Laugh, cry, smile and be entertained during an evening of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ short films at the State Theatre curated to entertain, educate, and celebrate. Running time: 58 minutes. This event is proudly sponsored by Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers.
This year’s lineup of featured films include:
ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS
Julianna Notten (she / her) / Canada / 2017 / 15 mins
ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS shares the story of an authentic girl-power duo. Erin, who tries to woo the coolest girl in school and Liz, who just wants to finish her comic book. Will the BFF’s be overcome by the daunting days of junior high, or will their tenacity and creativity outsmart even the toughest moments?
DO I HAVE BOOBS NOW?
Joella Cabalu (she / her) & Milena Salazar (she / her) / Canada / 2017 / 6:45 mins
While undergoing hormone replacement therapy in 2015, Canadian trans activist Courtney Demone launched the online campaign #DoIHaveBoobsNow. She documented her transition with topless photos and sparked a global conversation. One year later, she revisits her virtual journey with queer feminism and censorship in this documentary short.
THE COCOA FONDUE SHOW
Andrew Wyatt Arnold (he / him) / USA / 2018 / 15:45 mins
Calling all queens! Cue the music, lights, and drama as Cocoa Fondue meets her match during the production of her new variety show pilot THE COCOA FONDUE SHOW. “A drag extravaganza short starring some of the biggest drag names in the biz!”
SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX
Reinout Hellenthal (he / him) / Netherlands / 2017 / Dutch with English subtitles /18:45 mins
A multi award-winning short film, SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX, highlights the complexities of isolation and connection. Alex has found a friend in his sister’s boyfriend and when the couple announces that they will be moving away, Alex must face the depth of his feelings before it tears him apart.
PROUD TO LOVE
Charlotte Firmin (she / her) / United Kingdom / 2018 / 1:25 mins
Introducing London-based student filmmaker, Charlotte Firmin and her North American premiere. PROUD TO LOVE shines bright as an animated anthem of identity, friendship and standing up for the right to choose love. We see you and you are enough.