Shorts: Bad Blood

‘Cause baby now we got bad blood.

This program has 9 films.

May 27th, Noon (ET) to June 6th, 11:59 PM (ET)
Online

In partnership with

Mother Bunker

George Metaxas

George Metaxas

Director

Set during the robot-human war, a military robot named Mother begins to self-express by dressing in human drag and performing to a robot army.

Country

Australia

Year

2020

Duration

5 mins

Language

English

Octavia's Visions

Zara Zandieh

Zara Zandieh

Inspired by the Parable novels of Afrofuturist author Octavia E. Butler, this poetic piece expresses a queer utopian imaginary, a longing to create, out of the old, something new.

Country

Germany

Year

2021

Duration

18 mins

Interests

Activism, Black, Experimental, Queer, RE:Focus, Sci-Fi

Language

English / German (English Subtitles)

Unliveable

Matheus Farias

Matheus Farias

Director

Enock Carvalho

Enock Carvalho

Marilene searches for her daughter, Roberta, a trans woman who has gone missing. While running out of time, Marilene discovers a mysterious hope for the future.

Country

Brazil

Year

2020

Duration

20 mins

Interests

Black, Latinx, Sci-Fi, Trans

Language

Portuguese (English Subtitles)

Escaping the Fragile Planet

Thanasis Tsimpinis

Thanasis Tsimpinis

A boy-meets-boy tale, a few hours before the world ends.

Country

Greece

Year

2020

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Gay, Sci-Fi

Language

Greek (English Subtitles)

Catfish Killer

Gil Hizon

Gil Hizon

Director

Seth Harrington

Seth Harrington

Three gay besties on a camping trip are thrust into danger when one of them inadvertently catfishes a serial killer online.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Gay, Horror

Language

English

Meta

Sydne Horton

Sydne Horton

Artie Talbot, a spry and self-conscious trans boy, descends upon the high school prom with his best friend Lucy, which leads to an emotional and physical metamorphosis.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Horror, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

English

Red String of Fate

Lance Fernandes

Lance Fernandes

Director

Lovina Yavari

Lovina Yavari

Director

In the year 2090, during a civil war between humans and androids, a robotics engineer tries to bring her fallen lover back to life.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Canadian, Queer, RE:Focus, Sci-Fi

Language

English

Sinvergüenzilla in ``First Kiss``

Anita Abbasi

Anita Abbasi

Sinvergüenzilla, a music-loving blue alien deity, visits Earth to experience her first human kiss. But as she arrives in Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic, her search gets complicated.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance, Sci-Fi

Language

English

Trashy Booty

Iris Devins

Iris Devins

Two dumpster diving trans women unknowingly participate in a social experiment when they pickup a hitchhiking robot on the side of the road.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

9 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, Sci-Fi, Trans

Language

English

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