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Shorts

The Queer Umbrella

UK, 2010, 3 min
Genre/Subjects: Queer, LGBT
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Rosa Middleton

The Queer Umbrella is a short animated film investigating what the word 'Queer' means today. It works like a moving 'Zine', combining the different ideas of several people along with a variety of animation styles and media.

Bearded Man (Mann mit Bart)

Germany, 2011, 11 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Family, Language: in German with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Maria Pavlidou

Now Meral is a grown up woman trying to explain to her very traditional family that beards are more important to her in ways they could have never imagined.

Cappuccino

Switzerland, 2010, 16 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Gay, Youth
Language: in French with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Tamer Ruggli

Despite his marginal and extrovert looks, Jeremie is a shy teenager who keeps a heavy secret: his homosexuality. While trying to find his way between his classmate and sexual fantasy Damien and his very generous but protective mother Gina, his life is about to change...

Thinking Straight

UK, 2010, 9 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Female-to-Male, Youth
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Ric Forester

A coming of age drama about struggling with your sexuality, first time relationships and finding out who you really are.

Masala Mama

Singapore, 2010, 8 min
Genre/Subjects: Tolerance
Language: in Tamil & Hokkien with Russian and English subtitles

DIRECTOR: Michael Kam

The young son of a poor "rag-and-bone" man aspires to draw superheroes but goes about it the wrong way by stealing a comic book from the gentle owner of a small Indian grocery ("mama") shop. When fate brings them together again, they each discover something much more important...

James Dean

UK, 2010, 8 min
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Transgender, Female-to-Male, Youth, Family / Parenting
Language: in English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Lucy Asten Elliot

'James Dean' follows the Faulkners as they desperately try to leave for their family holiday. Efforts to co-ordinate the trip are thwarted by their inability to get all members into the car at the same time. Frustrated by their dawdling, 14 year old daughter Alex has picked this inopportune moment to tell her elder sister Morvern, Mum and Dad her secret. However, with a distracted and currently disinterested family, she realises the only way to tell them is to show them.

 

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