Fun in Girls Shorts


TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 79m
GENRE: Bisexual | Comedy | Lesbian | Queer | Transgender
SECTION: Short | Shorts Programs

Awkward family intros, flying solo at a same-sex wedding, heroic rescues in online dating, millennial hot messes, and rampant blonde blindness converge in this year’s comedic collection of queer women’s shorts!

A devout Irish doctor is forced to deal with a family matter whilst hiding under the bed of a stranger in More Than God. Two strangers form an unlikely bond when they don’t have a Plus One and meet at the singles table of a lesbian wedding. A melodramatic mutiny ensues within Carol Support Group, a 12-step program—for people addicted to the film Carol. The Escape Hatch reminds us that when your best friend is busy swiping you left, it might take a superhero to make it right! Besties Leila and Patricia head out for a night on the town with “single girls club forever” squad goals, which sounds super cute, until they collide with an ex and her new bae, in Brown Girls, Episode 4. An accidental meeting in an elevator at a department store leads two older women to their limits in Etage X. Inspired by real events and the style of Almodóvar, The Blondes, is a no-holds-barred take down of class and privilege. Nothing stands in the way of Marta and Pepa—except another blonde.

— DES BUFORD

FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM

More Than God

DIRECTOR Kev Cahill | 2015 | Ireland | 9m
A devout Irish doctor is forced to deal with a family matter whilst hiding under the bed of a stranger.

Plus One

DIRECTOR Peter Knegt | 2017 | Canada | 8m
The singles table at a wedding is rarely a place anyone stays a moment longer than they have to—two strangers form an unlikely bond when they meet at a lesbian wedding.

Carol Support Group

DIRECTOR Allison Tate | 2017 | USA | 8m
A melodramatic mutiny ensues within a 12-step program—for people addicted to the film Carol.

The Escape Hatch

DIRECTOR David Willing | 2016 | Australia | 10m 
A girl walks into a restaurant dressed as Wonder Woman. She flicks her cape, takes a seat at the bar, and orders a beer. When your best friend is busy swiping you left, it might take a superhero to make it right!

Brown Girls, Episode 4

DIRECTOR Sam Bailey | 2017 | USA | 13m
Besties, roomies, and millenials Leila and Patricia head out for a night out on the town with “single girls club forever” squad goals, which sounds super cute, until they collide with an ex and her new bae.

Etage X

DIRECTOR Francy Fabritz | 2016 | Germany | 14m | In German with English subtitles
An accidental meeting in an elevator at a department store leads two older women to their limits and forces them to improvise.

The Blondes (Las Rubias)

DIRECTOR Carlota Martínez Pereda | 2016 | Spain | 17m | In Spanish with English subtitles
Blonde, pretty. and delinquent: nothing stands in the way of Marta and Pepa…except another blonde. Inspired by real events and the style of Almodóvar.