Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters

Whether it's a one-time fling or the start of something more, a mysterious evening with a magical or malevolent stranger, or simply one of those contained periods of romantic or amorous fulfillment in your life that you'll never forget, these films capture that temporal moment when everything changes after another person unexpectedly enters the picture. Where time stretches and bends around desire or intellectual stimulation, and nothing was ever the same again. Will it continue when the sun rises, or was the moment enough to last a lifetime?

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Brief Encounters
  • God's Own Country

    Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

  • According to Mateo

    Mateo and his boyfriend, Marc, arrive home after a night out with Luke, a guy they've just met. After an argument, Mateo leaves the flat and bumps into Jon, a drug dealer they called. Mateo convinces Jon to take him to his house where he discovers he can't feel anything if it's not through pain.

  • Blooming Night

    Mesmerized by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows its owner into a forbidden club. There, he discovers something that challenges and awakens his mind.

  • The Ducks' Migration

    Two close family friends, Jeremy and Alphonse, spend a few weeks together in Jeremy’s house in Brooklyn. Jeremy is confused about his understanding of the friendship, while obsessed with the ducks in the Prospect Park’s lake and finishing a school paper about their migration.

  • Encuentro

    A night out drinking with friends turns into an eye-opening evening when young Claudia encounters the captivating foreigner Isabel.

  • The Forest

    When a young backpacker encounters a sexy stranger deep in the woods, nothing is at all what it seems.

  • I Say Dust

    Two Arab-American women in New York City fall in love, engage in a chess battle, and express themselves through the power of the spoken word.

  • Inner Jellyfishes

    A young man meets another in a bar and their relationship winds up in a one-night stand. But under the sheets, it may be when skins touch that loneliness is the deepest.

  • Kiss of the Rabbit God

    A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self discovery.

  • Line 9

    In a city with constant movement, like a subway ride, Andrés and Miguel's paths are crossing. It seems like the beginning of a new romance, but Andrés doesn't know which direction to take.

  • More of Last Night

    Three best friends go on a farewell camping trip while on the brink of major life changes, but one night threatens their friendships and their plans.

  • Photo Op

    A lonely Brooklyn photographer (Randy Harrison, "Queer as Folk”) gets the courage to come out from behind his camera to capture his crush, but it turns out there is more to the picture than meets the eye.

  • Please Hold

    Fearing he may have HIV after the condom breaks during sex with a stranger, a young gay Asian American unexpectedly befriends the condom company's customer service rep over the phone as he waits for his HIV test results.

  • Something New

    After a rough break up, Jonah finds himself struggling to open up to a new relationship, which in turn creates some awkward, hilarious and disastrous results.

  • To Be With You

    Alex is in LA for 24 hours to reclaim their father’s ashes but, along the way, they find an old love, a beauty in the city, and a final connection to the past.

  • Zolushka

    A queer rendering of the classic folktale, in which Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) is a lonely janitor at a gay bar and Prince Charming (adult superstar, Colby Keller) is a Tom of Finland fantasy come to life. Gender-bending burlesque superstar, Waxie Moon co-stars as the Fairy Godmother. Pa...