Shorts Programs

Shorts: Pulsate

A family affair.



Virtual



Program
Short Narrative

Selahy (My Weapon)

A young, deaf Arab girl, born in the ravages of a war zone, whose only weapons are her hearing aids and an old video camera.

  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Country: United States, Jordan
  • Director: Alaa Zabara
  • Premiere: East Coast

Short Narrative

The Spirit God Gave Us

“The Spirit God Gave Us” is a love story about the intersection of faith and queer love as we follow two young Black men who volunteer as ushers for their Baptist church and their journey towards love, connection and spirituality. This imaginative film proposes an alternative opportunity for Black

  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Michael Donte
  • Premiere: East Coast
Closed Captioning

Short Narrative

A Morsel of Love

An old man’s monotonous days are mostly spent on a house’s rooftop facing an old city. Until he hears a soft voice singing a folklore love song and curiously follows the sound.

  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: Iran
  • Director: Helia Behrooz, Sana Norouzbaki
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Short Narrative

The Syed Xmas Eve Game Night

All cards are on the table when a queer Pakistani Muslim woman brings her Puerto Rican partner home for the first time on the family's annual game night.

  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Fawzia Mirza
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
Closed Captioning

Suburban couple Calvin and Lisa document their experience of a trial cloning experiment in a mockumentary short film. The film starts off productively with three Calvin clones and three Lisa clones. Groceries are placed away, dinner is cooked, and the house is cleaned, however, they quickly realize

  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Letia Solomon
  • Premiere: World



Screening Partner

Outfest – The Spirit God Gave Us

Passes

All Access Pass

Access to all festival screenings, including in-person and online screenings. ($250)

Virtual Pass

Access to all online screenings. ($125)



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