Focusing on James, a15 year-old boy in Northern Ireland isolated by his sexuality and alienated from his family due to his parent s marital troubles, James reaches out in desperation to his teacher for support and guidance.
Nine short films including Pascal Alex Vincent’s FAR WEST and CANDY BOY, where a farmyard and an orphanage get a gay makeover. GO GO REJECT sees Flashdance obsessive Daniel aims for the stars, as SWEAT has Holby City’s David Paisley infiltrating a bath house with unexpected results. Meanwhile, love proves to be timeless when LAST CALL unites past and present, but TWO YOUNG MEN, UT hints at an uncertain future.
Short Film (14 mins) Starring Elliott Tittensor from SHAMELESS
Daz is looking for love. Saleem is looking for sex. Cruising at an underground archway, these two worlds collide. Back at Daz' bedsit, Saleem embarks on a dangerous, thrilling sexual adventure. Both characters disparate worlds overlap and collide to tell a tale of loneliness and longing in a city late at night.
Elliot Tittensor (SHAMELESS) stars as Daz in headlining film PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT.
Eight other films include MY NAME IS LOVE, Iris Prize winner STEAM and TREVOR, which won multiple prestigious awards from Sundance, Teddy Berlinale and even The Academy Awards (Oscar) for Best Short Film.
Nine up-and-coming and established female filmmakers bring you a refreshing variety of shorts that look at all aspects of lesbian life and love, from contemporary scenarios of mistaken identity and bedroom hang-ups to period pieces concerning secret rendezvous and forbidden relationships.
Portraying femininity from ancient mythology and popular cinematic culture, Fem subverts images of empowered women to experimental and lyrical effect, with a butch narration from Peggy Shaw of UK Lesbian Feminist Theatre Company "Split Britches".
Official Selection, Outfest, MixNYC, Copenhagen and Paris LGBT Festivals
A moving, often graphic docu-drama, Greek Pete draws on the actual life experiences of its cast; men who work within and around the world of London-based gay escorts, or "rentboys". A focal point emerges in charismatic Pete, an ambitious young man who wants to be known as the best in his chosen field - to the point of seeking a nomination in the 'World Escort Awards' in Los Angeles.
It is said that if one succeeds in catching a falling leaf in mid-flight, then a wish will be granted. Leung and Will, two teenagers, venture into the woods to catch themselves a wish but Leung longs for something that Will isn�t willing to give. A touching tale about the anxiety and excitement of a boy wanting to kiss his best friend.
Official selection: Berlinale, London L&GFF, Frameline, Outfest
Winner: Audience Award Turin, Best Short Ibiza L&GFF
The once handsome Rafi has a recently disfigured face that makes it difficult for him to meet other men. When a close friend introduces him to Joe, Rafi feels strangely drawn to the stranger. Yet he isn't sure why Joe doesn't seem to mind his scars and as Rafi knows only too well, appearances are deceiving...