Films / Programs

Short Films

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.

  • 10,000 Hearts

    10,000 Hearts

    USA , 2010 , 15 min. A quiet and painfully shy sophomore, Nate is forced into artistic servitude by his overbearing half-sister until he meets Logan, an attractive and charming upperclassman.... Read more
  • 30 is the new 12

    30 is the new 12

    USA , 2010 , 30 min. Looking for Cassidy and Dawn? Chances are, they’re down at the pub in the small suburb they’ve never left. They’re together all the time, and the co-dependence is starting to chafe.... Read more
  • 3Girlz & 9Lives

    3Girlz & 9Lives

    USA , 2011 , 20 min. With drama galore, three roommates are intertwined in this comedy of errors.... Read more
  • 52

    52

    Canada , 2010 , 4 min. 52 is a gay man’s nightmare about aging, starring the amazing Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall).... Read more
  • AIDS Camp, or, Survival into the 21st Century

    AIDS Camp, or, Survival into the 21st Century

    USA , 2009 , 26 min. The movers, the shakers, the freaks, and the flakes! ANYONE can make the “trip” to AIDS camp, especially if you’re interested in real estate.... Read more
  • Alien Sex Video

    Alien Sex Video

    USA , 2010 , 4 min. Unbearable! Totally Disgusting! The longest three minutes of your life! Watch aliens in their most intimate moments in this close encounter of the queerest kind.... Read more
  • Along The Road

    Along The Road

    Sweden , 2011 , 8 min. Rest areas along the road are where truckers Ronny and Micke get together.... Read more
  • and i am me

    and i am me

    USA , 2010 , 16 min. Wonderfully honest and hysterically funny this self-doc covers issues of adoption, race and family through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy.... Read more
  • AWOL

    AWOL

    USA , 2010 , 14 min. Days before deployment to Afghanistan, Joey returns to rural Pennsylvania for Christmas with big dreams of running away to Canada... Read more
  • Baby Steps

    Baby Steps

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. Sometimes returning home to our families of origin can be awkward, but when you’re the black sheep it can just be downright painful.... Read more
  • BaldGuy

    BaldGuy

    Norway , 2011 , 12 min. Topsy-turvy musical BaldGuy takes place on the streets of a Norwegian town when a son comes home to tell his parents about the guy he’s just snogged.... Read more
  • BLACK ROSE TANGO

    BLACK ROSE TANGO

    USA , 2010 , 12 min. Black Rose Tango sets a stylized and sultry scene between a handsome soldier and a cabaret singer.... Read more
  • Blink

    Blink

    USA , 2010 , 8 min. A lifelong obsession with photography gave Russ Osterwell a way to record his near-death bout with Kaposi’s Sarcoma, an AIDS-related illness, in Blink.... Read more
  • Blokes

    Blokes

    Chile , 2011 , 15 min. A young boy in a Chilean tenement complex cannot get any privacy at home, especially as he yearns for the soccer-playing neighbor across the way.... Read more
  • Boys & Girls

    Boys & Girls

    USA , 2010 , 5 min. Full-blown wardrobe crises, pre-rehearsed witty conversation and optimistic personal grooming are all part of the comedic pre-first-date-prep. Yes, this is what really happens when we’re getting ready and nobody is looking!... Read more
  • Brotherly Love

    Brotherly Love

    USA , 2010 , 14 min. The familial ties that bind have never hurt so good. A queer leather family gives a bratty little brother an action-packed group send-off to remember.... Read more
  • The Burning Wigs of Sedition

    The Burning Wigs of Sedition

    USA , 2010 , 10 min. In the steamy belly of a rowing galleon, enslaved rowers cower before the cracking whip and work to the beat of driving drums. How long can the gorgeous Libertine drink and entertain his decadent guests before the rowers revolt?... Read more
  • The Bus Pass

    The Bus Pass

    USA , 2010 , 4 min. Don’t forget your Clipper card, The Bus Pass takes us cruising aboard public transportation and begs the age old question: “is she or isn’t she?”... Read more
  • Cankered and Cursed

    Cankered and Cursed

    USA , 2010 , 4 min. A sisterhood of evil witches finds that when spells go awry, magic gets more than a little unpredictable. Conjuring “goodness” might mean making some uncomfortable changes.... Read more
  • Cappuccino

    Cappuccino

    Switzerland , 2010 , 16 min. While trying to find his way between his classmate and sexual fantasy Damien and his very generous but protective mother Gina, his life is about to change.... Read more
  • CHANGE

    CHANGE

    USA , 2010 , 24 min. Jamie is an African-American teenager grappling with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected president and Proposition 8 is passed.... Read more
  • Clean

    Clean

    USA , 2010 , 10 min. A dance instructor for the elderly goes to extreme measures to fund her growing habit.... Read more
  • Cold Star

    Cold Star

    Germany , 2011 , 7 min. A boy pushed up a diving platform by a menacing crowd gets help from a mysterious man.... Read more
  • The Colonel's Outing

    The Colonel's Outing

    New Zealand , 2011 , 17 min. This touching tale of romance in the twilight years offers plenty of poignancy and more than a few surprises.... Read more
  • Come Back to Me

    Come Back to Me

    USA , 2010 , 8 min. A young lesbian couple that finds their relationship turned inside out by internalized homophobia and torn apart by societal pressures.... Read more
  • Coming Out

    Coming Out

    Sweden , 2010 , 5 min. Joel has finally made up his mind, or so he thinks. Tonight he’s going to tell his parents, but is this the right moment?... Read more
  • Coming Out in the 1950s:  Stories of our Lives

    Coming Out in the 1950s: Stories of our Lives

    USA , 2011 , 15 min. Teens interview gay elders about their experiences growing up in the 1950s and how they created, formed and nurtured a gay community in a time when gay lives were underground and hidden.... Read more
  • Crowned & Bound

    Crowned & Bound

    USA , 2010 , 21 min. Crowned & Bound shares the history of IML (International Mr. Leather), highlights the brotherhood among contestants and packs in plenty of “Pecs & Personality” as it goes behind the scenes of IML 2010.... Read more
  • Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical

    Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical

    Australia , 2010 , 18 min. The neighbors try to decide which is the lesser of evils, zombies or lesbians. This original musical is a black comedy that will win your heart...while eating your brains out.... Read more
  • Cyclicity

    Cyclicity

    USA , 2011 , 11 min. In this lyrical mindbender, two young women ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, talk Nietzsche, and discuss how a relationship is like the ride.... Read more
  • The Damiana Files: Evie Harris’ Cabaret Showcase

    The Damiana Files: Evie Harris’ Cabaret Showcase

    USA , 2010 , 5 min. When lady reporter Damiana Garcia interviews aging Hollywood actress Evie Harris about her upcoming comeback cabaret showcase, she gets more than she bargained for.... Read more
  • A Day in the Country

    A Day in the Country

    Sweden , 2010 , 15 min. Carl, Tomas, and Jocke have a three-way in the Swedish countryside, but someone is always feeling left out.... Read more
  • Deaf Relay - At Your Service

    Deaf Relay - At Your Service

    USA , 2010 , 4 min. An inside look at the high-tech critical communication service provided to deaf citizens so they can access any service in an uncensored environment.... Read more
  • Death Of My Daughter

    Death Of My Daughter

    USA , 2011 , 9 min. Upon learning of the filmmaker’s transition, a mother declares to the family that her daughter is dead. The filmmaker documents transgender people as they are being styled for a photo shoot.... Read more
  • Dokka Dokka

    Dokka Dokka

    USA , 2010 , 3 min. “Why did I have to be born into this body?” This is the optimistic story of a little boy questioning his gender.... Read more
  • Drives (Pulsiones)

    Drives (Pulsiones)

    Spain , 2009 , 12 min. In Drives, Carlos is about to get married, but he’s never explored his “needs”—perhaps a handsome escort can help?... Read more
  • D'Une Rive Á L'Autre

    D'Une Rive Á L'Autre

    Canada , 2009 , 18 min.

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  • Eau Queer Festival

    Eau Queer Festival

    USA , 2010 , 11 min. Students from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire taped their experiences at the 40th annual Pride events held in San Francisco, CA, with an eye to create their own film festival.... Read more
  • Family Affair

    Family Affair

    Brazil , 2011 , 13 min. From Brazil, this is the story of the adorable young Rossi, who tries to fit in with his older brother and his buddies—with surprising results.... Read more
  • The Faux Real

    The Faux Real

    USA , 2010 , 21 min. Director Suzanne Hillinger follows three performers with one thing in common—they are all cisgender (that is, not transgender) women who perform as—and identify as—drag queens.... Read more
  • feti(sh)ame

    feti(sh)ame

    USA , 2011 , 25 min. feti(sh)ame is an arousing adaptation of a book of poems based on interviews of gay men discussing their fetishes and connections to shame.... Read more
  • The First

    The First

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. A young man explores his bisexuality to the point of exhaustion in The First. ... Read more
  • Fluid

    Fluid

    USA , 2011 , 17 min. Playing on the “Ice Teasers” flag football team means adhering to a strictly-enforced “tea only” drinking policy. But Angie has a secret.... Read more
  • Flyers

    Flyers

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. Sometimes you just want a sign that your life is heading in the right direction. But what happens when everyone else sees the sign before you do?... Read more
  • The Fox in the Snow

    The Fox in the Snow

    USA , 2011 , 10 min. In this short romantic comedy, a women’s bible study meeting takes an unexpected turn when the members’ true motives are revealed.... Read more
  • Franswa Sharl

    Franswa Sharl

    Australia , 2010 , 14 min. Adorable 12-year old Greg has inherited his father’s competitive streak, but the contest he’s trying to win isn’t the one his father had in mind.... Read more
  • Gaysharktank.com

    Gaysharktank.com

    USA , 2010 , 14 min. Gaysharktank.com is a film about the first gay Chatroulette knock-off site told through the interactions of 25 strangers looking for love, lust, and other things you might look for on a random gay video chat.... Read more
  • Genderbusters

    Genderbusters

    USA , 2010 , 6 min. In their fight for the Gender Evolution Revolution, a motley crew of superheroes lends cheeky advice as they get people out of awkward dilemmas that arise because of the gender binary.... Read more
  • Generations

    Generations

    USA , 2010 , 30 min. Celebrating Barbara Hammer’s spontaneous shooting style and dense editing montage with young filmmaker Gina Carducci’s studied cinematography, the two filmmakers, generations apart in age, shoot the last days of Astroland in Coney Island, New York.... Read more
  • The Gift of Family

    The Gift of Family

    USA , 2011 , 18 min. Black lesbians raising children reveal the gift of family.... Read more
  • Gillian

    Gillian

    USA , 2010 , 11 min. When Gillian goes to her first physical therapy appointment, the last thing she imagines is an ambiguously attractive genderqueer therapist Michal.... Read more
  • The Girl Bunnies. BIG TREE.

    The Girl Bunnies. BIG TREE.

    Canada , 2011 , 9 min. The bunnies are back! Songerwriter-filmmaker Françoise Doherty brings us the 3rd romantic girl-tale in the Girl Bunnies series.... Read more
  • Girl Scouting

    Girl Scouting

    USA , 2011 , 13 min. Becoming a lesbian isn’t as easy as Angie thought it would be. She’s been fantasizing about girls, so after her boyfriend turns out to be a jerk, she joins her roommate a gay bar. But things don’t turn out quite the way she imagined.... Read more
  • The Glitter Emergency

    The Glitter Emergency

    USA , 2010 , 21 min. In this award-winning silent-film comedy about the stage triumph of a peg-leg ballerina, director Paul Festa stars playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto opposite Trannyshack favorite Peggy L'Eggs, and members of the Cockettes and the San Francisco Ballet.... Read more
  • Grace & Fierceness

    Grace & Fierceness

    USA , 2011 , 18 min. Grace and Fierceness highlights the rhythmic path of spiritual activist Afia Walking Tree and her journey with the medicine of the drum.... Read more
  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Romania , 2008 , 3 min. A drying handkerchief is mesmerized by the noble flight of cranes. With great courage, it launches out on an adventure beyond its powers.... Read more
  • Happy Ending

    Happy Ending

    South Korea , 2010 , 15 min. Stories of happy life and love from those who have a lot to tell, but cannot be seen.... Read more
  • Henry & Anthony

    Henry & Anthony

    USA , 2010 , 20 min. In order to understand each other, a father and son must find a way to meet somewhere in the middle.... Read more
  • HERNDON.

    HERNDON.

    USA , 2010 , 3 min. With a gay bent, HERNDON. rereads the May 2009 celebration of the annual Herndon Monument climb at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.... Read more
  • The High Level Bridge

    The High Level Bridge

    Canada , 2010 , 5 min. Trevor drops his camera from Edmonton’s High Level Bridge in memory of those who have jumped.... Read more
  • the hike

    the hike

    USA , 2011 , 17 min. When two couples, one gay and one straight, go on a planned hike in the wilderness, things don’t go as planned in the hike.... Read more
  • The Hook-Up

    The Hook-Up

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. A youth irked by the presence of an old man is forced to come to terms with his own perceptions.... Read more
  • I Don't Want to Go Back Alone

    I Don't Want to Go Back Alone

    Brazil , 17 min. Leonardo is a blind school boy who develops a crush on a new student in his class in this tender Brazilian short.... Read more
  • I'd Rather Be Looking at Porn

    I'd Rather Be Looking at Porn

    Canada , 2010 , 3 min. An anthem for the disenchanted. When the respectable and desirable activities of modern society have turned to rot and stupidity, one voice calls out for a retreat.... Read more
  • I'm in the Mood for Love

    I'm in the Mood for Love

    Canada , 2010 , 7 min. Breaking up is hard to do, but this charming short reminds us that still sharing that favorite hot pot restaurant with an ex can be harder.... Read more
  • The In-Between

    The In-Between

    USA , 2011 , 10 min. A touching study of expectations of monogamy.... Read more
  • The Interview

    The Interview

    USA , 2010 , 10 min. The Interview (La Entrevista) delivers a solid satirical performance piece born of identity, social justice and decolonization, Queer Xicano style.... Read more
  • Irma

    Irma

    USA , 2010 , 13 min. An intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women’s professional wrestling.... Read more
  • I Still Love Them (Je Les Aime Encore)

    I Still Love Them (Je Les Aime Encore)

    Canada , 2010 , 13 min. Michel’s whole life has revolved around one thing: Love. Seventy-nine years of romance later, he is trying to cope with his most recent breakup.... Read more
  • The Itch

    The Itch

    USA , 2011 , 13 min. Robin and Orlando have a great first date, but paranoia and other problems keep “bugging” them.... Read more
  • It Was Like That

    It Was Like That

    USA , 2010 , 11 min. Anna is a sheltered twenty year old stuck in the suburbs of Los Angeles. When her long term boyfriend breaks her heart, she tries several ways to “get over it”.... Read more
  • I Want Your Love

    I Want Your Love

    USA , 2010 , 14 min. Hanging out and drinking, best friends Jesse and Brenden’s talk turns sexual and with just the right amount of alcoholic lubricant, they fall down that rabbit hole of recreational sex. Why not?... Read more
  • I Was a Teenage Werebear

    I Was a Teenage Werebear

    USA , 2011 , 28 min. In this spoof of 1960s drive-in flicks, a closeted new kid falls for the mysterious bad boy—a werebear!... Read more
  • James Dean

    James Dean

    UK , 2010 , 8 min. A day out with the family takes an unexpected turn when young Alex is forced to share her secret.... Read more
  • Jay Dreams

    Jay Dreams

    USA , 2009 , 25 min. Jay Dreams combines a series of vignettes, improv, and spoken word/haiku interludes to tackle issues of identity, polyamory, desire, family, power, and relationships.... Read more
  • Johnny & Lyman: A Life Together

    Johnny & Lyman: A Life Together

    USA , 2010 , 19 min. Johnny & Lyman: A Life Together profiles the extraordinary relationship of two men who have never parted since they met on VJ Day and who have lived together through tremendous social change.... Read more
  • QUEER in KANSAS

    QUEER in KANSAS

    USA , 2008 , 19 min. Humor balances somber introspection in artist/director Peter Max Lawrence’s exploration of his past in Kansas and his present in San Francisco.... Read more
  • The Kiss

    The Kiss

    Australia , 2010 , 15 min. Fueled by cheap alcohol and teenage hormones two girls make their way to an isolated fire-water tank, lured by the promise of cool water.... Read more
  • Lady Pochoir

    Lady Pochoir

    Germany , 2010 , 38 min. Stencils, spray paint, and a boost of adrenaline—that’s all you need for a good night out.... Read more
  • Legally Challenged

    Legally Challenged

    USA , 2010 , 15 min. A South-Asian lesbian couple finds themselves Legally Challenged after a job loss.... Read more
  • Lek and the Waterboy

    Lek and the Waterboy

    Thailand , 2010 , 8 min. Set in Thailand, Lek and the Waterboy explores the sexual awakening and fantasies of an adolescent in his mother’s shop.... Read more
  • Lesbian

    Lesbian

    USA , 2007 , 10 min. Lesbian features the voices of four Muslim lesbians who are crossing barriers by speaking honestly about their sexual orientation and living their lives honestly while continuing to practice Islam.... Read more
  • Lesbian Cliché Song

    Lesbian Cliché Song

    USA , 2011 , 5 min. A music video that takes every sapphic stereotype and mixes it in a hilarious stew-pot of song.... Read more
  • Loop Planes

    Loop Planes

    USA , 2010 , 12 min. Thirteen-year-old Nick can be himself working with his dad at the amusement park, but he goes on the ride of his life when both his mother and a pretty pink haired girl show up.... Read more
  • Love Is All You Need?

    Love Is All You Need?

    USA , 2011 , 21 min. Institutionalized bullying is stylishly upended as the fictional all-gay community mocks, bullies, and ultimately destroys a teenage girl for her romantic interest in a boy.... Read more
  • Love Me/Hate Me

    Love Me/Hate Me

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. When their differences are pushed to the extreme, two students face the consequences. Will Joe and Moe find common ground?... Read more
  • L.U.G.S.

    L.U.G.S.

    Canada , 2010 , 14 min. L.U.G.S. is an anthem for the disenchanted. When the respectable and desirable activities of modern society have turned to rot and stupidity, one voice calls out for a retreat.... Read more
  • Lunchtime

    Lunchtime

    USA , 2010 , 7 min. After finding himself bullied on the playground once again, fifth grader Henry decides to spend lunch with his former kindergarten teacher, Mr. Loh.... Read more
  • Lust Life

    Lust Life

    USA , 2010 , 9 min. Paris is the world’s most passionate city, but a woman who has lost her lust for life is caught between possibility and reality.... Read more
  • Making Christmas: The View From the Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree

    Making Christmas: The View From the Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree

    USA , 2010 , 26 min. Anyone who has visited the famed Tom & Jerry Christmas Tree display on 21st Street and wondered, “how the hell did they pull that off?” will adore this documentary framing the couple who puts together the City’s most spectacular holiday display.... Read more
  • Maya Deren’s Sink

    Maya Deren’s Sink

    USA , 2011 , 29 min. This evocative tribute to the mother of American avant garde film calls forth the spirit of one who was larger than life as recounted by those who knew her.... Read more
  • Mind

    Mind

    Australia , 2011 , 26 min. Mind artfully illustrates fantasy writer Tom Cho’s description of his gender transition as both a creative and destructive process.... Read more
  • Miserable Animals

    Miserable Animals

    USA , 2011 , 6 min. A lesbian couple has an argument over who is more gay. The amazing awkwardness is off the gay charts!... Read more
  • Motel San Fernando

    Motel San Fernando

    USA , 2010 , 14 min. An unemployed singer risks everything for her younger sister.... Read more
  • Mr. Right

    Mr. Right

    Canada , 2010 , 9 min. Mr. Right revisits the defining moments of a 20-year romance spanning the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.... Read more
  • Ms. Thing

    Ms. Thing

    Canada , 2010 , 7 min. Jill, an emotionally volatile urban lesbian who’s looking for love in all the wrong places finds it in an unusual package. Sometimes a girl just needs a hand.... Read more
  • Nice Shirt

    Nice Shirt

    USA , 2011 , 5 min. A woman spars with her ex-girlfriend when she shows up to a friendly lunch wearing a printed t-shirt that reads “taken!”... Read more
  • No Direction

    No Direction

    USA , 2011 , 13 min. Life in the big world is tough when you’re a Philosophy major fresh from college graduation. Looking for guidance, Jamie falls in love with the GPS in her parents’ car.... Read more
  • One On One

    One On One

    USA , 2010 , 10 min. Trevor and Alex are a great team on the basketball court, but when Alex asks Trevor to join a waltz class together, their lively relationship changes.... Read more
  • The Other Parade

    The Other Parade

    USA , 2010 , 36 min. Green isn’t playing nicely with the rest of the rainbow in this short, which follows Irish immigrant and gay rights activist Brendan Fay as he fights for inclusion in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.... Read more
  • Our Compass

    Our Compass

    Canada , 2009 , 29 min. Youth living in Toronto, who are also labeled as having intellectual disabilities, come together to shatter stereotypes and talk openly about sex, relationships, battling stigma and coming out.... Read more
  • Our Wedding

    Our Wedding

    USA , 2010 , 8 min. Twin daughters of lesbians collaborate to tell the story of what their mothers’ legal marriage means to them.... Read more
  • Out of Bounds

    Out of Bounds

    USA , 2010 , 18 min. Rose and Samantha are on the cusp of moving out of town and moving in with each other. Rose looks forward to grad school, and Samantha’s tagging along. But Rose’s conservative mother doesn’t know she’s gay.... Read more
  • Perception

    Perception

    USA , 2010 , 2 min. An animation of an introspective poem. How does one’s own perception of self differ from how one is seen by the rest of the world?... Read more
  • Poker Face

    Poker Face

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. A “girls’ night out” game of poker takes a turn from giggle-fest to an evening of secrets revealed. New information calls intimate friendships into question as the group gets used to seeing a friend in new light.... Read more
  • Queer Spawning

    Queer Spawning

    USA , 2011 , 10 min. The spunky Queer Spawning immerses us into the Trans Francisco Gay Area’s “Gayby Boom”!... Read more
  • Recessive

    Recessive

    USA , 2010 , 31 min. Shay struggles with her desire to be genetically connected to her own child — and with the knowledge that she may carry the marker for a serious genetic disorder.... Read more
  • Recipe For Love

    Recipe For Love

    USA , 2011 , 26 min. Two women from disparate backgrounds embark upon a journey of self-discovery, passion, and their love of food.... Read more
  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    USA , 2011 , 18 min. Looking for a new boyfriend? Why not adopt? You’ve got lots of boyfriends to choose from, if you’ve got a good home and an open heart.... Read more
  • Reverse Cowgirl

    Reverse Cowgirl

    USA , 2010 , 8 min. If you ask your girlfriend for an unusual birthday present, she might end up liking it more than you do...much more.... Read more
  • Revolution

    Revolution

    USA , 2010 , 15 min. A story about a 16-year old Iranian boy in 1989 Los Angeles who stages his own small revolution within his traditional family.... Read more
  • Roommates

    Roommates

    USA , 2011 , 8 min. Pablo faces a dilemma of unrequited love with someone who doesn’t suspect his feelings—his roommate.... Read more
  • Samaritan

    Samaritan

    Norway , 2010 , 29 min. A powerful and gripping story from Norway, The Samaritan touches upon the limits between taking care of and taking advantage of people.... Read more
  • Same Difference

    Same Difference

    USA , 2011 , 29 min. Renowned photographer Catherine Opie and award-winning filmmaker Lisa Udelson became interested in the lack of children’s voices in California during the debate over the anti-gay marriage bill Proposition 8.... Read more
  • Santiago from the other side

    Santiago from the other side

    Mexico , 2011 , 12 min. Can a woman enjoy a much-awaited proposal after her eyes are open to a surprising truth?... Read more
  • She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

    She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

    Australia , 2010 , 15 min. A lesbian love affair is threatened when New World passion collides with Old World tradition.... Read more
  • SILENCE=FILTH

    SILENCE=FILTH

    USA , 2010 , 5 min. Fisting? Rusty Trombone? Alyssa Milano? Stop being baffled by strange-sounding sexual positions.... Read more
  • Slashed

    Slashed

    Australia , 2010 , 11 min. A doctor’s office receptionist, Renata spends more of her time writing fan fiction than taking care of patients. Space cop Draker and his nemesis Thrax are arch-rivals in the real story, but Renata thinks there more possibilities.... Read more
  • Slow Burn

    Slow Burn

    Canada , 2011 , 14 min. It’s the high noon of ink, and two artists are preparing to tattoo at ten paces. Cowboy chic meets steampunk meets gorgeously inked ladies as a mysterious girl looks for her first tattoo.... Read more
  • Slut - The Musical

    Slut - The Musical

    Australia , 2010 , 16 min. At St. Helena’s School, the abstinence message comes through loud and clear. So when one boy wants to triumph over his fear of coming out, he does it whole hog—with glitter, glamour, and dance.... Read more
  • Smut Capital of America

    Smut Capital of America

    USA , 2010 , 16 min. This enticing documentary describes the history of the City’s sex industry, from live sex shows to the explosion of the gay porn industry in the 1970s, and the legal challenges presented with each new phase.... Read more
  • Spiral Transition

    Spiral Transition

    USA , 2010 , 6 min. Follow a filmmaker's evolving relationship with his mother as he transitions.... Read more
  • Splitting Hares

    Splitting Hares

    USA , 2011 , 6 min. When a straight couple tries to emulate lesbians, they find that three is not always a magic number.... Read more
  • Spring

    Spring

    UK , 2011 , 13 min. Come along on an encounter between two men with very different desires, after which nothing is the same.... Read more
  • Still Here

    Still Here

    USA , 2010 , 21 min. Infected with HIV for thirty years, Randy is an inadvertent witness to the AIDS epidemic and works to prevent a new generation of devastation.... Read more
  • T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s

    T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s

    USA , 2011 , 29 min. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness exposes the triply oppressed (black, female, queer) pioneers of blues through interviews with cultural historians, vintage photos, footage, and recordings, all narrated by Jewelle Gomez.... Read more
  • Tell Me A Memory

    Tell Me A Memory

    USA , 2010 , 11 min. What does it mean when the only person you love forgets you are his lover? One day, what seems to be the standard forgetfulness of age becomes something more serious.... Read more
  • Tenderloin: Forgotten History

    Tenderloin: Forgotten History

    USA , 2011 , 8 min. A look at gay men, drag queens, and transgender people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in the 60s and 70s.... Read more
  • The Time in Between

    The Time in Between

    Norway , 2009 , 24 min. The film tells the story of a forbidden relationship between two young girls during World War 2.... Read more
  • Time Out

    Time Out

    India , 2011 , 13 min. Time Out is a story about a teen who is curious about his newfound attraction to girls—and about the sexual orientation of the older brother he idolizes.... Read more
  • To the Marriage of True Minds

    To the Marriage of True Minds

    UK , 2010 , 12 min. "Love is not love/Which alters when it alteration finds..." Two Iraqi men test the resilience of love as they try to reunite in the UK.... Read more
  • Tough Girls Don’t Dream

    Tough Girls Don’t Dream

    Hungary , 2011 , 10 min. Why not use all 24 hours in a day? People don’t sleep anymore, therefore they don’t dream. But they miss it, so they pay to watch dreams at sleeping bars.... Read more
  • Tracks

    Tracks

    USA , 2010 , 25 min. Based on true events, a shy and lonely runaway falls for a flirtatious high school basketball player with an overbearing, church-loving grandmother.... Read more
  • Transsexual Dominatrix

    Transsexual Dominatrix

    USA , 2011 , 3 min. “I do it for the leather, I do it for the power, I do it for the pleasure of $250 an hour.” Local rock goddess and edgy provocateur Shawna Virago whales on her six-string while delivering a lyrical lashing with this leather anthem.... Read more
  • The treeworker

    The treeworker

    South Korea , 2010 , 9 min. Beautifully organic, this is an animated tale of humans and trees.... Read more
  • Tres Gotas De Agua

    Tres Gotas De Agua

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. Share the experiences of three resilient Latina immigrant mothers who explore the multigenerational impact of their children’s coming out process.... Read more
  • Triple Standard

    Triple Standard

    USA , 2010 , 20 min. A homophobic ex basketball star is forced to face the reality that he himself is gay.... Read more
  • Truth Takes Time

    Truth Takes Time

    USA , 2010 , 12 min. This short film is a coming-of-age 'motion storybook' that shows us the trials and tribulations of gender, identity and self-love. This is an emotional story of letting go of the past and moving on toward the future.... Read more
  • Valmay the Visitor from Beep Beep Beep Bleetlebox 967

    Valmay the Visitor from Beep Beep Beep Bleetlebox 967

    Australia , 2010 , 16 min. After winning the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant on her home planet of Beep Beep Beep Bleetlebox 967, Valmay Beepzup is awarded the glory of being sent to Earth as an ambassador. She crash lands in the middle of Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade, with her transmographer wrecked.... Read more
  • Vigilant! Healthy! Wholesome!

    Vigilant! Healthy! Wholesome!

    Australia , 2009 , 14 min. A plague of homosexuality is sweeping the nation! Are you equipped to protect your own?... Read more
  • The Wait

    The Wait

    USA , 2011 , 8 min. Unknown to each other but in love with the same woman, Kimberly and Petra wait for help to arrive.... Read more
  • We Once Were Tide

    We Once Were Tide

    UK , 2011 , 19 min. This short takes place on England's Isle of Wight, where Anthony is torn between his boyfriend and dependent mother.... Read more
  • What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?

    USA , 2009 , 10 min. Share intimate stories with transgender residents from Austin, Texas, about the significance of their chosen names.... Read more
  • White Paper

    White Paper

    Iran , 2010 , 4 min. In this charming short from Iran, six different-colored kids are driven from their families for being many-hued in a gray world.... Read more
  • Whoever Whatever

    Whoever Whatever

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. A haunting and epic dramatic short film starring downtown New York City icon Sophia Lamar, touching on preconceived ideas of genders and sexual expectations and stereotype.... Read more
  • Who's the Top?

    Who's the Top?

    USA , 2005 , 22 min. Jennie Livingston's short, a Frameline29 favorite, is an eccentric musical comedy focusing on the waning passion in Alixe and Gwen's relationship.... Read more
  • Why Me?

    Why Me?

    Australia , 2010 , 22 min. Sixteen-year-old Cheryl falls in love with her piano teacher. The only way to win her love is to perform to perfection, a feat that somehow seems impossible.... Read more
  • With Conviction

    With Conviction

    USA , 2011 , 15 min. With fierce seduction, fat femmes of color discuss their desires, sexuality and empowerment in With Conviction, featuring author/activist Jewelle Gomez, among others.... Read more
  • A Word

    A Word

    Israel , 2010 , 19 min. An achingly beautiful story of the handsome Ron, who is not convinced that love is all it’s cracked up to be.... Read more
  • You're Cordially Uninvited

    You're Cordially Uninvited

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. In an upper class family, where family traditions have been honored for centuries, a young woman learns through an upcoming wedding, that prejudice is not one of them.... Read more

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