2018 SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Thursday, June 28 |  5:45pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
Get Ready to Mark Your Ballot!

Join us for this popular closing night event where you vote to decide which of these mini-short films (less than 10 minutes each) will earn a $100 cash prize. 

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An intimate look into the relationship between two young women told through the lens of one of them. It explores the politics found in love, while also questioning the role of the self in relationships.

Directed by Nina Sielski Elizalde  |  7 minutes

DISCREET

Two young men who live in the same neighborhood run into each other. Their random discussion about what they did last night will take a very unexpected turn.

Directed by David Chausse, Simon Frenay  |  6 minutes

EXPIRATION DATE

A poetic story about searching for an unexpired romance, a mélange of sexy fantasy and innocent love.

Directed by Shwenn Shunya Chang |  5 minutes

HOPELESSLY

Darren is determined to find a connection, no matter how many people he has to go through. Explore the day in the life of a queer, polyamorous relationship, in all it's awkward beauty.

Directed by Tony Clemente, Jr.  |  5 minutes

LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD

“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. More than 40 years later, Deb must consider the future of the collection

Directed by Megan Rossman  |  7 minutes

SPARK

A girl finds someone to spark her flame.

Directed by Aharonit Elior |  6 minutes

MICHAEL JOSEPH JASON JOHN

A short romantic thriller that explores the emotional aftermath of a one-night stand (and the inherent risks of hook-up culture) as a lonely man imagines what life might be like with a mysterious stranger he picks up on the New York City subway.

Directed by Scott T. Hinson |  10 minutes

THE WORLD CAN WAIT

Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the Executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she finds herself having to fight for her survival.

Directed by Deborah Espect  |  8 minutes

THIRST

A gay man leaves another disappointing hook up and wonders why he feels so alone. Maybe its everyone else. Maybe its him.

Directed by Eoin Maher |  9 minutes

TODAY

Here is the simple story and reality of two lovers, living in a world that forbids their love

Directed by Florent Sabtier  |  3 minutes

WELCOME TO THE WORLD

A daring film about a troubled man who records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person, confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous 7-minute take, the journey of one man's awakening from isolation back to humanity.

Directed by Albert M. Chan  |  7 minutes

OUT HERE NOW: The Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

is produced in coordination with Unity Temple on the Plaza
and Open Circle Media & Marketing 

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4330 Holly St

Kansas City, M0 64111

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