Shorts: High School Confidential

In a world that can feel overwhelming, these films teach us the importance of finding our true selves and loving every part of our being, allowing us to find the light inside us and let it shine brightly.

Guests: Fraser Collins, Leah Tomlinson, Hollywood Jade, Andrea A. Walter, Ella Jay Basco

This program has 7 films.

May 24, 2024 1:30 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

Digital Screening Available May 25

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The Tweetations Revue

Fraser Collins

Fraser Collins

Director

A charismatic cast of songbirds take flight on a musical journey through a vibrant variety show, creating a fantastical celebration of cultural heritage and artistic brilliance.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

21 mins

Interests

Black, BOLD, Canadian, Local,

GIGI

Cynthia Calvi

Cynthia Calvi

Director

From the tormented little mermaid to the fulfilled woman she is today, Gigi tells the story of her gender transition with humour and sensitivity.

Country

France

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Animation, Fashion, French Language, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

We Met at Camp

MC Plaschke

MC Plaschke

Director

Hayden is new to camp and doesn’t fit in with the other girls. She’d rather spend time with her counselor, Alison, who makes her feel special in a way that she doesn’t quite understand.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

16 mins

Interests

Lesbian, Youth

THE NAME

Alexander Aguilar

Alexander Aguilar

Director

Conflicted and alienated by his given name, a young kid struggles to live a double life in secret, fearing that coming out might affect his relationship with his mother.

Country

France

Year

2023

Duration

2 mins

Interests

Animation, Trans, Youth

i'm in love with edgar allan poe

Andrea A Walter

Andrea A Walter

Director

Two goth teens face an ingredient supply issue as they prepare to resurrect the soul of Edgar Allan Poe.

Country

United States

Year

2024

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Asian, RE:Focus, Youth

Forza, Rea!

Isabel Pahud

Isabel Pahud

Isabel Clerici

Isabel Clerici

Laura Zimmermann

Laura Zimmermann

Polina Tyrsa

Polina Tyrsa

Rea embarks on a breakneck tumble to catch a flyaway letter to her crush, dodging countless obstacles on the bumpy terrain of the old town streets.

Country

Switzerland

Year

2023

Duration

3 mins

Interests

Animation, RE:Focus, Romance, Youth

ALOK

Alex Hedison

Alex Hedison

A compelling portrait of Alok Vaid-Menon, the internationally acclaimed, non-binary author, poet, comedian, and public speaker.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

19 mins

Interests

Activism, Non-Binary, Performing Arts, Queer, RE:Focus, South Asian, Trans

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