Reluctantly Queer by Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana, 9 min.).
The unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his love for same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by same-sex politics in Ghana. Reluctantly Queer both disrobes and questions what it means to be queer for this man in this time and space.
Red (Root!) by Hans Lein. (Netherlands, 2 min.).
The soccer players play like bloodthirsty dogs. With trembling knees, the referee intervenes. He must draw a card; red. But it does not come to a violent confrontation. Love is in the air.
Breaking Fast by Mike Mosallam. (USA, 18 min.).
On the holiest night during the month of Ramadan, a practicing Muslim named Mo reluctantly attends his best friend’s birthday party. There, he unexpectedly meets Kal, a 30-year-old all-American white guy, who catches him by surprise with each twist and turn through the streets of Los Angeles.
The Hungry Hungry Homo by Aron Kantor (USA, 3 min.).
Tradesman’s Exit by Tom E. Brown (USA, 13 min.).
A peculiar man goes to great lengths to get closure.
Photo Op by Dave Solomon (USA, 9 min.).
A lonely Brookyln photographer gets the courage to come out from behind his camera to capture his crush, but it turns out there is more to the picture than meets the eye.
Forever, Ally by Iyabo Boyd (USA, 11 min.).
When Ally dies suddenly, it occurs to Ronaldo that she was his best friend. In contemplating solitude, he ruminates on the body, sex, nature, and how Ally knew him better than anyone. In return, Ally reflects on life of earth and tries to find understanding in Ronaldo’s pent-up existence, ushering him toward opening up again. Her death prompts Ronaldo to reach out to his cute neighbor Dallas to help put her to rest, stirring up never-before realized feelings between them.
Ecstasy by Kyle Reaume (Canada, 5 min.).
Sam would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more – even if it means getting violent.
Want It by Lee Haven Jones (UK, 12 min.)
An intruder breaks into a modern and luxurious home. He wants it. As he samples the lifestyle his senses are heightened. When the owner of the house returns unexpectedly, the tables are turned, and the intruder finds himself naked and powerless. A film about passion, longing and desire in all its forms.
Bearmania by Aron Kantor. (USA, 3 min.).
O Noapte In Tokoriki by Roxana Stroe (Romania, 18 min.).
There’s a party in the Tokoriki nightclub. It’s Geanina’s 18th birthday and the whole village is there. Alin seems to have something on his mind. His eyes sparkle when he sets eyes on Geanina, which doesn’t escape her boyfriend’s attention. Emotions are running high. Will there be an escalation tonight?