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Queer Futures: LGBTQ Shorts

How do you use imagination to survive in this time of uncertainty? In this program, documentarians and narrative characters explore brighter futures through humor, education, resistance, letting go, self-discovery, and thinking far outside the box.

This film program is available internationally.

Q&A LIVE on 11/14 at 7:30 P.M. EST

In this program

Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

Directed by Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim

An experimental auto-ethnographical documentary about queer joy, resistance, and resilience in the face of abuse, trauma, and transphobia.

The Mood in the United States Today

Directed by Ward Kamel

A young, immigrant live-in caretaker gets roped into a green-card marriage with her elderly patient and must navigate the ensuing shifting dynamics of their relationship.

Blue Suit

Directed by Kevin J. Nguyễn

When a surprise party interrupts his plans, an anxious man has to find a moment to confess his feelings for his friend before he moves away the next day.


Directed by Robin Wang

Following a graduation celebration, four Chinese must navigate their relationships’ future as dictated by the circumstances of life and their families.

Parental Guidance Suggested

Directed by Dane Neves

Everything you always wanted to know about your gay child…but were afraid to ask.


Directed by Emory Chao Johnson

Jules gets a surprise visit from their mom…and their chest binder.


Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson

Kapaemahu reveals the hidden history of four legendary healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within them.