Shorts: Queer, Far, Wherever You Are

Sunday 20 November – 4pm

Hackney Showroom – Free

With distances overcome, losses pondered and one or two cravings satisfied, this collection of poignant shorts explores intimacies across time and space.

Onionskin
Dir Reetta Elviira H / Finland 2016 / 2’23min
Tiny queer pairings spring from the tears of an aquatic plant, but when two are accidentally separated they must battle land and water to be reunited.

PASTRY
Dir 
Eduardo Barreto / UK 2016 / 11’44min
With longing glances over cream-filled pastry, this short filmed on Columbia Road is a feast for the eyes. Read: The Great British Lez Off.

Buddy
Dir Niels Bourgonje / Netherlands 2016 /11’30min
A young man reconnects with an ex in need of support during an HIV test, hoping to rekindle a lost flame.

Persistence of Memory
Dir Natalie Tsui / US 2016 / 15’48min
Strange and poignant vision of intimacy, technology and artifice set in a minimalist future scape.

Vanilla
Dir 
Juan Beiro / Spain 2015 / 10’00min
When your lover’s last words to you are ‘this dog looks like a meatball’, it brings a fresh perspective on death, loss, and the endearing silliness of everyday intimacies.

ALFA
Dir Javier Ferreiro / Cuba 2016 / 17’47min
Cuban gay porn actor Alfa returns to the set where he filmed with lost lover Yerry, causing him to reflect on the past.

Moon Song
Dir 
Mafer López / Mexico 2016 / 03’05min
Two lonely souls overcome distances astronomical to find love.