Director: Kai Stänicke, Germany, 3 Minutes
A tale of being different, and growing up.
Director: Ethan Roberts, USA, 11 Minutes
After a night of drinking and sex, 21-year-old Scott finds his Sunday morning interrupted by an unexpected visit from his father. When Scott’s fortysomething friend-with-benefits Doug also shows up, all three men find themselves in a quietly awkward world of ambiguity and things unsaid.
ABOUT A FATHER
Director: Roman Němec, Czech Republic, 27 Minutes, Subtitled
Sixty-year old Jindřich is waiting for a heart transplant. His wife has moved with him and their teenage daughter to their cottage in the countryside, so that he would have an absolutely peaceful life. But their son David comes for a holiday and he is not alone. He would like to discuss his life situation with his father but his mother intervenes. Is the worry about his health the real reason?
Director: Zehra Gökçimen and Gökçe Oraloglu, Turkey, 4 Minutes
A dance ritual which turns into a recreation of the self.
HI, IT’S YOUR MOTHER
Director: Daniel Sterlin-Altman, UK, 15 Minutes
Mum’s calling, and Lisa isn’t pleased. Hi, It’s Your Mother is a shocking tragi-comedic stop motion short about family ties and blood.
THE NIGHT CLEANER
Director: Blair Fukumura, Canada, 5 Minutes
As the night cleaner in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, Travis has his work cut out for him. He takes us on an amusing and sometimes harrowing tour through his nightly duties.