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Rainbow Shorts – 2021

Flickerfest is celebrating LGBTQI+ stories from around the world in our 4th year of Rainbow Shorts, curated by award winning queer filmmaker Craig Boreham.

Screening: Sat 30 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtinme: 111 mins | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Cwch Deilen

    A Welsh animated short about queer love, fear, and a boat made of leaves.

  • Hook Up

    Shy Lucy is keen to please her enigmatic best-friend Alice, but when a double Tinder date with two older men turns ugly, she must fight to protect Alice and in the process recognises deeper feelings she has for her.

  • Boys

    17-year-old Nadav wants to serve in a combat unit, even though his mother does not approve. A surprising encounter with his coach changes his perspective.

  • Dustin

    In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

  • The Sacrifice

    Shot in one single take, the film follows a 13-year-old Bangla girl from East London escaping a forced marriage with the help of her girlfriend.

  • Pompeii

    Tam gets on the first tube home alone. In just a crop-top and high-waisted jeans, he feels conspicuous. So he plugs in his earphones and begins reliving his Halloween night out via his phone.

  • It’ll Be Over Soon

    When the pandemic hits, two men are forced to evaluate their unexpected long distance relationship.

  • Beauty Boys

    In a small village, Leo, 17 years-old, has a strong taste for make-up. His big brother, Jules, who fears to be laughed at, stands against this passion. On the night of the open stage, Leo shows up in full drag…

  • The Night Train (Nattaget)

    Oskar is on the night train, heading home after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad. For the first time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does.