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Constant Craving

Whether in a post-apocalyptic sauna, a NYC subway car, a cruise-y back alley, a sweltering bedroom, a dream metropolis, or on the outskirts of Rio, humans long to connect, and some desires burn hotter than others. These adventurous and sensual queer shorts find their subjects—a futuristic wanderer, a biker dyke, a naked dreamer, a sultry saxophonist, and two couples in love—crossing cities, generations, even states of consciousness to chase their fantasies.

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Short films showing in this program:

Exalted Mars

18 mins

A man is dreaming of a city. Unless the city is dreaming of him. Winner of the prestigious Teddy Award for Best Short at this year’s Berlinale.

Fou de Bassan

5 mins

Dead city. Foggy night. A saxophone is playing. Lust is lurking. From Festival favorite Yann Gonzalez (Knife+Heart).


13 mins

Encountering an impossible kiss, in an era where physical contact is strictly forbidden.

The Man of My Dreams

5 mins

Two magnetic lovers traipse around the city streets in a dreamy romance. From the director of Lilac Lips, Dutchess County (Frameline45).

Melting Point

5 mins

Melting Point is a queer, experimental, feminist erotic short that captures the heat between two lovers, literally. Shot with a digital thermal camera, the film records the scene using temperature instead of light, revealing new ways of seeing pleasure, play, and desire.

A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here

25 mins

A middle-aged biker is faced with an unexpected but desired encounter with a group of young queer women. When they come together, their universes do not collide but create a timeless identification shared by a common language.

Expected Guests

Mindy Stricke
Director (Melting Point)
Éri Sarmet
Director (A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here)
Bruna Linzmeyer
Actor (A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here)
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Running Time
72 mins
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