Shorts: F*ck the Pain Away

From leather daddies to cruising newbies, from bisexual friends of friends to celebrity crushes, this program delves into the vast world of queer intimacy, one hookup at a time.

This program contains scenes with graphic sexual content.

This program has 7 films.

May 26, 2024 7:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

Digital Screening Available May 27

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Sponsors

Leadership Circle | Neville Austin

Body of Christ

Ángel Villahermosa

Ángel Villahermosa

Director

After receiving his first communion, Pablo can’t stop thinking about Sebastián, the beautiful altar boy.

Country

Spain

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Gay, Hispanic, Religion, Sexy

Honey To The Moon

Rob Woodcox

Rob Woodcox

Director

Through surrealistic visuals and flowing dance, twin flames bend and grow together in nature.

Country

Mexico

Year

2023

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Experimental, Gay, Latinx, Sexy

Pillow Chocolate

Charlie Tidmas

Charlie Tidmas

Director

Following a one-night stand with a celebrity, trans man, Jamie, is forced to choose between a relationship and his own self-worth.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Gay, RE:Focus, Sexy, Trans

Merman

Sterling Hampton IV

Sterling Hampton IV

Director

A 58-year-old Black Queer man speaks the truth about his life as an emergency nurse, a leather enthusiast, husband, and civil rights advocate.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Black, BOLD, Gay

Absent Bodies

Antonius Ghosn

Antonius Ghosn

Director

N returns to his hometown of Beirut after years of absence but remains invisible to his loved ones, who can only feel his presence.

Country

Lebanon

Year

2023

Duration

26 mins

Interests

Family, Gay, Middle Eastern

Friend of a Friend

Simon Gualtieri

Simon Gualtieri

Director

Jules is bisexual and ready for his first experience with Samuel, a friend of friend.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

15 mins

Interests

Bisexual, Canadian, French Language, Sexy

Foraging

Matthew Jacobs Morgan

Matthew Jacobs Morgan

Director

A bored gay couple go cruising for the first time but, when they get lost in the woods, the cracks of their relationship become chasms.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

BOLD, Gay, Sexy

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