Shorts: Top of the World

Guests

Young in age but beyond their years, the subjects of these films are taking on everything from first crushes to state legistation.

This program has 7 films.

Fri May 24, 1:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
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The One You Never Forget

Morgan Fox

Morgan Fox

Director

A 14-year-old boy excitedly prepares for his first dance, but when his date arrives he’s faced with a split-second decision.

Country

United States

Year

2018

Duration

8 mins

Interests

Black, Gay, Romance, Youth

PG Rating

Listen

Jake Graf

Jake Graf

Director

Featuring young trans actors in trans roles, Listen frankly depicts some of the myriad struggles experienced daily by trans children and teenagers.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2018

Duration

4 mins

Interests

Trans, Youth

PG Rating

Anemone

Amrou Al-Kadhi

Amrou Al-Kadhi

Director

A second-generation teen searches for a way to express their non-binary identity.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2018

Duration

18 mins

Interests

Black, Non-Binary, Youth

PG Rating

Maybe

Kathryn Cole

Kathryn Cole

Director

After an unexpected encounter in Waikiki, a young girl explores her sexuality in secret, causing new rifts between her and her religious Philippine family.

Country

United States

Year

2018

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Lesbian, RE:Focus, Southeast Asian, Youth

PG Rating

Mack Wrestles

Erin Sanger

Erin Sanger

Director

Mack Beggs broke records and changed history when he won the Texas State title as a transgender wrestler.

Country

United States

Year

2018

Duration

25 mins

Interests

RE:Focus, Sports, Trans, Youth

PG Rating

Ladies Day

Abena Taylor-Smith

Abena Taylor-Smith

Director

Amma spends the day in an Afro Caribbean salon having her hair braided. The shop is full of fun, gossip and laughter, but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2018

Duration

8 mins

Interests

Black, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Youth

PG Rating

Sequins

Michael Beddoes

Michael Beddoes

Director

Paul Bigsby’s life is turned upside down when he enlists the help of a jaded Blackpool drag queen in order to realize his dream

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2019

Duration

17 mins

Interests

PG Rating

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