Senior Moments 2021

Senior Moments 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.

Senior Moments is a unique look at the stories that celebrate the 'golden years' of the LGBTQ+ community. Every grey hair is earned with pride. Curated by Joe McGovern.


80-year-old retiree Arthur lives in a modest home in Vienna. For quite some time he has lovingly been caring for his seriously ill wife Martha, with only female nurses assisting him. When the new male hungarian care worker Fabiu enters the picture, his routine is broken. But soon the two men become closer and inside Arthur feelings of desire and suppressed longing start to rise.

Directed by Stefan Langthaler, 2020, 30 min, Austria, German with English subtitles, G

Directed by Stefan Langthaler 30 m German with English subtitles Austria

In Orbit

There was once an invisible optician, trapped in a strange and lonely world. Her story starts with a broken lens and the woman who taught her to see things differently.

Directed by Katie McNiece, 2019, 17 min, Ireland, English, L

Directed by Katie McNiece 17 m English Ireland

You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow

A gay, married man is continuously forced to 'come out' to his father, who suffers from late-stage Alzheimer's.

Directed by Michael Hanley, 2020, 13 min, USA, English, G

Directed by Michael Hanley 13 m English USA

Baby Lies Truthfully

It's 1987. David Robilliard is a young artist and writer in London. His work is raw as it is refreshing. It's coarse but laceratingly clever exploring everything from dating and sex to depression and loss.

Directed by Joseph Ingham, 2020, 6 min, United Kingdom, English, G

Directed by Joseph Ingham 6 m English United Kingdom

Eleven Weeks

Carla Jean Johnson accepts her fast and aggressive cancer diagnosis with clarity and grace while photographer Anna Kuperberg, her long time wife, documents their final days and weeks together. With mesmerizing footage and intimate recordings of the couple’s final conversations, Eleven Weeks is a story more about love than death.

Directed by Anna Kuperberg & Julie Caskey, 2020, 15 min, USA, English, L

Directed by Anna Kuperberg & Julie Caskey 15 m English USA

Closed Casket

Derek lives in a soulless newly-built block of flats. He doesn’t belong in this new brave world of glass and steel. Craving company, Derek spends most of his time peering into his neighbours’ windows and having a good old judge at what they’re up to.

Directed by Piotr Cieplak, 2020, 10 min, United Kingdom, English, G

Directed by Piotr Cieplak 10 m English United Kingdom


Bernardo is an old Art History teacher recently retired and widowed from his wife Cecilia. Without a clear path to go on with his life, one day he runs into Víctor, a piano player and long lost love from Bernardo’s past that he hasn’t seen in almost 40 years.

Directed by Antonio De la Torre, 2019, 20 min, Mexico, Spanish with English subtitles, G

Directed by Antonio De la Torre 20 m Spanish with English subtitles Mexico