HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: LGBTQ+ Best of Shorts Festival January 2022

A showcase of the best short films in the world today.

Festival Award Winners:
Best Film: UNDRESSED
Best Direction: THE OUT-FIT
Best Performances: A SCAFFOLDING OF LOVE
Best Cinematography: MY DEAR BOY
Best Sound & Music: ISN’T IT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
Best Documentary: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: THE PETER KRUEGER CLINIC

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Un Chantier d’Amour – A Scaffolding of Love, 18min., India, Experimental

The days merge into one another for a single gay man locked down in his Mumbai apartment, as the pandemic wears on. Some masons work on a scaffolding around the apartment. He contemplates the seemingly insurmountable space between himself and them and imagines freedom. All he can do is complete his chores one by one… until he comes to the last one. The title is a play of words on ‘Un Chant d’Amour’, a 1959 film by Jean Genet.

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THE OUT-FIT, 11min,. Australia, Comedy/Drama

When coming out of the thrift store isn’t all you do. A new coming-of-age queer film follows Emily, a costume-wearing 25-year-old, on her journey through change, love, and discovering one’s self.

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MY DEAR BOY, 5min., USA, Romance

Directed by Leaf Lieber

Within the first three seconds of meeting each other, two men experience the rise and fall of their relationship through a surreal lens.

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UNDRESSED, 10min., USA, Drama

Cléo is a struggling actress. She finds it difficult to communicate her new found activity to her girlfriend even though she is empowered by it.

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ISN’T IT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, 13min., UK, Documentary

Isn’t It A Beautiful World is a short film combining performance, drag , dance and It depcits the traumatising stories of queer performers Soroya, Harry & Kenya and their emotional journey to adulthood

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: THE PETER KRUEGER CLINIC, 39min., USA, Documentary

From Darkness To Light” is a documentary film that tells the story of the Peter Kruger Clinic (PKC) – one of the first HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States, which was established at Beth Israel Hospital in 1989. Started during the height of the epidemic in New York City, PKC boldly stood against the stigma of the disease and served as a beacon of hope and a model of care for those New Yorkers diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This powerful film traces the clinic’s origins and its impact over the last 3 decades, as told by the patients and staff that have called it home.

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By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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