Poignant, heartfelt, and insightful stories from the LGBTQ+ community.
A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date. In competition for Best... Read More
Running Time: 12
While Christine tries in vain to get her mute daughter to speak again, an unexpected encounter occurs: She meets Leonore and feels attracted to the woman. Driven by the duties of family life, Christine becomes increasingly conscious of how her own speechlessness prevents her from expressing herself and her desires. In... Read More
Running Time: 19
On the night leading up to his first ever performance, 17-year-old aspiring drag queen Leo faces a number of hurdles, which can be tough to clear in knee-high sequined heels. Will he make it to the mic, or will outside forces thwart his auspicious debut? Presented with the kind permission of ARTE:... Read More
Running Time: 18
Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50€ he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.
In competition for Best LGBT+ Short Read More
Running Time: 9
80-year-old retiree Arthur lives in a modest council home in Vienna. For quite some time he has lovingly been caring for his seriously ill wife Martha, with only female nurses assisting him. With the arrival of Fabiu, the new male Hungarian care worker, his routine is broken. In competition for the Bridging the Borders Award... Read More
Running Time: 30
In the Bronx in the era of 1950s McCarthyism, everybody wants to look the same. Michael, a gay twenty-something-year-old mouse, hides his true identity while he works as a tailor. When Isaac enters the shop one day, he offers the escapism and love Michael craves.
WINNER: Best Animated Short Read More
Running Time: 11