This collection of youth-inspired shorts celebrate the troubles, the awkwardness and the sometimes hilarity of growing up queer.
Young and Queer (Youth Program) Proudly co-curated by the Melbourne International Youth Film Festival (All sessions are Unclassified 15+).
Welcome to the Ball Dir – Adam Vincent Wright, USA, 2019, 5 mins
A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend.
Pretty Boy Dir:Pierce Hadjinicola & Sinclair Suhood, Australia, 2019, 9 mins
A teenager struggles to come to terms with his sexuality in the face of his disapproving mother.
Mini DV Dir – Shauly Melamed, Israel, 2019, 9 mins, Hebrew with English subtitles
At the age of 12 Shauly receives his first camera. 14 years later he finds the recordings and uncovers his biggest secret which only the camera caught.
Delphine Dir – Chloé Robichaud, Canada, 2019, 15 mins, French with English Subtitles
Delphine is an ode to childhood, but also an examination of the wounds it can cause.
Boldly Go Dir – Christopher Cosgrove, Australia, 2019, 6 mins
A geeky sci-fi fan faces rejection by a ‘straight-acting’ guy, but not for the reason you might think.
Is Your Teen a Homosexual? Dir – Tamara Scherbak, Canada, 2019, 7 mins
Johnny comes out to his family in an allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump’s America in the style of a 1950s educational film.
Vibes Dir – Bane Fakih, USA, 2019, 6 mins
Mayssa is looking for a sexual release to cure her recent depression but luck – and her mother- are not on her side.
Your Mother Will Love Me Dir – Omer Harel, Israel, 2019, 12 mins, Hebrew with English subtitles
It has been a few hours, and two young men are still stuck in the middle of nowhere, on their way back from a secret romantic getaway.