Films / Programs

Shorts

Great things continue to come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen.

Between Ring & Pendant

85M

This stellar collection of Asian & Pacific Islander shorts take us on a journey across the Pacific Rim and back to the Bay Area with fearless tomboys, aspiring pop divas, and some deeply complicated familial bonds.

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Bi Candy

78M

Get your fanny packs stocked for bi-coastal travel, not-so-typical family vacations, nudist romps, and trips through time and space on the wings of gay superheroes in this year’s uproarious and heartbreaking bi-shorts program.

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Blood in the Grass

82M

Not for the faint of heart—but definitely for conspiracy theorists and those who appreciate a good story with terror and mystery. This eclectic program contains strange and haunting short films about dystopian worlds, a true crime story, and a disturbing thriller.

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Dating is a Contact Sport

88M

Grab your sweatpants and backwards hat and head to this quartet of wisely comic shorts featuring sports dykes, sex toys, and some good-natured training in the ways of proper spanking.

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Disclosure

81M

This collection of dramatic shorts features a variety of stories about people’s experiences with HIV. The program contains stories of individuals living with HIV, people getting tested, and how these experiences affects those closest to them.

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Dive In Deep—QWOCMAP Shorts

89M

From a Chinese Butch in the Beat era to the comedic tribulations of preparing a romantic dinner and intoxicating kisses that linger through the decades, dive into the depths of these compelling films and soak up their verve and flair!

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Families Are Forever

80M

This compelling program of short documentaries highlights the beautifully complex intersecting relationships of family of origin and chosen family. The ties that bind across bloodlines as well as cherished networks of support connect us as queer folks building communities and expanding our definition of home.

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Fire We Make

86M

This impressive collection of shorts honors a multitude of Black queer voices and experiences. From the inspirational love of a pair of elders, to holding it down with strong studs and fierce butch queens, onto the Internet with Frank Ocean, and having each other’s back in community.

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Fun in Boys Shorts

83M

Don’t miss out on Frameline37’s Fun In Boys Shorts, always a highlight of our Festival! This year’s annual celebration of the most hilarious, side-splitting, and touching gay men’s shorts is a tribute to the truly amazing comedic work of filmmakers today.

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Fun in Girls Shorts

84M

Texting disasters, dugout banter, post-Pussy Riot Russian rockers, mermaid dreams, sexy neighbors, tough girls in hijabs, and one pushy girlfriend are all along for the ride—check your baggage at the gate for this solid collection of queer women’s shorts!

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Generations: Youth and Elders Making Movies

91M

In this year’s Generations program we feature eight films made by and for youth and elders; from a documentary about Hayward’s annual gay prom to an animated film about finding family in queers—even in outer space.

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Get Animated!

73M

What do 10,000 still photographs, 1980s video games and moustached spiders have in common? This program! Endless hours of love, despair and hope make for this charming and sexy animation program inspired by insects, OkCupid, Nintendo, grandma’s dollies, the Scissor Sisters and of course, pencils!

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I Come from A Land Down Under

71M

Glamour in the outback—who knew!? Let Starlady take you there! Indulge yourself in these Aussies shorts with their sardonic wit and often offbeat, anarchic take on the world—these flicks will leave you curiously charmed and inspired.

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I Left My Ex in San Francisco

85M

The rarely-clothed, pregnant, dance-crazed, and death-consumed are let loose in San Francisco to wreak havoc and break hearts in this shorts program featuring Bay Area talent.

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Kiss Me Softly

84M

Our first shorts program of Frameline37 is a collection of dramatic gay men’s films from Europe. We start and end with two short films from Austria and, in between, feature stories from Belgium, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

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Rats in Glitter

85M

From psychiatric evaluations to avant-garde karaoke music videos, these dancers, directors, activists, and deserters endeavor to get things right (or defiantly wrong) in this multifarious selection of experimental short films.

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Sexual Tension: Violetas

90M

Sexual Tensions: Violetas is a collection of six Argentinian shorts that explore the erotically charged relationships between young women and how they explode into adventurous sensual and sexual encounters.

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Something Real

82M

Spend your afternoon at the Castro Theatre enjoying this wondrous collection of documentary short films about gay men and their art of music. You will be delighted by these incredibly talented musicians, and the filmmakers who captured their careers.

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Transtastic!

95M

From profoundly personal journeys that breakdown the binary to stunning animations of self-discovery to dating disasters, this year’s Transtastic! shorts feature a resilient and inspiring offering of trans voices, filmmakers, and experiences.

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Tu Recuerdo

81M

This stunning offering of queer Latin@ shorts brings together a potent mixture of deseo, espíritu y nuestra communidad.

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Worldly Affairs

98M

Join us as we travel the globe and celebrate some of the finest international gay men’s short films of the past year. This year’s selection contains a group of gorgeous shorts that are touching, sexy, and thought provoking.

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Worldly Women

78M

Whether it’s a decades-long connection that results in a final plunge or the mystery of secret panties, Frameline’s annual Worldly Women program will take you on a global tour of the many variations of womanly delights.

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