HIGHLIGHTS: June 2022 Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Film: THE OTHER SIDE OF CLEAN
Best Short Form Short Film: MEASURE
Best Performances: CROSS
Best Direction: YOUR SHADE OF BLUE

Best Cinematography: PASSAGES
Best Sound & Music: NEW MOON

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

BLEH, 7min., USA, Drama/Comedy

Directed by Megan Chumbley
Grace and Sam stumble into a room at a party, smooching it up. Everything is going according to plan, until Grace mentions her romantic past with the boy whose house party they’re at. Virginity, bisexuality, and the concept of not wanting to be someone’s “first try” all clash together. Will they be able to reconcile their blossoming lust?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


MEASURE, 3min,. Canada, Experimental

Directed by Matthias Falvai
Utilizing Angelo’s monologue from Act Two, Scene Two of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, three lonely souls discover a perceived “flaw” within themselves and navigate its meaning.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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NEW MOON, 11min., France, Animation

Directed by Jeff Le Bars, Jérémie Balais
An imaginative surrealist journey of young Jay Jay and his mother Edie. Their inner city dreams are illuminated by the New Moon accompanied by magic of Aretha Franklin playing on a summer’s eve on a transistor radio in a backyard in West Philadelphia.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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PASSAGES, 14min., USA, Drama

Directed by Jenna Ricker
/?pasijs/ noun: the act of moving past something on the way from one place to another.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE OTHER SIDE OF CLEAN, 18min., USA, Drama

Directed by Chris Guzzo, Jonathan Tierney
Two people, filled with guilt and indecisiveness, must make a decision about their relationship and how it will effect those close to them.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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CROSS, 16min., USA, Drama/Family

Directed by Hyunjin Lee
A Korean immigrant mom in the US goes through a journey against her religious faith to embrace her only son who is discovering his sexual orientation.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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MARIAM, 12min., USA, Drama

Directed by Reem Jubran
Zaid, a young Arab-American amateur drag queen has to confront his conservative father and Alzheimer’s grandfather about his identity.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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YOUR SHADE OF BLUE, 16min., South Korea, Drama

Directed by Emily Park
A closeted Korean woman gets an unexpected visit from her estranged niece.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE LAST GIFT, 5min., USA, Drama

Directed by Alex Preston
When Jamie brings a special gift to his ex-boyfriend’s college graduation, he learns that loving someone also means letting them go.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


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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