Sunday Shorts - Dusk


Director: Jake Graf, UK, 15 Minutes

Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realization that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it’s those that truly define us.
Sunday Shorts - Princess


Director: Karsten Dahlem, Germany, 17 Minutes

When gang leader Ole and his buddies nicked 12-year old Davie’s school bag, he would never in his wildest dreams have imagined that a short time later he would appear on stage with Davie at a school karaoke contest, dressed as a princess.
Sunday Shorts - Hattie


Director: Konstantin Bock, USA/Germany, 17 Minutes

Hattie, a 70-year-old gay African-American from Philly, has no regrets looking back on his life, conquests and cruising. He shares pics and pick-up pointers, gives advice on finding love later in life and extolls the health benefits of having sex into your hundreds. A raunchy and romantic reminiscence of his relationships, this sex-positive portrait shows that desire defies age.

Sunday Shorts - Bicultural


Director: Rachel Leyco, USA, 15 Minutes

When the daughter of a strict traditional Filipino-American family feigns a heterosexual romance with her best friend, the family brings pressure on a marriage. Having gone too far, Grace’s secret girlfriend proposes an ultimatum that will alter the course of their lives

Sunday Shorts - Shelby


Director: Victoria Rose Sampson, USA, 33 Minutes

Shelby sets out from L.A. on a much-needed vacation to mend her heart from its latest unrequited crush and ends up at a rustic mountain resort where she meets manager Carol, who has her own fantasies that are getting in the way of creating a real relationship. Their healing hikes and role-playing in nature turn into something more profound than either of them had bargained for as they learn what holds them back from living life fully in the present.


Matthew Mutchmore
Film Festival Committee Chairperson

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