Student Shorts Competition II

DAY 8 | Wed, July 29, 2020 | 1st Show | 11.30 AM

The second part with six vibrant student short films from Film & Media colleges from Europe, North America and Asia bringing their own fresh takes on Gay, Lesbian and Trans* narratives

BETWEEN US  
Director: Niancao Yang
5 min / 2019 / UK / English, Chinese / Animation Short

College: University of the Arts, London, UK
Both a father and his transgender child want to break through the inner pressure, and reveal their feelings to each other.


SHOW & TELL           
Director: Sakshi Gurnani
10 min / 2019 / USA / English, Hindi / Narrative Short

College: School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
In suburban New Jersey when a 6-year old Indian boy really wants a Barbie doll for his collection of rugged toys, this makes his mother think that something might be really 'wrong' with him.


NEON HEARTS (Неонски Срца)
Director: Ana Jakimska
17 min / 2019 / Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of / Macedonian / Narrative Short

College: Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Skopje, North Macedonia
Petar is a middle aged man who spends a lot of time on the road with his truck. Away from home and his family, he lives a secret life in which he is free to be himself. However, one night, when his son goes missing, he is ready to risk everything to "make things right".


MADRID-STOCKHOLM (Madrid-Estocolmo)
Directors: Antonio Ledesma Vila, Carmen Kaltchev Soto
20 min / 2019 / Spain / Spanish / Narrative Short

College: Instituto del Cine Madrid, Spain
Night falls in Madrid, Eva and María's eyes cross paths.


SUGARBOYS
Director: Marie Christin König
9 min / 2019 / Germany / German / Narrative Short

College: Hamburg Media School, Germany
Yasin and Mauro live everywhere but nowhere. The streets are their home, the night is their life. Why adapt when you can do what you want? Even love is for sale, so they can only rely on their friendship -but what happens when everything gets out of hand?


THE SUMMER OF 12 (泳隊)
Director: Kuan-Ling Kuo
25 min / 2019 / Taiwan / Chinese / Narrative Short

College: Shih-Hsing University, Tainan, Taiwan
On just another day training in the pool for the young members of the swimming team, the cusp of early puberty threatens to turn innocent friendship and camaraderie into something much more. Sixth-grader Yu-Hsuan has a closely guarded secret, but this tide of feelings inside is brewing into a storm.

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