joyful, emotional, hilarious and provocative, these films explore the bonds we share with the ones we love. come join fringe! for a big queer family brunch from 13:00 at helio's cantina at the institute of light (a la carte), have your own queer family portrait taken by photographer sarah scott, and stay for a cracking programme of short films redefining ways of thinking about family.
brunch reservations recommended, screening tickets free but separate.
Content warning: contains brief, explicit images in the final film.
Where We Are Now
dir Lucie Rachel / UK 2016 / 9'18min
A moving insight into the changing relationship between a queer daughter and her transitioning mother when coming out brings them closer together.
dir Ross Bolidai / UK 2016 / 3min
Martin gets a message from some rather fabulous new friends on his 85th birthday. A total celebration of the families that we make for ourselves.
More Than God
dir Kev Cahill / Ireland 2015 / 9min
Irish farce in which a husband’s search for truth uncovers a whole lot more.
My Life: I'm A Surrogate
dir Cody Autterson & Andrew Schneider / USA 2016 / 6’45min
Follow Jazmin's journey with Jon & Stein as they bring a new life into the world in this documentary that is sure to tug at the heartstrings.
dir Zhanna Ozirna / Ukraine 2016 / 8min
A Ukrainian couple day dream about their shared future; kids, kittens, and the overthrow of social norms.
Alzheimer's: A Love Story
dir Gabe Schimmel, Monica Petruzzelli / USA 2015 / 16’24min
Long-term couple Greg and Michael continue to find love together after Greg is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Mothers of God
dir Laura McGehee /USA 2015 /10min
After an unexpected pregnancy, a lesbian couple confront the possibility they could be responsible for the Second Coming. That’s a messiah we’d like to meet.
The Right to love
dir Barbara Zemlji? / Slovenia 2013 / 17’22min
A mother’s dying wish to reunite the estranged members of her family brings long-held secrets to the fore.
dir Vijay Patel / UK 2016 / 1’23min
Coming out to your mum can be hard, like other things in this explicit short