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Rainbow Shorts – 2022

Flickerfest is celebrating LGBTQI+ stories from around the world in our 5th year of Rainbow Shorts, curated by award winning queer filmmaker Craig Boreham.

Screening: Fri 28 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtinme: 112 mins | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • The Station In-Between

    Two gay men set out on a train journey after losing a common friend to a homophobic attack when life slowly catches up with them.

  • Beautiful They

    Violet and Blue’s youth collide in an early morning toke that leads to the ocean, where connection stirs. A tender,uplifting queer surf-romance about the nuance of gender and the refuge found in being truly seen.

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  • Solitude

    Solitude tells a dream. Two souls meet, an anomalous place for a gaze-proposal. The intentions meet and from there, fluid like drops of bubble bath, an accomplice energy starts flowing between precious rooms. Dance is the expression of an ardent passion that precedes a carnal encounter. But we will never know if this will have a sequel. After an escape, loneliness.

  • Hakuumacaato

    Liban, an ex-Somali soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and now living in Melbourne, Australia is not only forced to accept a Western way of life, but his estranged son’s sexuality who has just moved in with him.

  • Little Sky

    Haunted by their childhood memories, Chinese American drag sensation, Sky returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father.

  • Are You Still Watching?

    Jamie is a 20 something year old non-binary person living in Melbourne. They’re whip-smart, creative and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema and pop culture. They’re also single, bored and perpetually horny.

  • Baba

    Rejected by his family for his queerness and oppressed by his country for the same, reckless Libyan teenager “Britannia” gets an interview at the British embassy, taking him one step closer to his childhood dream of stepping foot on Manchester’s Canal Street, the pulsing queer centre of the world. Being British and gay is everything he’s ever dreamed of.

  • A Summer Place

    Summer is a permanent state of mind in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus that has transformed into the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this city transformation as a food stylist, Tina is depressed. On the day of her birthday, she is ready to give up on everything, until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.

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