QUEER YOUTH RISING
Saturday, June 22 | 11:00am
Unity Temple on the Plaza
This showcase of unique diverse films by, for and about queer youth begins our 2019 Storytellers Saturday screenings. Your votes will determine the winner of this year's Best Youth Focused Short Film.
After a pivotal romantic encounter at the end of their senior year, two childhood best friends--Maggie and Elena--reflect on the history of their relationship and the impending future of it that hangs in the balance. (Preview)
Directed by Mackenzie Patrick Flynn | 5 minutes | USA
A multi-talented transgender student navigates life at the historically Catholic and conservative University of Notre Dame.
Directed by Saskia Hennecke & Grace Tourville | 12 minutes | USA
Solomon reads aloud a poem with a beauty that surprises his classmates except one, Katie. The poem has a meaning and two secrets only they know about. (Preview)
Directed by Jess O'Brien | 6 minutes | USA
IN A MOMENT
Max isn't sure about his sexual orientation until he meets Leon at his new school. When Max is singing a song at a school concert something beautiful happens. (Preview)
Directed by Sharlin Lucia | 17 minutes | Germany
Damián suffers bullying from his classmates because of their suspicion about his sexual orientation.After suffering a new and more humiliating attack, Damián decides to face his fears and let his feelings flow.
Directed by Teresa Martino | 13 minutes | Argentina
MY GRANDSON, CHARLOTTE
Directed by Tyler Pierreson | 14 minutes | UK
WELCOME TO THE BALL
A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend.
Directed by Adam Vincent Wright | 5 minutes | USA