Shorts: This Is Me Trying

I just wanted you to know that this is me trying.

This program has 9 films.

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

In partnership with

Bellydance Vogue

Hadi Moussally

Hadi Moussally

Hadi’s birthday landed on the 3rd of April, 2020, during lockdown, and for the first time he celebrated it all by himself.

Country

Lebanon

Year

2020

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Experimental,

Language

Arabic (English Subtitles)

Kind Of

Noah Schamus

Noah Schamus

Kind Of follows two trans masculine folks in a newly open relationship as they prepare to host brunch.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

9 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, Trans

Language

English

Taffy

Jon Crawford

Jon Crawford

Director

A young photographer hears the story of an older man.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Aging / Elders, Black, Gay

Language

English

Faraway

Aziz Zoromba

Aziz Zoromba

Estranged from his family because of his homosexuality, a young Arab man navigates his solitude over four seasons—all the while attempting to reconnect with his mother.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

18 mins

Interests

Canadian, French Language, Gay

Language

Arabic / French / English (English Subtitles)

In France Michelle is a Man's Name

Em Weinstein

Em Weinstein

Michael, a young trans man, returns home to the rural American West after years of estrangement from his parents.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

13 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, Sex Work, Trans

Language

English

Bro

Sahand Kabiri

Sahand Kabiri

Director

Mehrad, an upper-middle-class man from Tehran, decides to deal cocaine for the first time in his underground party community.

Country

Iran

Year

2020

Duration

19 mins

Interests

Action, Gay,

Language

Persian (English Subtitles)

Mano Santa

Steph Camacho

Steph Camacho

Don Isidoro, better known as “Mano Santa” in his hometown, shelters his runaway grandson.

Country

Puerto Rico

Year

2020

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Aging / Elders, Gay, Latinx, RE:Focus

Language

Spanish (English Subtitles)

Of Self-Blessing

Golden Adonis Redwood Collier

Golden Adonis Redwood Collier

Director

A dreamy non-binary artist reflects on community, exploration, and embracing the mercurial seasons of self-blessing in the heart of West Philly.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

11 mins

Interests

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

Language

English

Extra Flavour

Carlos Abascal Peiró

Carlos Abascal Peiró

Joachim can’t help but stare at the men who go to the gym across the street from his house, while he devours pickles.

Country

France

Year

2020

Duration

9 mins

Interests

French Language, Gay

Language

French (English Subtitles)

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