QUEER ANIMATED SHORTS
From Cardiff Animation Festival's queer programmers comes a brand new selection of animated short films from around the world.
These shorts celebrate queer characters and stories, and the work of LGBT+ filmmakers.
Screening in-person on the big screen at Chapter Arts Centre and online, to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.
Dir. Tzor Edery, Tom Prezman | Israel | 10mins
Surrounded by the prying eyes of a patriarchal society, a lonely housewife plunges into an internal exploration of gender and sexuality in 20th century Morocco. Tamou’s true identity as a trans man begins to unfold.
Dir. Jon Frickey | Hamburg | 11 mins
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the core of the boy's identity.
Dir. Gabriella Lichtneker | Netherlands | 3 mins
'Sincerely' is a lighthearted LGBTQA short, that draws inspiration from platformer video games to create the world Prom travels through.
Dir. Soham Chakraborty, Hanxu Chen, Meton Joffily, Justin Polley, Julia Trouve | France | 5 mins
In a far future, Sonia is about to be transferred from her space station to a newer one. While everything appears to be going well for her, her mind is elsewhere, disturbed by a past not far behind.
Dir. Jonatan Schwenk | Netherlands | 3 mins
Small shimmering animals are in heat. A two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group. He and his companions snack on the little creatures and soon a feast begins.
Dir. Efa Blosse Mason, Sophie Marsh | UK | 1 mins
Dir. Marcel Barelli | Switzerland | 5mins
In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn't just a human story.
Dir. Joe Wilson, Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu | USA | 9 mins
Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit, led by Kapaemahu, brought certain healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and were loved by the people for their gentle ways and the miraculous cures they performed.
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Dir. Géraldine Charpentier-Basille | Belgium | 5 mins
While non-binary representations are rare, Lou talks about their relationship to gender, clothes, and other markers.
Dir. Chintis Lundgren | Croatia, Estonia, Canada | 13 mins
Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother. It is an easy life, but not a good one. This unhealthy co-dependence changes when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.