Posted 3 April 2012
Fierce Festival Hub: In Love With Film, LGBT shorts exploring love, desire and sex, Wed 4 April, 8pm
Join us for a fantastic selection of shorts selected by local outfit Kino 10.
DIK (DIR. CHRISTOPHER STOLLERY), AUSTRALIA, 2010 – 10MIN
Inspired, in part, from real-life, Dik tells the story of a couple whose young son becomes the protagonist for the unravelling of their relationship following a late night argument.
THE COLLECTOR (DIR. RYAN KIPP), USA, 2009 – 4MIN
Meet Beauregard Houston Montgomery, an aging Warhol-era bohemian, world-class authority on everything dollhouses, and overall New York City phenomenon.
TEAT BEAT OF SEX – EPISODE 1: KIRBY (DIR. SIGNE BAUMANE), LATVIA/USA, 2007 – 2MIN
The first of three short episodes in which Latvian animator Signe Baumane explores sensitive and taboo sexual topics. This episode asks quite candidly, ‘does size really matter?’
I AM A GIRL (DIR. SUSAN KOENEN), NETHERLANDS, 2010 – 15MIN
Susan Koenen is intrigued by people who are role-models for others, her aim is to inspire people and broaden their views through documentary filmmaking. In this, her latest film, Koenen’s inspiring subject is Joppe, a 13-year old who was born a boy but knows for sure that she should have been a girl.
NIAGARA (DIR. LEOPOLD DEWOLF), UK, 2011 – 4MIN
Two guys in a car and one million dollars in a bag. One of them wonders how he’s going to steal it all from his lover. A road trip starts…
TEAT BEAT OF SEX – EPISODE 2: JUICE (DIR. SIGNE BAUMANE), LATVIA/USA, 2007 – 2MIN
The second episode. Perhaps the rudest of the three.
CELEBRATION (DIR. DANIEL STEDMAN), USA, 2002 – 4MIN
Ten years ago, Daniel Stedman was the youngest filmmaker invited to the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival with his short film, Celebration. While there, he won the Teddy award, the prestigious festival’s award for gay and lesbian themed films. The film went on to screen at Cannes and over 100 festivals worldwide.
BOBBY VISITS THE LIBRARY (DIR. ERIC KRASNER), USA, 2011 – 3MIN
You’ll be just as surprised as Bobby when you find out what kind of books they really keep in the local
TEAT BEAT OF SEX – EPISODE 3: TROUBLE (DIR. SIGNE BAUMANE), LATVIA/USA, 2007 – 1MIN
The final episode sees Cynthia explain whether masturbation is bad for you or not.
TWIN FLAMES – KLAXONS (DIR. SAAM FARAHMAND), UK, 2010 – 3MIN
This is Creative Review’s description of this music video: “Saam Farahmand’s new video for The Klaxons’ track Twin Flames reminds us of last year’s horror The Human Centipede. Warning: clip contains nudity, exchanges of bodily fluids and, erm, might make
you feel a bit sick.”
LITTLE DEATHS (DIR. RUTH LINGFORD), UK, 2010 – 11MIN
Named the Best Experimental/Abstract Animation at the 2010 Ottawa Film Festival, Little Deaths is an animated exploration of the experience of orgasm.
ELEKTROTECHNIQUE – DE JEUGD VAN TEGENWOORDIG
(DIR. LERNERT & SANDER), NETHERLANDS, 2010 – 3MIN
Artists, Lernert & Sander said of this film… “Dutch band De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig asked us to create a music video for their song Elektrotechnique. So we made a series of domestic sex machines.” Fair enough.
BALDGUY (DIR. MARIA BLOCK), NORWAY, 2011 – 12MIN
Topsy-turvy musical BaldGuy takes place on the streets of a Norwegian town when a son comes home to tell his parents about the guy he’s just snogged.
LET’S MAKE OUT (DIR. STEPHEN NEARY), USA, 2009 – 2MIN
A sweet little animation to finish off with.
Entry only £3!