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Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Thursday, 11 March 2021 until Sunday, 21 March 2021

After scouring the world of queer cinema, Brisbane Queer Film Festival has swiped right on all the best films so you only get to hook up with the best. This year’s program features a diverse selection lesbian, gay, bi, trans*, queer and gender non-binary content from Australia and around the world.


 

 

2021 films...

Ahead Of The Curve
Dry Wind
The World To Come
I Carry You With Me
Make Up
Cicada 
Saint-Narcisse 
Always Amber 
Keyboard Fantasies
Forgotten Roads
Sublet
The Strong Ones
No Ordinary Man 
Wrath Of Desire
No Hard Feelings
The Greenhouse
Valentina
Tahara

 


Queer Shorts One 

Why Did She Have To Tell The World?
Director
Abbie Pobjoy
Francesca Curtis and Phyllis Papps are many things. Researchers. Writers. Ultra-Feminists. Partners. They are also the first lesbian couple to come out on national television almost fifty years ago. Putting everything on the line, Phyllis and Francesca appeared on This Day Tonight’s interview about lesbianism in October 1970. Since that appearance, the couple unpredictably became the face of change, being members of Australia’s first gay political rights group, the Daughters of Bilitis, now known as the Australasian Lesbian Movement. With Phyllis and Francesca’s work spanning over decades, the couple not only open up about their contribution to one of the biggest societal shifts in Australian history, but about love, loss and political change solidified inside a fifty year relationship. Now in the last years of their lives and a new generation emerging, Phyllis and Francesca shine light on their activism, their relationship and the barriers that still affect the queer community today.
Country Australia
Language English
Runtime 27min
Year 2020
Genre Documentary / Lesbian

Screenshots For A Goodbye
Director
Ruth Caudeli
How do we say goodbye? How do we say goodbye when something is broken? What happens when something is broken and we don’t know exactly what? Andrea and Maca are facing the day after a break-up and they are going to struggle with all the difficulties that come after a goodbye. How hard is to say goodbye to someone you have loved?
Country Colombia
Language English
Runtime 10min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Lesbian

Top & Bottom
Director
Angela Cheng
Quinn and Lexi work out the kinks of their long-term relationship.
Language English
Runtime 6min
Year 2020
Genre Comedy / Lesbian, Queer

Peach
Director
Rowan Devereux / Sophie Saville
Sarah, a socially anxious young woman lands a hot date. There’s only one problem, she’s not sure if it’s actually a date.
Country Australia
Language English
Runtime 8min
Year 2020
Genre Comedy / Lesbian

Break In
Director
Alyssa Lerner
When Nousha accidentally texts erotic fiction about her crush to that crush, she enlists the help of her best friend, Oliver, and they set out on a mission to delete the text by any means necessary.
Country USA
Language English
Runtime 16min
Year 2020
Genre Comedy / Lesbian, Queer

APQFFA - The Last Lesbian
Director
Liu Jingyu
A road trip romantic comedy, with Sci-fi and time travel elements. In 2318, the last lesbian on earth, Susannah, time travels back to 2018 to find a girl, Bella, who can save the world’s homosexual population. Susannah has to stop Bella from going to the most important event in her life. When Bella tries to get rid of Susannah, she hides in Bella's trunk and they start a funny but romantic trip.
Country USA / China
Language English
Runtime 28min
Year 2019
Genre Comedy / Lesbian, Queer


Queer Shorts Two

Who Can Predict What Will Move You
Director
Livia Huang

Two young men shooting hoops somewhere in Brooklyn. In the gradually gathering dusk, their shadows dance, entwined, to the cadence of basketball meeting pavement. Farewell is in the air. Emotions emerge to the surface. Tentatively, gently, the film tells of desire and intimacy through gazes and gestures. What is memory, what is perhaps merely a dream? Or is everything dance in the end?

Country USA
Language English
Runtime 9min
Year 2019
Genre Drama / Gay

Buck
Director
Elegance Bratton / Jovan James
Caught in the throes of a depressive fugue, young Lynn resorts to debauchery to find joy—only to discover that happiness is a much more complicated proposition.
Country USA
Language English
Runtime 14min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Gay

It’s Just In My Head
Director
Marius Gabriel Stancu
Andreas and Alessandro are two friends who have known each other since their childhood. Now that they have grown up, they study at University in different cities but they always spend the summer together in the place where they were born. Summer is now coming to an end, both must return to the city to resume their University life. Before leaving, Andreas decides to give Alessandro a gift, hoping that he will finally be able to notice the love that Andreas always has tried for him.
Country Italy
Language English subtitles
Runtime 17min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Gay

Kind Of
Director
Noah Schamus
When Aidan returns home from a hookup-turned-sleepover, Micah presses him to share more about his desires for other people. As they lay out an enticing spread of bagels and lox for their friends, Micah’s insecurities about their non-monogamous relationship also spill out on the breakfast table… It’s a trans dramedy about love when your partner knows you better than you know yourself.
Country USA
Language English
Runtime 9min
Year 2020
Genre Comedy / Transgender, Gay

Short Calf Muscle
Director
Victoria Warmerdam
An absurdist black comedy about Anders. And Anders is different. But he doesn’t know that. Yes, he’s also gay, but that’s not the point here. There is also this thing that others see but he doesn’t.
Country Netherlands
Language English subtitles
Runtime 13min
Year 2019
Genre Comedy / Gay


Queer Shorts Three

Breakwater (Quebramar)
Director
Cris Lyra
Young lesbians go on a trip to a remote beach. While they wait for the new year's eve, they build a safe and loving environment through music and friendship. They take care of each other and they feel free.
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese with English subtitles
Runtime 27min
Year 2020
Genre Documentary / Lesbian, Non-binary, Queer

Panthers
Director
Èrika Sánchez
Joana and Nina live trapped in the contradictions of female puberty in the first world. Both are women of their time and culture: social networks, immediacy and excesses. Today, Joana has decided to devise a game in which she will involve her friend Nina. That decisive moment of puberty will change something in each of them forever.
Country Spain
Language Spanish with English subtitles
Runtime 22min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Lesbian, Non-binary, Queer

In The Name Of The Son (El Nombre Del Hijo)
Director
Martina Matzkin  
When a trans boy and his sister visit their father for a summer holiday, the father’s true feelings about his son’s transition come to light.
Country Argentina
Language Spanish with English subtitles
Runtime 13min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Transgender

Marriage Story
Director
Jessica Dunn Rovinelli
An auto-fiction under the eyes of a female Christ, a marriage as a step into the forbidden land of the holy, a lesbian poem in the language of the divine, a paean to the color red, the world's slowest rave.
Country USA
Language English
Runtime 10min
Year 2020
Genre Fiction / Lesbian, Transgender