QFFM presents: IDAHOBIT SHORTS 2020
To celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Queer Film Festival Munich curated a special short film program featuring an exciting mixture of genres, topics and styles. With an overall duration of 98 minutes, the film program is completely for free. Enjoy!
Please note: Some of the films below show violent behaviour, strong sexuality, and some graphic nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
KISS OF THE RABBIT GOD
USA 2019, 15’, D: Andrew Thomas Huang
Andrew Thomas Huang writes and directs this captivating short film about an ordinary restaurant worker’s extraordinary sexual awakening. Nightly visits from the Rabbit God, who arrives in the body of a tantalizing mysterious stranger, blossom into a tryst that empowers the young man to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
PHOTOGRAPHERS IN FOCUS: LAURA AGUILAR
USA 2018, 4’, D: Adinah Dancyger, Alice Plati
Before her untimely death in April 2018, aged only 58, Mexican-American photographer Laura Aguilar had cemented herself not only as a pioneer of Chicana photography, but as an artist who treated her subjects with a tenderness nearly unrivalled in contemporary image-making.
KIDDY SMILE: SLAP MY BUTT
FRA 2019, 4’, D: Pierre Saba-Aris
Slap My Butt takes its driving musical heartbeat directly from house classics while expressing the frustration felt by those living in an oppressive society. This visual celebration of open sexuality and queerness is an invitation to get wild and wicked, and to live out your fantasies on the dance floor.
MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME
GBR 2018, 16’, D: Tim Courtney
When Elliott lures the animalistic Jack to his apartment for a late night hook up, he unexpectedly unearths a dark emotional connection.
GBR 2019, 12’, D: Kate Cox
When Jeff and Emelia are gifted a virtual reality set that shows one’s “ideal self” for their wedding anniversary, they discover a secret that could shift their relationship indelibly.
GBR 2018, 14‘, D: Charlie Lyne
In 1987, police in England acquired a video of a group of men participating in consensual sadomasochistic sex acts. The tape launched one of the largest vice investigations in British history, code-named Operation Spanner.
THE MESS HE MADE
USA 2017, 10’, D: Matthew Puccini
In a mundane strip mall, a man awaits the potentially devastating results of a simple medical test. The next 15 minutes will be the longest of his life.
CAN 2018, 23’, D: Marc-Antoine Lemire
Alexe is a young trans woman, and Carl a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes Alexe, when both make a bold decision. (Getting Xavier Dolan vibes here!)