Films / Programs

Shorts

Great things often come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. Frameline40 brings the best short films to the big screen.

Bi Candy

88M

Binary-breaking shorts in this year’s batch of Bi Candy range from the adorable and romantic to the real and raw.

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Coming Up Queer

88M

Back by popular demand, this year’s Coming Up Queer free program returns! From skate parks to Georgia rodeos, this set of short films showcases diverse LGBTQ youth and teen perspectives.

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Fun In Girls Shorts

68M

The unabashed horror of LBD and LTRs, misadventures in queer baby-making, rugby scrums Down Under, and ride-or-die loyalty are all part of this year’s grin-inducing and powerful collection of queer women’s shorts!

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Guys Like Us

76M

This handsome collection highlights a robust representation of transguys and transmasculine folks. From dashing gender outlaws to hunks with hearts of gold, the heroes of these stories navigate landscapes of loss, develop brotherly bonds of friendship, and discover the pure exhilaration of being someone’s “Mr. Right Now.”

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Oh the Horror!

88M

Have your nightmares gotten too vanilla? Our queer-y scare-y camp-y creepshow will fix that fast! Get ready to gasp, clutch your sweetie (or the stranger next to you), and scream bloody murder at this gothic grouping of queer horror flicks.

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Only in San Francisco

80M

From dancing leather daddies and celebrated drag kings and queens to the imaginatively sexy and romantic and a trip to a Furry convention, this batch of shorts truly embodies the “only in San Francisco” spirit.

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Queer Student Shorts

75M

The strength and resilience of the queer community and family is at the fore of this diverse program of Queer Student Shorts.

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Realness & Revelations

78M

These captivating shorts celebrate an abundance of voices of queer and trans folks of color. From homecomings to crossings over, to redefining the meaning of familia and just kickin’ it with the peeps, these films feature QTPOC folks who keep on keepin’ on with resilience and resistance.

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Sticky Fingers

81M

In these sexy, rambunctious shorts, we capture rabble-rousers on wild rides through first crushes, friend crushes, and online crushes—this collection of shorts gives a fresh twist on rebellion and living out your truth, all accompanied by an energetic soundtrack featuring new music artists.

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Transtastic

74M

This stirring collection centers on images of transgender and gender-nonconforming folks, celebrating the beautiful richness of self-discovery and the driving determination of living an authentic life.

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Up Close & Personal

80M

From chronicling the experiences of a photographer losing his vision to sharing the story of the man behind the world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, these six short docs introduce us to fascinating people in some incredibly insightful ways.

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We Need to Talk

78M

Sweaty palms, nervous laughter, uncomfortable silences: those intense moments when a hard truth has to be disclosed are at the crux of five marvelous short dramas about male intimacy that challenge the stereotype that guys just don’t—or won’t—talk.

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We’ve Been Around / This Is Me

52M

Directed by Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Rhys Ernst (co-producer of Transparent), this special double-anthology screening honors the rich histories of transgender trailblazers and explores the current lived experiences of trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) folks.

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Worldly Affairs

75M

You don’t need a foreign adapter plug to feel the erotic charge coursing through the four films in this year’s selection of global romantic encounters. But even though flying sparks can sometimes lead to a lasting flame, they might just be signs of a hazardous connection.

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