Queer Shorts(HKLGFF 2019)
  • Opening on 11-09-2019
  • 104 minutes
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Movie Name: Justice for Maya
Language: No dialogue
Category: I
Duration: 3 mins
Director: Jamie Chi
Maya used to be the national bird of the Philippines and is one of more than 130 bird species that are known to engage in homosexual behaviour. Maya is equated to a bird trapped in a cage, as well as within a larger social system. This story is not only about Maya’s strength to fight for their rights and claim their space but is also a metaphor for us - human beings - and our fight in society.

Movie Name: Sorry
Language: Mandarin(English Subtitles)
Category: IIA
Duration: 13 mins
Director: Max Yu
Li Peiyan is forced to walk in her trans daughter Dou Xun's footsteps, to piece together the identity of Dou Xun and confronts what role she may have played in her only child's sudden disappearance.

Movie Name: Stealth
Language: English
Category: IIB
Duration: 23 mins
Director: Astor Stark
*Asian Premiere
Gia is a "stealth" transgender woman - able to pass as cis, but still contending with her love interest at work, and a run-in with the Unicorn Gang.

Movie Name: Les levres gercees
Language: French(English Subtitle)
Category: I
Duration: 5 mins
Director: Fabien Corre, Kelsi Phung
In a kitchen, a mother and a child struggle to establish dialogue.

Movie Name: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly
Language: Spanish(English Subtitles)
Category: IIA
Duration: 21 mins
Director: Jorge Muriel
In the Madrid of the 80s, Ivan, a five-year-old boy, is confronted with the birth of a new brother. His sister is dad’s favourite, the new-born is mom’s favourite. Which place does he take in this new situation? What if He could fly and escape?

Movie Name: How to Make a Rainbow
Language: English
Category: I
Duration: 16 mins
Director: Ryan Maxey
The story centres around a young girl Alaizah and her process of figuring out what to call her ‘papa,’ who is in the beginning years of a gender transition. Together they navigate homelessness, Jade’s exploration of gender, as well as the daily joys and struggles of growing up.

Movie Name: Trans 128
Language: English(No Subtitle)
Category: IIA
Duration: 6 mins
Director: Jimmy Zhang
Electronic music in queer and trans spaces in San Francisco Bay Area are places of safety, community, and worship. Frida Ibarra uses her music as a platform to facilitate space for Queer and Trans people of colour. Her sounds are eclectic and are largely influenced by her interest in electronic-experimental music.

Movie Name: Hiding in Daylight
Language: English
Category: IIA
Duration: 15 mins
Director: Cheryl Allison
After a gay purge, four best friends are surviving by living in fake marriages to each other. They secretly meet once a week to play a "game" where they reminisce about their former openly gay lives. In one night, emotions run high, friendships begin to unravel and everything changes in an instant.

Movie Name: Listen
Language: English(English Subtitle)
Category: I
Duration: 5 mins
Director: Jake Graf
Featuring young trans actors in trans roles, this film honestly and frankly depicts some of the myriad struggles experienced daily by trans children and teenagers, giving a much needed voice to this often maligned section of the community.

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