Family Matters

Family Matters

As members of the LGBTQIA+ community, we all share similarities and differences when it comes to how authenticity intersects with our family lives. Whether our identities are formed in likeness, or opposition, to our parents, children, partners, siblings, and everyone in between, these relationships shape us. In this collection of shorts around the theme of family, bear witness to stories of reconciliation, rebellion, and regeneration as you consider your own ties that bind.

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Family Matters
  • The Shabbos Goy

    God literally forbids she turn off a vibrator gone rogue, so an Orthodox Jew sets out on a quest to find someone who can.

  • Alone with People

    Growing up gay in the South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this hilarious and touching coming-of-gay story.

  • Brussels

    Gaspar is back in New York working for a couple of days, and he is supposed to have lunch with his father right before flying back to Brussels. They have not seen each other for a few years.

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel, a 32-year-old Spanish man lives in Germany with his boyfriend Lars, far away from his conservative family. Time and again, he remembers his childhood in daydreams.

  • Goddess (Devi)

    A young closeted lesbian risks both family and tradition, as she embraces her attraction for her childhood maid, Devi.

  • Hatch

    A newborn’s destiny hangs in the balance, as two parents come to terms with what they cannot have.

  • How I Got to the Moon by Subway

    Sol has just been diagnosed with ALS. Today, at the hospital with his partner, Sol will record his "voice bank" ⁠— a collection of phrases he'll be able to say in his own voice when his voice is gone. But Sol still has so much left to say.

  • KHOL (Open)

    When his father passes away, Vijay is forced to return home after a 10 year estrangement and open up to his mother about his sexuality.

  • Little Potato

    An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America. Winner of dozens of awards around the world including the Audience Award at Outfest Los Angeles '17 and Oscar-qualifying Jury Prize at SXSW.

  • Made of Sugar

    A nostalgic portrait of a Cuban-American family's evolving cultural heritage; this film was a finalist for the 2016 Student Academy Award.

  • My Gay Sister

    On a road trip to the Norwegian Fjords, 10 year-old Cleo is full of questions about her older sister’s lesbian relationship.

  • Night Four

    After four sleepless nights, newly adoptive parents & partners Lauren & Brooke lie awake, struggling with how to handle their crying infant daughter. As the “gloves come off,” they discover more about their relationship, ultimately experiencing the euphoria & exhaustion of new motherhood.

  • The Orchid

    Sometimes the biggest conversations are forced onto voicemail. A surprising father-son tale played across an answering machine.

  • Pool (Piscina)

    On a quest to understand her grandmother's past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who's created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool.

  • The Real Thing

    A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.

  • Through the Window (מעבר לחלון)

    Yoni and Shira are seen kissing through the window of the family home by Yoni's mother and suddenly find themselves the object of her attention. Yoni, who is deep in the closet, is torn between her great love and her family, when only a window separates the two.

  • Uninvited

    When Jungho’s mom shows up suddenly at the Seoul apartment he shares with his boyfriend, he must hide all evidence of his homosexuality – but she’s far more perceptive than he could have prevented.