Shorts: Only the Young

Only one thing can save us.

This program has 9 films.

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

In partnership with

Girlsboysmix

Lara Aerts

Lara Aerts

Being intersex in a binary world, Wen Long wonders: Where do I belong?

Country

Netherlands

Year

2020

Duration

7 mins

Interests

Asian, Intersex, RE:Focus, Youth

Language

Dutch (English Subtitles)

Pure

Natalie Jasmine Harris

Natalie Jasmine Harris

On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her queer identity and questions her purity.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Black, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Youth

Language

English

At Last

Lorena Gordon

Lorena Gordon

A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance, Youth

Language

English

amplify

Isak Vaillancourt

Isak Vaillancourt

Three Black women, all Sudbury residents, share their lived experiences and thoughts in relation to the current political climate, racial inequality, and social justice.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Activism, Black, Canadian, Queer

Language

English

To the Future, With Love (Sneak Preview)

Shaleece Haas

Shaleece Haas

This animated self-portrait features 19-year-old Hunter “Pixel” Jimenez, a nonbinary trans boy caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

6 mins

Interests

Animation, Gay, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

English

GraceLand

Bonnie Discepolo

Bonnie Discepolo

A southern mom’s life is all shook up when her fourth grader claims to be the reincarnation of the King of Rock‘n’Roll.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

14 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

English

Cuttlefish

Alexandra Geller

Alexandra Geller

After unexpected encounters both at school and at home, a twelve-year-old tomboy reflects on the space that lives between binaries.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Queer, RE:Focus, Youth

Language

English

Pitoc e icinakosian

Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé

Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé

Director

Gerry Ottawa

Gerry Ottawa

Director

Gerry and their big brother Jos show us that there is more to being different than bullying, discrimination, and harassment.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

6 mins

Interests

Canadian, Indigenous, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

English

Heroes

Andy Nguyen

Andy Nguyen

A short documentary film features transgender youth in Toronto.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

2 mins

Interests

Canadian, Experimental, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

English

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