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.

Bi Candy: Bisexual Short Cinema

63M

Why isn’t sex ever truly simple? Or relationships for that matter? Is it because we can never truly understand what goes on in someone else’s body or mind? This international program of shorts traverses the hetero/homo divide in brave, shocking and hilarious ways.

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Creatures of the Night

97M

The full moon rises, a comet streaks across the sky, and dark shadows stir in this wicked program of short films. The undead, immortals, and an original creature of the night luster in the twilight.

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Facing Fear

89M

Fear comes in many sizes and takes on many faces; it can paralyze and define a person for a lifetime. This intensely moving program of shorts delves bravely into the way in which people face their fear, and how it can be a source of liberation and forgiveness.

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Fun in Boys Shorts

87M

Nothing is sacred and everything is hilarious in eight sparkling comic gems, which spoof everything from YouTube videos and online hookups to Harry Potter fanboys and self-absorbed gay-oisie. Come on down—the aisles are wide enough to roll in!

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Fun in Girls Shorts

87M

Hotel bar rendezvous, disaster kit loving dykes, awkward morning-after moments, pick-up artists, the joys of gay divorce, and teenage lesbian vampires are all part of this year’s solid and sexy collection of queer women’s shorts!

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The Gem People

69M

How does one survive an encounter with death, a silent men's retreat, or an evening at T.G.I. Friday’s? Watch and learn. These playful and intelligent films experiment with visual and narrative techniques to deliver more than just a script.

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Get Animated!

68M

Jimmy Carter, Chelsea Manning, lesbian penguins, and two rabbits named Tord share the spotlight in an animation program that is as wild as it is poetic.

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Homegrown

77M

From first love to the fight for fair housing, this program is an upbeat look at what lingers in the hearts, minds and pants of those who proudly call the SF Bay Area their home.

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In the City of Shy Hunters

82M

This handsome collection of shorts puts images and representations of transguys front and center. From seemingly familiar greetings and unfamiliar goodbyes, to finding empowerment thru embodiment, to sci-fi ruminations on self and society, these shorts highlight bravely authentic, resilient, and self-defined men.

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Local Legends

88M

Bambi Lake, Heklina, mr Pam, Phatima Rude, and Jason Mecier. You may know these names, but do you know their stories? Join us in celebration of these local legends as the artists share stories about their lives that are raw, brave, entertaining and above all else, inspiring.

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Pussy vs. Putin

95M

This bracing film program brings together the funny, fresh and bold voices of women on the cutting—and sometimes bleeding—edge of free expression in Putin’s Russia, and a new documentary chronicling the controversial punk protest group Pussy Riot.

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Realness & Revelations

85M

This impressive collection of shorts honors a multitude of experiences and voices of queer and trans folks of color keeping it real with fierce love and surprising truths.

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Shadows & Secrets

89M

Keeping secrets can be a dangerous game, but sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only option. Five powerful short dramas—including a French political thriller and a gritty Danish love story—explore the emotional earthquakes that rumble through the lives of people suddenly forced to confront shadowy secrets in the world around them.

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Transtastic!

91M

From cyborg twins, to 51-year-old athletes to ghosts returning home, this year’s Transtastic! shorts offer a look into the real lives, and imagined realities, of our eclectic trans community.

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Worldly Affairs

79M

Dig in to our delectable buffet of international men’s short films—a sexy smorgasbord of longing and love (much of it happily requited), plus the occasional endearing oddball treat. Flirtatious settings include a Spanish balcony, a Mexican diving pool, a Welsh burger joint, and a Brooklyn barber shop.

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Worldly Women

82M

Delight and excite your senses with this sumptuous feast of women’s shorts from around the globe – Senegal, Malaysia, Poland, South Korea and Germany – attraction is where you find it!

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You Go Girl! Queer Women of Color Shorts

82M

Featuring a teenage tomboy battling bullies, a badass woman trucker, an irresistible, soulful musician, a 40-year history of SFWAR, and other inspiring stories, these tenderhearted films will get you going!

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