SETTING THEM STRAIGHT


A dynamic and moving collection of films, Setting them Straight, depicts a full range of experiences of gay mens lives, from the traumatic to the humorous, in Australia, the USA, Canada, France, Israel, Iran and Iraq.   

HORA


Yoav Brill | Israel | 2014 | 9 min

Two men are walking down the street holding each other's hands. Using interviews held by the director with men of his hometown Tel Aviv, this animated short investigates an intimate yet very public gesture. Who's into it? Who avoid at all costs? And how come a public admission of your sexual nature can mean a whole different thing in another culture.

HOLE


Martin Edralin | Canada | 2015 | 15 min

A daring portrait of a disabled man yearning for intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him.

SUNDAY BRUNCH | LE REPA DOMINICAL


Celine Devaux | France | 2015 | 14 min

Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions and don't listen to his answers, they give advice but don't follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it's ok, it is the Sunday lunch.

ABAN + KHORSID


Darwin Serink | USA | 2014 | 15 min

Inspired by true events, Aban + Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before they face the ultimate punishment for being gay.

THE TYPIST


Kristine Stolakis | USA | 2014 | 8 min

From the archives of the queer Smithsonian, San Franciscos GLBT Historical Society, comes the forgotten history of a gay Korean War veteran tasked with writing the military discharges of outed gay seamen. The Typist details a conflicted clerks participation in discrimination and his divided allegiance to homosexuality and heroism.

CAMOUFLAGE


Stephan Kampf | Germany | 2014 | 8 min

During a military exercise in the woods, two soldiers cover each other's faces in camouflage paint. In such a delicate situation, in which every trembling of the finger is perceivable, Max tries to find out the truth about Christian. He fears to become a target of the group himself, if his best friend actually turns out to be gay. As Max feels more and more pressured by his surrounding, he pushes Christian to confess. .

FOLLOWERS


Tim Marshall | UK, Australia | 2014 | 12 min

When an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class, she befriends him, believing God has sent him to free her from loneliness.

THE SOCIETY | ALM MUJTAMAA


Osama Rasheed | Iraq, Germany | 2015 | 13 min

Lovers Muhamad and Ahmed live in a society that not only rejects homosexuality but actively and insistently pressures its young men into marriage and fatherhood. In this frank look at a strictly religious and traditional society, filmmaker Osama Rasheed delivers a raw and starkly honest statement about the experience of being gay in Iraq.

TOM IN AMERICA


Flavio Alves | USA | 2014 | 16 min

Tom in America is a short film, which story centres around the life of a married elderly man living in the suburb of New York who, while rummaging through trash in search of things to sell at the local flea market, finds a Tom of Finland doll that triggers a long-ignored impulse.

SETTING THEM STRAIGHT


Kaleb Mckenna | Australia | 2015 | 6 min

A young man tells his parents important news over sandwiches and green cordial.