Shorts: Thrive

This program has 10 films.

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

In partnership with

Happy Marriage

Sana Zahra Jafri

Sana Zahra Jafri

A transgender woman encourages her long-term boyfriend to marry a woman of his family’s choosing.

Country

Pakistan

Year

2020

Duration

10 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, South Asian, Trans

Language

Urdu (English Subtitles)

Wishes

Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins

The secret yearnings of a child longing for an alternate identity are traced through a decade of birthday wishes filmed by their mother.

Country

United States

Year

2019

Duration

6 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

English

Silver Femme

Nico Reano

Nico Reano

Silver Femme is a digital ode to the moon; a poetic film that envisions a future and a space where trans people are safe.

Country

United States

Year

2020

Duration

4 mins

Interests

Experimental, Performing Arts, RE:Focus, Trans

Language

English

Send Me an Angel

Shahar Arapov

Shahar Arapov

A special bond forms between a trans boy and his dog, who are both betrayed by their bodies.

Country

Israel

Year

2019

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Animation, Mental Health, RE:Focus, Trans, Youth

Language

Hebrew (English Subtitles)

They/Them

Goldbloom Micomonaco

Goldbloom Micomonaco

Welcome to a day in the life of Silas, a young queer trans person who is trying to navigate homelife, life in the queer community, and figuring out their pronouns.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Canadian, Non-Binary, RE:Focus, Trans

Language

English

It's a Girl!

Andy Nguyen

Andy Nguyen

It’s a Girl! is a self-portrait drawn from a Southeast Asian trans male perspective.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

3 mins

Interests

Canadian, Experimental, RE:Focus, Southeast Asian, Trans, Youth

Language

English

Mes Chéris

Ethan Folk

Ethan Folk

Director

Ty Wardwell

Ty Wardwell

Director

Jamal Phoenix

Jamal Phoenix

Director

Jamal Phoenix takes on the role of Chéri, a character modelled after his experiences as a Fierce Fem sex worker, setting out to subvert straight porn tropes and mainstream trans* representation.

Country

Germany

Year

2020

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Black, Experimental, RE:Focus, Sex Work, Trans

Language

English

Pink & Blue

Carmen LoBue

Carmen LoBue

After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple wrestle with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how they will raise a child in a binary world.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Non-Binary, RE:Focus, Trans

Language

English

Put the Brights On

Raymond Rea

Raymond Rea

An experimental nonfiction look at trans people who prefer not to live in the city.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Experimental, Mental Health, RE:Focus, Trans

Language

English

Vestirse

John E. Kilberg

John E. Kilberg

Jacky is trying to get dressed to meet their mother one late afternoon.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Non-Binary, RE:Focus

Language

English / Spanish (English Subtitles)

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