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Rainbow Shorts – 2021

Flickerfest is celebrating LGBTQI+ stories from around the world in our third 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.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 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.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • 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.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 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.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 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.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 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.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • It’ll Be Over Soon

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

  • 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…
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 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.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE