Shorts: Let It Be Me

Guests

Alex Megaro

Alex Megaro

Director

Christopher Cunetto

Christopher Cunetto

Director

Sex clubs, teddy bears, cruising, and erotic wrestling, this collection of shorts is all about owning your truth and not being afraid to express yourself.

Rating and Content Advisory

18A | Sexual Content. Scenes containing graphic sexual content and nudity.

This program has 8 films.

Fri May 26, 9:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Pipes

Kilian Feusi

Kilian Feusi

Director

Jessica Meier

Jessica Meier

Director

Sujanth Ravichandran

Sujanth Ravichandran

Director

Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe and to his surprise finds himself inside a gay fetish club.

Country

Switzerland

Year

2022

Duration

4 mins

Interests

Bear

Jimi Vall Peterson

Jimi Vall Peterson

Director

When the inexperienced, 24-year-old Elias is reunited with his cuddly, talking childhood teddy bear, a passionate relationship is re-awakened

Country

Sweden

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

Krush The Wrestler

Alex Megaro

Alex Megaro

Director

Exploring the innate intimacy of submission wrestling, a lifelong wrestler turns his talents into an on-demand fetish video service.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

STATE OF MIND

Donald C. Shorter Jr.

Donald C. Shorter Jr.

Director

State of Mind highlights the intimacy and beauty found through the experience of power exchange in BDSM/leather/fetish/kink.

Country

United States

Year

0

Duration

3 mins

Interests

Nothing Special

Mikko Makela

Mikko Makela

Director

A filmmaker’s and a moviegoer’s ideas of cinematic romance are put to the test during a one-night stand that turns emotional.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Farlaques

Julien Cadieux

Julien Cadieux

Director

An Acadian country road and beautiful beach attract more than just tourists.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

7 mins

Interests

He Watches

Joshua Conkel

Joshua Conkel

Director

Tom has his boyfriend Mikey move in and what initially seems like domestic bliss gives way to creeping dread as a malevolent spirit makes itself known.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Safe Word

Christopher Cunetto

Christopher Cunetto

Director

Cesar, an emotionally stunted masochist, must confront his self-loathing after his dom, Bear, reinterprets the rules of their game.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

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Guests

Kristian Cahatol

Kristian Cahatol

Director

Lourdes Miere

Lourdes Miere

Director

Kay Chan

Kay Chan

Director

Crushes, homecoming, and some surprising special interests: this short program highlights the complexities of young adulthood and the importance of being yourself.

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

This program has 9 films.

Fri May 26, 1:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Crushed

Ella Rocca

Ella Rocca

Director

Dealing with their own obsessive crushes, Ella Rocca researches what to do about it.

Country

Switzerland

Year

2022

Duration

8 mins

Interests

Evan Ever After

Ariel Mahler

Ariel Mahler

Radha Mehta

Radha Mehta

This short documentary explores the journey of Florida’s first transgender Homecoming Queen, Evan Bialosuknia, and her confidence and impact on youth faced with discrimination from Florida’s newly signed “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

The Dance Off

Nicolás Keller Sarmiento

Nicolás Keller Sarmiento

Director

By a gas station in rural Argentina, a broken-hearted drag queen helps young Ernesto find the courage to follow his dreams.

Country

Argentina

Year

2023

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Better at Texting

Mary Galloway

Mary Galloway

Director

Trinity – a radical, Indigenous, feminist – and Addison – a devout, Black Mormon – are forced to work together on a school project and discover they have more in common than they thought.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

11 mins

Interests

To All That We Are

Kristian Cahatol

Kristian Cahatol

Director

Two non-binary young adults embark on a dream-like journey of self-discovery and acceptance as they navigate the complexities of love and identity.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Word by Word

Lourdes Miere

Lourdes Miere

Director

Word by Word is a short documentary following the creative journey of Robyn Sidhu, a spoken word poet.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Wherever You Are, Wherever I Am

Kay Chan

Kay Chan

Director

A pair of Two-Spirit Métis-Chinese youth soften a deer hide together, revealing a story about belonging and honoring your full self and ancestry, no matter where you are.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

2 mins

Interests

Fursona

Aly Labbé-Hervieux

Aly Labbé-Hervieux

Fursona is an incursion into the universe of Aly, a member of the Furry community.

Country

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

Interests

GORDITX

Malik Ever

Malik Ever

With her summer camp golf tournament looming, outcast Ursula hopes to win and prove her worth with the help of Chef Cormac, the transmasculine former ladies golf pro.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

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