Shorts: Talk to Me

Anxiety on a first date, a plethora of miscommunications, and a pesky apocalypse – relationships aren’t easy at the best of times, and life has a way of throwing many challenges our way. But through this collection of shorts, we see the importance of connection and intimacy, even when it requires a little bit of effort.

Guests: Chris Coats, Ella May Sahlman, Mike Liebenson

This program has 7 films.

June 1, 2024 2:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

Digital Screening Available June 2

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Halfway

Kumar Chheda

Kumar Chheda

Director

A turbulent couple finds themselves at opposing entrances of Juhu beach, compelling them to walk toward each other and meet in the middle.

Country

India

Year

2023

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Gay, Romance, South Asian

Muscat

Philippe Grenier

Philippe Grenier

Director

Samir, a 16-year-old Moroccan fisherman, discovers his attraction toward men when he meets Louis, a tourist traveling with his wife.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

17 mins

Interests

African, Canadian, Family, Gay

Congratulations, Dx!

Mark Felix Ebreo

Mark Felix Ebreo

Director

After receiving an undetectable HIV status, Dexter finally shows up at his friends’ party and reconnects with them, following a long and sudden ghosting.

Country

Philippines

Year

2023

Duration

20 mins

Interests

Asian, Gay, HIV / AIDS

The Last Take

Brian Foyster

Brian Foyster

Director

Facing the end, a movie star from the golden age of Hollywood must reconcile with the only man he ever loved.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Aging / Elders, Gay, Romance

Stay Lost

Chris Coats

Chris Coats

Director

A chance meeting with a nomadic musician sets an aimless and depressed young man’s life on an entirely new trajectory.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Family, Gay, Sexy

8 Minutes 20 Seconds

Harris Doran

Harris Doran

Director

There are only 8 minutes and 20 seconds of sunlight left on earth and Max must race against time to reconcile with his ex-boyfriend.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Gay, Romance, Sci-Fi

Great Canyon

Ella Sahlman

Ella Sahlman

Director

Chronicling the endearing anxieties and insecurities of two men on a first date.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

7 mins

Interests

Gay, Mental Health, RE:Focus, Romance

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