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PAULINE QUINONERO | FRANCE | 2019 | 5 MIN | V.O.F. & A. S.-T.A. / FRENCH & ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
Synopsis: Elisabeth loves Florence. But Florence is gone.
WILLIAM HONG-XIAO WEI | ROYAUME-UNI & CHINE / UNITED KINGDOM & CHINA | 2020 | 20 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis: Somewhere in the world there is a remote island. In a lodge by the sea, a Chinese writer immersing herself in writing encounters a Japanese girl who is in a melancholic mood. Green Thoughts is a film about encounter and farewell, as well as about loss, absence, and remembrance of some transient moments falling and fading.
Sarah Mary Chadwick “Full Mood”
TRISTAN SCOTT-BEHRENDS | ÉTATS-UNIS / USA | 2021 | 4 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis: A love letter to gay love, NYC and heartbreak.
ANTOINE PELLETIER | CANADA | 2020 | 3 MIN | V.O.A. & F. / ENGLISH & FRENCH S.-T.EN.
Synopsis:A few fragments from the story of a lonely young man looking for love. A film adaptation of ‘’A’’, an unpublished play by Antoine Pelletier exploring contemporary LGBT2SQ+ relationships.
WRIK MEAD | CANADA | 2020 | 4 MIN | SANS DIALOGUE / NO DIALOGUE
Synopsis: Broken Relationship moves through a kaleidoscope of colour and pixels to fragments of embraced bodies. Using glitched video footage from classic porn, the broken and distorted imagery speaks to the difficulty that LBGT2SQ+ youth encounter when trying to navigate through their sexuality and relationships.
TODD VEROW | ÉTATS-UNIS / USA | 2021 | 3 MIN | SANS DIALOGUE / NO DIALOGUE
Synopsis:Shot on super8 film using single frame photography, COVID Summer condenses all the anxiety, insanity and stir crazy sexual tension of the COVID-19 summer of 2020 into just over 3 minutes.
Cruising: Other Ways of Love
ABDULLAH QURESHI | CANADA | 2020 | 9 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis: Employing a fictional and experimental narrative structure, Cruising considers the practice from a mythological and queer perspective with visuals drawing upon the memories, encounters, and select characters from the paintings of the Pakistani artist, Anwar Saeed (b. 1955).
ADAM B BARAN | ÉTATS-UNIS / USA | 2021 | 9 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis:The voices of five gay men who cruised for sex at the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s haunt the sanitized, commerce-driven landscape that is the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower campus.
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