Animation Shorts


95m
GENRE: Activism | AIDS/HIV | Animation | Bisexual | Black/African American | Comedy | Coming Out | Death/Dying | Discrimination | Drama | Drugs/Addiction | Experimental | Gay | Gender | Lesbian | Mental Health | Native American/Indigenous | Non-binary | Parenting/Family | Queer | Relationships | Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy | Sexuality | Trans Women/Transfeminine | Transgender | Youth (18 & Under)
SECTION: Shorts | Streaming

How does one navigate intergalactic polyamory with a broken heart? Can a mouse with man-hands learn to love after loss? With imagination and humor, this revelatory selection of LGBTQ+ shorts takes us on an animated journey through our fantasies, fears, and desires.

– ALLEGRA MADSEN

FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM

My Aunties

DIRECTOR Richard O’Connor | 2020 | USA | 3m

Raised by gay parents in the early 1980s, Stefan Lynch was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his “aunties.” Stefan remembers the succession of AIDS-related illnesses in his family, but even in the face of sickness and loss, his aunties showed him how to survive and care for one another.

The Fabric of You

DIRECTOR Josephine Lohoar Self | 2019 | UK | 11m

Unable to show his true identity, Michael, a grieving tailor mouse, recounts and reckons with the memories of a past lover. Watch Trailer

Eyes and Horns ( 눈과 뿔)

DIRECTOR Chaerin Im | 2021 | South Korea/Germany/USA | 6m

The transformation of the over masculine Minotaur inspired by Picasso’s print series Vollard Suite leads to the destruction of boundaries of sexes. Watch Trailer

Are You Still Watching?

DIRECTORS Alex Cardy, Tali Polichtuk, & Kitty Chrystal | 2021 | Australia | 6m

Fantasy and reality merge as Jamie recounts their erotic encounters to their physician Dr. Holland Taylor, and they receive an unusual diagnosis. Watch Trailer

All Those Sensations in My Belly (Sve te senzacije u mom trbuhu)

DIRECTOR Marko Dješka | 2020 | Croatia/Portugal | 13m | In Croatian with English subtitles

While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship with a heterosexual man. Watch Trailer

Together Again

DIRECTOR Stuart Ruston | 2021 | USA | 14m | World Premiere

Roger Banks is a 26-year survivor of HIV. While quarantined in his NYC apartment during the first COVID-19 outbreak, Roger reflects upon a lifetime spent searching for answers, while experiencing intense flashbacks of his youth and the AIDS crisis. Watch Trailer

Fluid Bound

DIRECTOR Rob Fatal | 2020 | USA | 8m | In English and Spanish with English subtitles | North American Premiere

An experimental Two-Spirit, Mestizo meditation on the complex, generations old relationships and battles between our skin and our souls. Watch Trailer

Each and Every Night (Et chaque nuit)

DIRECTOR Julie Robert | 2020 | France/UK | 12m | In French with English subtitles

Since childhood, Léa has been seeing ghostly deer looming around her. Now that she is in a relationship with Maud, the visions are getting worse. How can she prove to her girlfriend, and to herself, that this is a real problem to be dealt with? A Frameline Distribution title.

Our Bed Is Green

DIRECTOR Maggie Brennan | 2021 | USA | 7m

A young woman seeks digital refuge from an overwhelming world and a bewildering obsession. Watch Trailer

Luv U Cuz

DIRECTOR Eric Pumphrey | 2021 | USA | 15m

Set in a not-too-distant future, two cousins bond over the course of a night on the town, until their relationship is tested in more ways than one. Watch Trailer

Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 11:00am PDT Sat, Jun 19.

SPONSORED BY
Ubisoft

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Animation Guild, 
Bay Area Video Coalition