SCREENING 1
Vibracall | Remi’s Secret | Not so Black and White | Available Men | Summer | Systolic Diastolic

Vibracall (Brazil)
Filmmakers: Esmir Filho, Mariana Bastos
Duration: 3m
Film Synopsis:
In a classroom, weird phone calls occurs
 
 
 
About the Filmmakers:
Esmir Filho graduated in Film at Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, FAAP and Mariana graduated in Radio and TV at the same University. Both developed parallel careers as short-feature film makers, winning prizes at national and international festivals and at Cannes. At the moment both direct several audiovisual contents at Ioio Filmes.

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Remi’s Secret (USA)
Filmmaker: Rachel Clift
Duration: 9m
Film Synopsis:
Portrait of Thai Trans Performer
 
About the Filmmakers:
Rachel Clift is an independent film and television producer based in Brooklyn. Recently, she produced 'Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie' for PBS/WGBH, which won the prestigious 2006 James BEARD award for best food show on Television. She has also filmed and directed several award-winning short films, and played a lead role in the critically-acclaimed indie hit ‘Mutual Appreciation’.

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Not so Black and White (UK)
Filmmaker: Col Cruise
Duration: 4m
Film Synopsis:
The intersex narrator of this animation talks about his changing experiences of his body
 
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Available Men (USA)
Filmmaker: David Dean Bottrell
Duration: 15m
Film Synopsis:
A Hollywood agent (dispatched to sign a “hot” new writer) and a sensitive gay man (waiting for a blind date), mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet.
About the Filmmakers:
David Dean Bottrell (Writer/Director) co-wrote the screenplay for the 2001 Fox Searchlight release KINGDOM COME. His first short film, AVAILABLE MEN has won 14 'Best Short Film' awards since its world premiere in March 2006 at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival.

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Summer (UK)
Filmmaker: Hong Khaou
Duration: 9m
Film Synopsis:
Leung has a chance to win a wish; it is a wish he has to fight for.
 
 
 
About the Filmmakers:
Hong Khaou was born in Cambodia and grew up in England. He studied fine art and eventually settled for film. He also writes for the theatre, and is currently adapting one of his plays into a feature film.

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Systolic Diastolic (Spain)
Filmmaker: Pelayo Muniz
Duration: 19m 20secs
Film Synopsis:
Angel and Tono are a couple that has to face a terrible situation: Angel is dying.
About the Filmmakers:
Systolic Diastolic is the first film of Pelayo Muniz as director

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SCREENING 2
Test Phantom | The Silent Bodies | In the High School | Mormor’s Visit | Queer with a Dog

Test Phantom (UK)
Filmmaker: Robin Kiteley
Duration: 5m 55secs
Film Synopsis:
This piece explores themes of intimacy, memory and desire via a recounted monologue about an anonymous sexual encounter.
About the Filmmakers:
Yorkshire-based Filmmaker currently working with a range of found materials to produce a body or work which considers issues of identity, memory and autobiography.

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The Silent Bodies (Belgium)
Filmmaker: Luz Diaz
Duration: 17m
Film Synopsis:The wanders of a solitary girl fascinated by a mysterious woman...
 
 
About the Filmmakers:
Luz Diaz is 23 years old and has directed several short films of fiction and documentary within the framework of her studies of cinema in the INSAS & subsequently. In 2006, she was a European member of the jury for the Marathon of short film’s writing of the International Festival of the scriptwriters of Bourges ( Scenario In the Long Court). She was also a prize-winner of the Belgian competition “All in Cannes” following the writing of a criticism concerning David Lynch film “ Mulholland Drive”.

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In the High School (Spain)
Filmmaker: Xavi Sala
Duration: 3m
Film Synopsis:
A man and a boy looking at each other on a bench.
 
 
About the Filmmaker:
Born in Alacant , 1971, He has directed the short films “60 anos”, “Maleteros”, “Los Padres” and “Hiyab”.

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Mormor’s Visit (USA)
Filmmaker: Casper Andreas
Duration: 16m
 
 
Film Synopsis:Simon, a Swedish photographer living in New York - Harlem, answers his doorbell one day to find his grandmother, his mormor, standing at his doorstep. Mormor, tired of her sheltered Swedish retirement home, has eloped to join Simon in the freedoms of New York life. Now Simon has to figure out what to do with his 82 year old grandmother- and how to explain that naked black man in his bed.
About the Filmmakers:
Originally from Sweden, Casper’s University studies brought him to Chicago, Illinois and Paris. Casper Andreas has now founded his own company Embrem Entertainment and is based in New York.

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Queer with a Dog (Spain)
Filmmaker: Vicente Villanueva
Duration: 15m 34secs
Film Synopsis:Of all the goals that Pablo had set when moving to Madrid, there is only one he has not reached yet...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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