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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Gay Short Films : 37

13 Ans (France ) [My 13]
Jonathan is in love with Julie, the most beautiful girl of his school. However, Julie doesn't even know him. He becomes friend with Charles, Julie's brother. One day, he sneaks in Julie's room to steal her diary and finds a drawn heart, with the quote "I love Jonathan". He is overjoyed until he finds out the diary is not Julie’s but it is of Charles. A refreshing and sensible short film.

Message Sent (USA)
Michael Collins has a perfect set of friends and life as a teenager including a girlfriend. Except for the fact that he is gay and wants to come out. He decides to send an email describing truth about himself to all his friends.

A Cuestas Con Mis Padres (Spain ) [Nowhere Without My Parents]
Ever since Pedro confessed to his parents his sexual status, unable to remove it from the head, even he imagined his parents in the most embarrassing situations, like his parents telling him what to do and how to do when all he wants is a good fuck.

Nörden Och Kärleken (Sweden) [Nerd In Love]
Daniel and Måns are Warhammer-buddies. But maybe there is something more between them than home-painted plastic soldiers. Both of their hearts beat for each other. Who will make the first move?

Tony and Kevin (USA)
Tony and Kevin's wedding day preparations and video. Meh!

The Feast Of Stephen (USA)
Stephen watches a group of boys playing basketball. When he gets noticed by the boys, he becomes a victim of their homophobia. A parallel is drawn to a group of guys gang banging a guy and the film ends with Stephen smiling. Maybe thats what he really wanted?

A Christian Boy (USA)
A mother experiences a spiritual awakening through Christ. Her son experiences a sexual awakening through a man who looks like Christ.

Self Service (Israel)
A young man meets a teen-aged boy in a public launderette.

Boys Grammar (Australia)
Bullying is taken to extremes at an exclusive private boys school. Gareth is raped by Nick and his friends in school. When they meet in the evening with the professor, they keep teasing on how beating helps them become a man and this was for his own good. A deeply disturbing film about homophobia and bullying.

Cabalerno (USA)
A young videographer is fascinated with filming a hunky skateboarder.

Mon Copain Rachid (France) [My Friend Rachid]
In this funny exploration of youth, race, and sex, a nine-year old boy works through his obsession with an older boy, his Arab friend Rachid. Specifically his obsession about the sizeable penis of his older friend. How Rachid exploits this to get from the boy, yet there is something inherently close and friendly about the two despite age difference. I think it was a very good short film.

Ballen (Netherlands)
22-year old Teun has to move back home after being diagnosed with cancer. His house-mates have organized a farewell dinner for him. To show him their support, they all go bald and remember old times. Not strictljgay, but more fraternity style.

Uitgesproken (Netherlands) [Caged]
David is torn apart when he finds out his best friend Niels is gay. Homosexuality isn't tolerated in their group of friends and they shut Niels out. Will David side with the group or choose for his friendship with Niels instead? A wonderfully shot and acted gay film.

The Monkeys and the Elephants (USA)
This short comedy explores the nature of relationships, and the interplay between different genders and sexual orientations. How gay men make advances and how it is no different to when a straight guy makes advances to a girl.

Sqaured (USA)
A one night stand gets competitive when two guys find out they are both tops. They play various games to decide who should bottom. Soon they also discover that they are both bigots who buy into stereotypes about each other’s racial identities? They sound the night as companions with a possibility of seeing each other again sometime in future.

Out Of The Closet (USA)
One man's dreams are suddenly broken when his lover decides to dump him for a girl and making a career in the city because he can't let go off his conservative roots.

Ronny & I (USA)
One of the bets short films I have seen. When a teenager tells his best friend he is gay and comes to terms with the fact that he is in fact love with his friend, the support and love that the gets fro his best friend is amazing and unbelievable. Ronny is open to showing his friend that he is also capable to love and show him the ropes. Its not clear if Ronnie is gay too but that doesn't matter. Shot in a format of hand held camera, this is brilliant scripting, acting and directing.

Gay Problems (USA)
A stereotyping account of some of the common complains that gay men seem to make all the time.

Toeing The Line (USA)
Two guys, jock friends from high school years before, reencounter each other during a group lunch at a café. One of them starts asking the other questions about sexual desires in high school and how open one would be to cross the line. Exploration of the ambiguity of sexual desire leads to crossing of the line where the 2 men explore each other’s bodies.

Kimchi Fried Dumplings (Canada)
Carls the eldest of three brothers  and gay and is expected to be a role model for the family. He wants to show his family that he made the right choice to move away. However, youngest brother Adam's unexpected hostility reveals the problems with Carls choices.

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