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A showcase of award-winning local and international gay shorts, these 8 films will transport you to unexpected and surprising places. Your heart aflutter — you’ll be left gagging for more!
Directed by Harry Sabulis | Australia | English
Lumber is an LGBTQIA+ romantic drama following a quiet recluse lumberjack living a lonely life at his lumbermill in rural Queensland. He goes to a gay bar for the first time in hopes to find love. Stepping outside of the comfort of his cosy country cottage, the lumberjack dives into the deep end of life as a gay man over the span of one night; enduring drunk attempts at flirting, witnessing casual acts of oral sex and confronting aggressive homophobia. Through all the struggles and turmoil, he makes it out on the other side, finding a silver lining of hope for his love life from an unlikely stranger.
F^¢K ’€M R!GHT B@¢K (2021)
Directed by Harris Doran | USA | English
A queer Black aspiring rapper in Baltimore must outwit his vengeful day-job boss to avoid getting fired after accidentally eating an edible.
The man of my dreams (2021)
Directed by Tristan Scott-Behrends | USA | English
Two gorgeous magnetic male lovers traipse around the streets of NYC enmeshed in a dreamy romance.
A fox in the night (2021)
Directed by Keeran Anwar Blessie | UK | English
A south London story in which opposites attract, appearances deceive, and bravery reaps rewards.
Boom and Bloom (2021)
Directed by Stefan Langthaler | Austria | German
In the Austrian Alps, father and son set out on a hike to finally climb to the top of their emotional world.
Nathan Joe: Homecoming poems (2022)
Directed by Sara West | New Zealand | English | Documentary
Using three poems, Nathan Joe explores the form of autobiography through performance poetry. A meditation that explores the vast lived experience between Christchurch and Auckland, between queerness and being Chinese-Kiwi. Where nostalgia intersects with hope to reveal a concise history of a whole self.
Fado menor (2022)
Directed by Salvador Alejandro Gutiérrez | Portugal | Portuguese
Two gay, immigrant men set out to reconcile their issues while roaming the dark streets of Lisbon. While reminiscing their time together, they think back to an awkward encounter at a Fado bar regarding confrontation of their sexuality.
Directed by Dania Bdeir | France, Lebanon | Arabic
Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.
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