Queer & Trans Shorts

Program Runtime: 82 minutes

The Queer & Trans Shorts program showcases narratives within the LGBTQ community often underrepresented within the mainstream. With a wide variety of comedy, drama, and documentary shorts, the series is sure to contain something for everyone.

Film Shorts

Get the Life
2016 | 12 minutes
Directed by: Ozzy Villazon
Written by: Adelina Anthony
Alex, a transgender youth, has been struggling with a secret pregnancy. However, time is has run out for him and he must confess his condition to Jesse, his live-in boyfriend. Although they struggle in poverty, through their love and passion for one another, it's clear they have forged a home together. To Alex's surprise, Jesse offers a strikingly opposing view on how to deal with the pregnancy. Alex considers what he is willing to lose in order to live honestly and courageously.

Walk for Me
2016 | USA | 12 minutes
Written & Directed by: Elegance Bratton
Set to make her Femme Queen debut as Hannah, a young woman’s two worlds collide when her mom shows up and discovers her daughter's secret life.

Private Dick: Buying Dick
2016 | USA | 7 minutes
Written by: D'Lo
Private Dick is a comedic series about the life of a trans masculine private investigator and how he navigates his relationships with this partner in crime, partner in life and his mother.

2017 | USA | 16 minutes
Directed by: Rhys Ernst
Umbrella tells the story of four transgender individuals across America who are fighting for rights and representation in a challenging and changing world. Through the interwoven stories of a leader in trans rights in Washington DC, the owner of a Philadelphia tattoo shop, an Army dad in rural Arkansas, and the creator of the transgender flag, Umbrella explores the lives of four transgender trailblazers bound by their passion to create change.

Becoming Johanna
2016 | USA | 27  minutes
Directed by: Jonathan Skurnik
When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive.

2017 | USA | 11 minutes
Written & Directed by: Mari Walker
As summer draws to a close, a young trans girl finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.

Community Partners

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Viet Rainbow of Orange County

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