Presentation of short films in collaboration with Image+Nation
August 17, 2017
30 YEARS OF [ R ] EVOLUTIONARY STORYTELLING
Hitting our three-decade milestone this year, image+nation, Montréal’s LGBTQueer Film Festival is the oldest festival of its kind in Canada.
Our mission: the presentation, promotion and production of local, national and international LGBTQ cinema through our annual festival and year-round online projects and special presentations; to create opportunities for queer stories to be told and importantly, to be heard. We believe in democratizing LGBTQ voices and lives for all to witness and share.
Sharing our 30th birthday with Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th, there is much to celebrate!! Straight from the image+nation vault, this programme of award-winning short films highlights the bold, bright and beautiful local, national and international queer cinema voices that help shape our LGBTQ world.
The Festival takes place from November 23 to December 3, 2017.
In collaboration with image+nation, the LGBT Montréal Film Festival, Montréal Pride presents…
Ferran Navarro-Beltrán, Spain, 2016. 3 min., spanish o.v., eng. subs
Sometimes the biggest conversations happen over voicemail. A surprising father-son tale played across an answering machine.
POR UN BESO
David Valduque, Spain, 2016. 6 min., spanish o.v., eng. subs
Their eyes meeting over a crosswalk, Tomás and Andrea smile at one another, not knowing that this fleeting encounter will mark their destiny.
Marvin Bryan Bryan Lemus, U.S.A, 2013. 14 min., o.v. eng.
Vámonos is a funny, touching, personal story about Hope, a Latina mourning the death of her butch girlfriend, Mac. When Hope learns that Mac’s mother plans on burying her in a dress, Hope and her friends realize they must take matters into their own hands.
Will Kuether, Australia, 2012. 6 min., without dialogue
Two women meet up at various stages of their lives, but don’t connect until old age.
Kai Stänicke, Germany, 2015. 3 min., without dialogue
Festival favourite, Kai Stänicke returns with a quick-hitting tale of feeling different but discovering your place as part of a shimmering community.
THE BLUE DRESS
Lewis-Martin Soucy, Spain, 2013. 10 min., without dialogue
When a morose supermarket cashier is inspired to go on a quest for a blue dress, we soon realize that more than the wardrobe doesn’t fit in this touching comedy starring one of Almodovar’s leading ladies, Loles Leon.
Conor Whelan, Ireland, 2016. 5 min., o.v. eng
A story of fleeting love, mixed emotions and the social interactions of an anxious young man who has a moving experience at a friend’s house party.
Aaron Kantor, U.S.A, 2016. 6 min., o.v. eng
Taking equal inspiration from the 1970s gay leather and S&M world and the universe of choreographer Bob Fosse, this short follows a leather daddy into a dungeon, where he whips the patrons into a kinky, sexually charged dance frenzy.
Renée Crea, Australia, 2016. 7 min., o.v. eng
Cara has something important to tell her grandfather, and she’s worried he might find it a bit shocking. But ol’ Gramps has some surprises for Cara, too.
MORE THAN GOD
Kev Cahill, Ireland, 2016. 9 min., o.v. eng – winner of the I+N Jury prize 2016
More than God is a screwball comedy that deals with family, obligation and the rigidity of religion.
Trevor Anderson, Canada, 2009. 5 min., o.v. eng
With the help of a bit of animation, the filmmaker considers a piece of fan mail he receives.
ENTENDRE (THE HEARING)
Russell Ratt-Brasoupe, Canada, 2013. 5 min., o.v. eng,eng. subs
Russell lost his hearing at the age of 13. He lives well with his disability, but there is a phrase he would like to hear above all…
Best of Montréal
MINUTE DE PATRIMOINE (HERITAGE MINUTE)
Dominic Poliquin, Canada, 2013., 1 min., french o.v., eng. subs
A Canadian tradition gets the queer treatment.
Patrick Aubert, Canada, 2014. 7 min., french o.v., eng. subs
The painful awakening of a couple after an evening of fantasy…
Jules De Niverville, Canada, 2015. 5 min., without dialogue – winner of the I+N Jury prize 2015
An experimental performance video that combines contemporary dance, contortion and acrobatics, Twitch is an ode to overcoming dark energies that lie within; confronting fear and the journey to self-acceptance.
GOLDEN TUNA – THE MONTREAL SESSIONS
Jenny Cartright, Canada, 2016. 10 min., french and english o.v., eng. subs
After leaving Berlin, French multidisciplinary artist Golden Tuna surfs Montreal’s cold and dark wave to find inspiration.
CRY OF THE LOUP-GAROU
Glenn Gear, Canada, 2014. 4 min., without dialogue
Created in a striking silhouette animation style, Cry of the Loup-garou is a modern-day gothic romance between a remorseful werewolf and an enchanted gargoyle. Agitated emotion and bestial desire emerge from the backlit city gloom.
TOTAL: 106 MIN