When we know ourselves to be something different to the available models of gender, sexuality and love, our identities often take us into unmapped territories, place us at odds with the world and this is also our history.
The Devil Is In The Details- dir. Fabien Gorgeart (France) 20mins 2016 - Set in mid-19th-century France, this short follows Alexina, a trainee school teacher in a young girl’s convent, who suffers unbearable pains. After examination by a doctor who questions Alexina’s gender and subsequently decides that masculinity prevails, Alexina works to find their own path forward. French with English subtitles.
Pillow Talk- dir. Louise Marie Cooke (UK) 7mins 2017 - Set in the early 90's, Pillow Talk is a short coming of age film about the changing friendship between 14 year old Cara and her childhood best friend Lucy. Lucy suspects that Cara has feelings for girls rather than boys and she is determined to get the truth out of her. Even at the risk of damaging their friendship.
Butch Coyolxauhqui- dir. Karleen Pendleton Jiménez (Canada) 4mins 2016 - A butch lesbian tells the story of her queer body with the help of her mother and the Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui. She learns from her mother’s experiences with fatphobia, and from an artist’s vision of a wounded goddess.
More Love. Less Prepackaged Bullshit.- dir. Neelu Bhuman (UK) 2mins 2017 - Set to the soul beat of Assata Shakur, a trio of black transwoman, brown genderqueer person and a white cis man resist dystopia with a sweet bowl full of joy, intimacy and love.
Dusk- dir. Jake Graf (UK) 15mins 2017 - Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society.
Change Over Time- dir. Ewan Duarte (USA) 7mins 2013 - Change Over Time is an animated, experimental, personal documentary about the filmmaker's first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.
Bear In A Bedroom- dir. Albert Koomen (Australia) 7mins 2017 - As a bear dresses, he reveals more than just a hairy chest, he talks about the highs and lows of his life and the healing power of love.
Life's A Drag- dir. Robin Royce Queree (Australia) 7mins 2015 - Two old drag queens making up for a final show and pondering on life. As Bettina prepares for her final drag performance, her lifelong friend Alexis prompts a rash of memories that swamp the ageing queen, taking her through tears and laughter to the opening moments of her last big number.
My Aunt Mame- dir. Krissy Mahan (USA) 9mins 2017 - As her elderly mother is admitted to the hospital, a butch dyke remembers her working class, butch dyke great-aunt. This is a funny/sad story about a gender non-conforming woman in the 1960s, who always did things her way, and how that legacy affected the next generations of women in their family.
Female Masculinity Appreciation Society- dir. Jac Nunns & Angie West (UK) 12mins 2014 - The Female Masculinity Appreciation Society is a sort of gentlemen’s club for queer women and those who love them. Follow Cookie and Foxy Ven in their quest to reach the arm-wrestling finals, discover the reason behind Rubyyy’s ginger moustache and judge for yourself the standards in Dapper wear. Filmed live in London at the iconic Royal Vauhall Tavern.
Age rated 12A