Horror - LGBTQ
With Scotland in the 1974 World Cup everything looks rozy – but thirteen year-old Stephen, is more into Glam Rock than the Beautiful Game – in direct conflict with his football-mad Dad.
‘Would you dare to jump if there were water?’, insecure teenager Alexander asks the boy he admires, who stands on a diving board in the middle of the beach. Cautiously dancing, they approach each other.
Santiago, Chile, 1986. Luchito, a 13-year-old boy, masturbates while he obsessively contemplates Manuel, his 16-year-old neighbor, whom he can see standing by a window in an adjacent project building. Oblivious of the gaze of his precocious voyeur, Manuel discovers his sexuality with girl from the neighborhood. The window turns into an erotic cinematographic world that awakens a curiosity in Luchito, with disastrous repercussions for Manuel.
BOY (‘the helper’) tells the story of an invisible member of our society, an illegal Filipino cleaner. He has no name. Moving continuously from one location to the other, he is living between being seen and being invisible, between his life with his boyfriend, an erotic dancer, and his role as financial provider of his family back home. All this changes when his boyfriend auditions for a dance-company and one of his employers commits suicide. A charming photographer shows interest in him. He wants him as a model for a photo series.
A young man agrees to support his ex lover during an HIV test. Not having seen each other for a while, they are forced to sit together in the waiting room of an STI clinic. What starts out as an awkward conversation, soon becomes something more tender. Is there still a chance for reconciliation?
A six year old boy announces his homosexuality to a large group of family and friends, who burst out of their seats into applause, shouts of approval and even tears, and we are left to wonder what he is feeling.
Facing twilight years of loneliness and isolation, Hilda (Joan Collins) whilst clearing out her deceased husband’s belongings, unearths a long-buried secret. The find forces her to confront her past and break free from her solitude with an attempt to live the life that she always denied herself…
LA Shorts (won BEST ACTRESS)
Manchester Film Festival (BEST SHORT FILM)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
New Port Beach Film Festival
Long listed for a BAFTA
After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous, oppressive, and unstable social climate of Egypt today.
Film Festivals & Screenings
*2017 Docfest Sheffield
*2017 International Animation Film Festival Annecy
A soccer hooligan loves his club unconditionally. But when you’re gay, you’ll probably better off keeping quiet in world that’s dear to you.
SELECTED FOR CLERMONT-FERRAND 2014
An Asian-American high school football player confronts his deepest fears after an
encounter with a mysterious figure.
72nd Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation
(Queer Palm Nominee)
Best Score – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Spokane International Film Festival
Toronto Inside Out
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
…and many more
In the wake of a breakup, Hans decides to take the plunge and become a sugar daddy after
spotting “toyboy” Andrej on the nightclub dance floor. Money can’t buy love, but it can buy pleasure, and Hans is desperate to regain any kind of control he can.
Selected for TIFF 2016!
Alcopops, VHS tapes, cigarettes, boys, MSN Messenger, Placebo. Set on the Isle of Wight in 2003, fragments of the director’s own teenage video diaries collide with the fictional story of 15-year-old Tommy in this short film about a boy’s search for connection in the advent of the internet age.
Infatuated with his best friend’s boyfriend and unable to truly reveal himself to anyone, Tommy feels an overwhelming sense of isolation on the small chalk island he calls home. Desperate to be seen, he logs on to the family computer, clicks connect and opens MSN…
Two young men – one sighted, one blind – see the world and their bodies in different ways. Unexpectedly, they find a connection beyond the visual in the collision of taste, touch and sound. The connection is sensual, and within it they each find something new.
Luke and Ellen break into a derelict Victorian swimming baths in order to spend the night together. They are discovered by Martin, a night watchman. Danger and desire collide when we discover that no one is who and what they seem. A tale of loneliness and longing, power and control.
A portrait of one night’s intimacy between two men that just met. Their physical connection is immediate and they get carried away and have unsafe sex. Once the sexual tension has been released they’re having an intimate conversation, about gay men sexual roles, about preferences and self-image, about manhood.
As morning approaches, their moment is nearing its end and one’s need for reciprocity may question the other’s ability to love.
71st Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation Official Selection (France, May 2018)
34th Haifa film Festival – Official Selection (Haifa, Israel, September 2018)
24th Athens International Film Festival (Athens, Greece, September 2018)
41st Denver Film Festival – Official Selection (Denver, Colorado, USA, November 2018)
24th Chéries-Chéris Film Festival du Film LGBTQI de Paris – Sélection Officielle (Paris, France, November 2018)
23rd Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS – Official Selection (Riga, Latvia, November 2018)
5th Rajasthan International Film Festival – Official Selection (Jaipur, India, January 2019)
Pendance Film Festival – Official Selection (Toronto, Canada, February 2019)
Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia, February 2019)
Brussels Short Film Festival (Special Jury Mention)
In this tragicomedy two Iranian refugees decide to impersonate as a gay couple in order to obtain asylum. But for the adventurous, but lonely Shahram and the serious journalist Abbas it is hard to live with their façade to the very end.