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21 December 2019

SHQFF 2019 World Shorts Screening

Kiko’s Saints

Manuel Marnier, France

Kiko, a Japanese illustrator on assignment in France, gets suddenly overwhelmed by a strange inspiration, while she realizes she's been spying on a gay couple on the beach next to the chapel where she's working. Obsessed by such a vision, she will spy on those men and draw them secretly. This will slowly push her towards an encounter that will change her life and breaks her social rules.

Hey You

Jared Watmuff, United Kingdom

When two men arrange a hook-up, is who’s top or bottom all they should be worried about? Hey You exposes how, with the convenience of social media and dating apps, our hard-fought rights and freedoms can be taken for granted -- and how, for many others, that fight isn’t over.


Bob Yang, Frederico Evaristo, Brazil

Jefferson and Jorge live now under the same roof.


Cristina García Zarzosa, Spain

'Realness' is a study on gender identity and sexual orientation in the teen stage. We follow Javier, a boy who has doubts about his sexuality.

Is Your Teen A Homosexual?

Tamara Scherbak, Canada

'Is Your Teen A Homosexual?' is a short allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump's America by using the style of “teen hygiene” educational films of the 1950s. Johnny comes out to his family, who is helped by an off-screen Narrator, but stereotypes and prejudices prove to be stronger than family ties.

The Task

Sander Houwen, Sjoerd Weening, Netherlands

In a God-fearing village, local goldsmith Alain delivers wedding rings to gay couple Sam and Daan.

Not Your Ordinary Sister

Maša Zia Lenárdič, Anja Wutej, Germany

Just another lesbian vampire film?

Tea for Two

Julia Katharine, Brazil

Silvia is a middle-aged filmmaker in crisis with her life. The same night that she is surprised by the visit of the ex-wife, who left her a few years ago, she meets another woman who fascinates her. “Tea For Two” is the first film directed by a trans person to ever be commercially released in Brazilian theaters.


Julien Vallon, France

In this world we would all know a natural, biological, sex change before 30 years and this is the wonderful news that Joe will announce to her friends: her turn has come, she is changing. She is changing sex. Her friends are delighted. However, at the announcement of this news one of them will reveal their true feelings against this natural process, against his own sex change.


Chris Sitaridis, United Kingdom

UK Midlands, early 90s. 16 year old Joe lives and works with his unyielding mother, at the family-owned gas station. When two best friends Danny and Rich visit the gas station to buy chewing gum, Joe sees an opportunity to break free. While being bullied by the two troublemakers, he hangs out with them at the local rave club Seawolf. Joe finds himself overtaken by the urge to join the young men’s brotherhood and feel part of something greater. The tension rises between the three main characters when Joe and Danny increasingly get closer.

These streets will never look the same

Léonard Vuilleumier, Switzerland

Leandre goes looking for a stranger named Tristan to give him some bad news about a mutual friend. However, when they meet, Leandre fails to deliver his message, which makes Tristan believe that they met by pure chance. They form a bond, but the true nature of what links them to the same boy remains ambiguous.


Ruth Caudeli, Colombia

Eva and Candela meet two years after their relationship ends because Eva needs something from Candela. Although they seem to have remade their lives, they still have outstanding issues between them.

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