Starting at 4pm, Roots Manoeuvre features five shorts, with the blurb saying, ‘Whether it is escaping hate or establishing home, finding love or just plain travelling, the dilemma remains – what happens next? A panoply of questions are raised and not always answered in these diverse tales about crossing borders and identities taking shape.’
That’s followed at 6pm by A Special Relationship, which, ‘features British short films and their makers kickstarting a richly diverse series of shorts and documentaries by our friends from the US of A in an evening of anime, sharks and country music!’ With a hefty 12 LGBT shorts and some filmmaker Q&As it promises to be quite an evening.
Last year New Queer Visions also delved into the world of video on demand with the Filmdoo.com exclusive Lust In Translation. The plan is that some of the shorts screening as part of the New Queer Visions strand at the London Short Film Festival will be part of a new compilation that will be released later this year, although it’s not known which ones yet.
Take a look below to see which films will be screening, as well as a trailer for the very intriguing looking gay-themed animation, Arrival.
MUKWANO Cecilie McNair 19 mins Denmark
LIBERTÄD Brenda Avila-Hanna 10 mins US
ONE LAST NIGHT Kerem Blumberg 22 mins Israel
GAYSIANS Vicky Du 13 mins US
RANIYA Sidsel Møller Johnsen 27 mins Denmark
A Special Relationship
MARINA AND ADRIENNE Lucy Campbell 13 mins UK
WE WERE WAVES ONCE Asli Umut 12 mins UK
SPILT MILK James Dunstan 23 mins UK
JAMIE Christopher Manning 9 mins UK
THE GIRL AND THE GONDOLA Abbe Robinson 12 mins UK
ZEITGEIST 1977: THE FIRST FESTIVAL Lauretta Molitor 7 mins US
ARRIVAL Alex Myung 22 mins US
STICKY FINGERS Gabriella Moses 12 mins US
VAMONOS Marvin Lemus 13 mins US
A DOLL’S EYES Jonathan Wysocki 13 mins US
BOOTWMN Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams 11 mins US
THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS Dan Taberski 15 mins US