SHORTS PROGRAM

WHERE THE BOYS ARE

Side-splitting, touching, and engaged, this shorts collection looks closely and hopefully at gay men’s lives in crazy times.

Total Running Time – 89 minutes

Monday, October 16

7:00PM

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Daddy Issues

Director: Matt Campanella, Stephanie Chloé Hepner
Year: 2022
Country: USA
Running Time: 5 Minutes

A young dom receives an unexpected client into whipping, choking, and Bridgerton in this brisk and barbed comic short.

Come Clean

Director: Sal Bardo
Year: 2023
Country: USA
Running Time: 13 Minutes

A touching look at a young man struggling with OCD as he white-knuckles his way through a Grindr hookup and makes a mess of things.

Nothing Special

Director: Mikko Makela
Year: 2023
Country: UK
Running Time: 14 Minutes

When a one-night stand turns emotional, a filmmaker’s and a moviegoer’s ideas of romance are challenged in this interrogation of happy endings in queer stories.

Empire

Director: Thaís de Almeida Prado
Year: 2023
Country: Brazil
Running Time: 4 Minutes

The crown jewels of the empire rise and fall in this subversive and highly symbolic satirical short.

Fire at the Lake

Director: Pierre Menahem      
Year: 2022
Country: France
Running Time: 16 Minutes

A cowherder finds his mother’s lifeless body and flees their mountain hamlet to meet a young man from a dating app.
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival

Testing

Director: Andy Reid      
Year: 2022
Country: Canada
Running Time: 9 Minutes

When a gay man suspects he has an STI, he discovers that the clinic doctor is an older man that he recently had sex with.

Blond Night

Director: Gabrielle Demers     
Year: 2022
Country: Canada
Running Time: 16 Minutes

Unhappy in housing for adults with autism, Victor (neuroatypical actor Patrick Dorneval) avoids its Friday disco, goes for a walk, and meets a sex worker.

Stay Lost

Director: Chris Coats     
Year: 2023
Country: USA
Running Time: 12 Minutes

An aimless young man’s life takes a wild turn after he meets a nomadic musician. Starring out queer actors from White Lotus and Love, Simon.