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Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

Is a chance meeting at a family dinner a moment you hold in your heart, or do you delete it forever from memory? These LGBTQ+ stories explore love’s beginnings and the heartbreak of love’s ending with the tenderness of the initial touch to the brutality of the last.

Short films showing in this program:


16 mins

On the eve of Chinese New Year, Steven, a closeted Chinese international student living in New Zealand, oppressed by the expectations of his parents plans to lose his virginity to a stranger that he meets online.

I Wish I Never Fucking Met You

10 mins

On a neon-lit Los Angeles night, two young men reunite to discuss their complicated on-and-off relationship. As they reflect, they realize they both perceived the relationship completely differently.


19 mins

In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains.

Lucky Fish

8 mins

Two Asian American teenagers meet in the bathroom of a Chinese restaurant while having dinner with their families.


14 mins

A study about memory, an example of obsession or a prison in itself. Rodrigo chooses to submerge himself in a memory, regardless of what got him there or what might happen.

One Like Him

16 mins

A Jordanian man must find a way to tell his childhood friend and first love the truth about what happened twenty years ago, when a single moment changed both their lives. When he can’t find the words, the conversation repeats, becoming increasingly surreal until he loses control.

Split Sole

13 mins

Against a backdrop of toxic masculinity and homophobia, two young men secretly express their feelings for each other through their love of dancing.

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Running Time
96 mins
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