HOME SCREENINGS WORKSHOPS MOVIE CONTEST VOLUNTEER Shorts: Surrealness These experimental shorts invoke mystical, otherworldly, or even nightmarish settings to examine the dynamics embedded in the lived experiences of femme, queer, and gender nonconforming people of color. Aesthetically innovative filmmakers go boldly beyond the everyday to excavate racial trauma; imagine more equitable forms of exchange; and identify potential sites of solidarity, commonality, and liberation. Your browser is not compatible. Please visit https://www.goelevent.com/ Aphrodite Directed by Nico Varela | USA | 10 min Seeking a chance at stardom, an aspiring singer is scouted by a shadowy, fetishizing cabal. Goddess House Directed by Marion Hill | USA | 6 min A courtesan is summoned to rouse a queen from her languor in this affirmative vision of consensual sex work. Elmiteskuatl Directed by Bretten Hannam | USA | 4 min A poetic indictment of the language of queerness from a First Nations Two-Spirit perspective asks: Can an archive stand in for living memory? The Bony Lady (La Flaca) Directed by Adriana Barbosa, Thiago Zanato | USA, Brazil, Mexico | 20 min | Spanish with English subtitles Arely attributes miraculous changes in her life to Santa Muerte, but what must she sacrifice in the name of faith? Bear Directed by Fred Guerrier | USA | 12 min A man sells pleasure as a costumed stripper, leaving behind a trail of broken relationships. Swarm of Selenium Directed by SJ Rahatoka, Maude Matton | Canada, Germany | 23 min In this surreal dystopia, two queer feminist crews merge forces to try to care for one another through dance, visual work, and anti-work. Paisa Directed by Graham Kolbeins, Dorian Wood | USA | 8 min | English, Spanish with English subtitles An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality. Speak Easy, B Directed by Becca Park, Jun Shimizu | USA | 15 min In therapy, B breaks through cultural conditioning, past loves, and psychological defenses to arrive at True Self.