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Great things continue to come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. With online video viewing increasing by leaps and bounds, queer filmmakers are churning out more and more short-form productions. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen with 155 shorts screening across fifteen programs, from the perennial favorites Fun in Girls' Shorts and Fun in Boys' Shorts to Young and Evil, an edgy exploration of Youth, and the return of Bi Request, a specially curated program of shorts about bisexuality. Many of these shorts will be released internationally by Frameline Distribution, which has a record number of films in this year's Festival.

  • Bi Request

    Bi Request

    85 min. This is the year of gorgeously tragic bi love stories. While Frameline31’s program featured happy-go-lucky bisexuals flirting and frolicking, this year’s directors focus their lenses on beautiful, sad young things. But don’t fret: There’s fun-loving bisexual porn, too!... Read more
  • Deep Lez Film Craft

    Deep Lez Film Craft

    Canada , 78 min. Toronto filmmakers Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeidler have been sharing their love of filmmaking and thrift shopping since 1994. This fantastic retrospective addresses queer fantasies, fat phobia, breakups and breakdowns, feminist epiphanies, ballerina dreams and ghost pets.... Read more
  • Dyke Delights

    Dyke Delights

    Who says lesbians don't have a sense of humor? This hilarious group of shorts about jealous girlfriends, polyamory, monster dykes and furry animals will certainly prove them wrong.... Read more
  • From Singapore to Seoul and L.A. - Gay Asian Shorts

    From Singapore to Seoul and L.A. - Gay Asian Shorts

    68 min. This collection of narrative, documentary and experimental shorts provides a variety of perspectives on the gay Asian experience at home and abroad.... Read more
  • Fun In Girls' Shorts

    Fun In Girls' Shorts

    102 min. Come and enjoy the best lesbian cinema from around the world with these fantastic shorts. In Brazil a young girl discovers literary love, in Africa a young boy stands up for his two mothers, and in Canada a summer swim class gives a young girl the chance to pass for a boy.... Read more
  • A Gay Old Time

    A Gay Old Time

    96 min. Eight revelatory short docs and fiction films reflect on the experiences of our community’s older generation, including a 91-year-old Jewish man’ relationship with his lesbian granddaughter, the oldest living drag performer, and two 70-year-old Swiss ladies who’ve been together for decades.... Read more
  • Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies Together

    Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies Together

    84 min. Frameline and the Bay Area Video Coalition are proud to present a collection of short films made by the youth and elders from the local LGBT community participating in the Frameline Generations Film Workshop.... Read more
  • The Look of Love

    The Look of Love

    99 min. This collection of lesbian shorts explores the ups and downs of love: for a photographer finding love through her lens, an immortal vampire risking everything for love, and a small-town waitress who finds her true love right before her eyes.... Read more
  • Magical Promise: Queer Women of Color Shorts

    Magical Promise: Queer Women of Color Shorts

    87 min. Put queer women of color on your dance card, and get your groove on! From the snap of kink to a campy sashay to rock steady love, these fly and funky films will sway and swing you.... Read more
  • Out in Africa

    Out in Africa

    76 min. Curated from the groundbreaking Out in Africa Filmmaker Workshop collections, these South African shorts illuminate the lives and loves of LGBT men and women in that country.... Read more
  • Play with Me

    Play with Me

    68 min. Informative yet titillating, this collection of short films from local filmmakers endeavor to throw open the closet door and allow the vanilla viewer a peak into BDSM play and relationships.... Read more
  • Transtastic


    83 min. Bonding, bending and transforming are all celebrated in this powerful collection of shorts and documentaries that pushes the boundaries of gender.... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    103 min. Our gay, cinematic traipse around the globe finds some of the Festival’s sexiest and best shorts from international filmmakers.... Read more
  • The Young and Evil

    The Young and Evil

    92 min. Each film in this collection of eight outstanding gay shorts is a story about youth, some confronting and some manifesting evil.... Read more

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