Shorts: Sparks Fly

‘Cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile.

This program has 9 films.

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

In partnership with

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Alex Cardy

Alex Cardy

Director

Tali Polichtuk

Tali Polichtuk

Director

Kitty Chrystal

Kitty Chrystal

Director

Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV during lockdown but mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters.

Country

Australia

Year

2021

Duration

6 mins

Interests

Animation, Non-Binary, RE:Focus

Language

English

Curbside Pickup

Hingman Leung

Hingman Leung

What if the hardest thing about dating during the pandemic isn’t the pandemic?

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

7 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance

Language

English

Noor & Layla

Fawzia Mirza

Fawzia Mirza

Noor and Layla are breaking up. It’s the end of the road for these two Muslim women…or is it just the beginning? Five life-changing moments in their relationship are marked by the Muslim call to prayer.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Black, Canadian, Lesbian, Muslim / Islam, RE:Focus, South Asian

Language

English

Girls Shouldn't Walk Alone at Night

Katerine Martineau

Katerine Martineau

Director

After a late-night high school graduation party, Chantal and Delphine find themselves walking home alone in the dark.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Youth

Language

French (English Subtitles)

And Then

Jenn Ravenna Tran

Jenn Ravenna Tran

Mana, a Japanese-American woman, arrives in Tokyo seeking a break from her life as an artist. There she meets Haru, a Japanese woman from the countryside who dreams of becoming an artist herself one day.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Asian, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance

Language

English

To You My Love

Olivia Margarita Gastaldo

Olivia Margarita Gastaldo

To You My Love investigates the visual poetry of a love letter.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Black, Non-Binary, Queer, RE:Focus, Romance

Language

Without Dialogue

Begum Parvathi

Radhika Prasidhha

Radhika Prasidhha

Two women meet online and over the course of a few months they share an intimate connection through phone calls, texts, and virtual exchanges.

Country

India

Year

2021

Duration

8 mins

Interests

Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance, South Asian

Language

Tamil (English Subtitles)

Mercury Afrograde

Blanche Akonchong

Blanche Akonchong

On a crazy day during mercury retrograde, a family’s deepest secrets come to the surface forcing them to realize they are not the model African family.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Black, Lesbian, RE:Focus

Language

English

Trashed

Alyson M. Richards

Alyson M. Richards

An uptight woman returns home to find her kitchen trashed and her housekeeper passed out drunk on the pantry floor.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, RE:Focus

Language

English

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