BEST LGBTIQ SHORT FILM OF 2019
Winner - Kiko's Saints (France) | Dir. Manuel Marmier
Kiko, a Japanese illustrator on assignment in France, gets suddenly overwhelmed by a strange inspiration, while she realises she's been spying on a gay couple on the beach next to the chapel where she's working. Obsessed by such a vision, she will spy on the men and draw them secretly. This will slowly push her towards an encounter that will change her life and breaks her social rules. Website
Finalist - Because Your Mine (France) | Dir. Jean-Baptiste Huong
Finalist - Artemio's Lonliness Vol. 1 (Mexico) | Dir. Juan Carlos R. Larrondo
Sex, city lights and daydreaming. Artemio embarks on regular nocturnal escapades to a porn theatre and clandestine gay spots downtown. Along the way, he describes his voyeuristic experiences. This is his life. Until he meets Octavio.
Finalist - Parking (Iran) | Dir. Ahmad Seyfipour
A man while stealing a car encounters two men on the back seat. The thief forcing them to give him all the money they have. The boys are also scared of being disgraced in front of neighbours. They know if they call the police, thew thief will only be sentenced to three months in jail for theft, but they will be sentenced to death by gallows for being gay. They are forced to tolerate the verbal and physical humiliations by the thief and give him whatever he wants.
Finalist - Bunny (United States) | Dir. Hunter Ray Barker and Tucker Tripp
She’s an actress, she’s a sex symbol, she’s a superstar. Sandie 'The Goddess Bunny' Crisp is the last truly glamorous star left in Hollywood. Born in Santa Monica, California, stricken with polio, the transgender cult diva is a she-devil on six wheels. She’s a ballerina with a perfect pirouette and it wouldn't be hard to find her in a gold lamé dress belting love ballads to garbage men or liquor store clerks. Instagram