min, Canada, English, G

Directed by Krit Komkrichwarakool 15 m English Canada

Every Thorn Has It's Day

Fabio wakes up with a zit on his forehead. He goes on the internet to see what he should do about it.

Directed by Tadeu Bijos, 2019, 9 min, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, G

Directed by Tadeu Bijos 9 m Portuguese with English subtitles Brazil

Last Summer with Uncle Ira

Summer, 1991. Before he leaves for his last year at summer camp, closeted teenager Daniel is nudged by his mother Rachel to share a moment and a glass of lemonade with his Uncle Ira, who is dying of complications from HIV/AIDS.

Directed by Gary Jaffe, 2020, 13 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Gary Jaffe 13 m English USA

Getting Closer

Two stoned boyfriends navigate unexpected vulnerability (as well as the giggles) while attempting to get off.

Directed by Ethan Roberts, 2020, 6 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Ethan Roberts 6 m English USA

The Forgotten Place

All Eric ever wanted was a friend. He just never knew how to find one.

Directed by Oscar Rene Lozoya, 2021, 12 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Oscar Rene Lozoya 12 m English USA


A young queer man reflects on his estranged grandmother by 'taking care' of his elderly neighbor's deceased dog. An exploration of the strange ways in which we reconcile the past.

Directed by Evan Margolis, 2019, 9 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Evan Margolis 9 m English USA

8 Easy Steps

Someone once said, "every event in life is an opportunity to choose love over fear." Meet an awkward gay boy who has to decide which path he'll take as he stumbles to introduce his first steady boyfriend to his family.

Directed by Julian Clark, 2020, 10 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Julian Clark 10 m English USA