Now Shorts

Now Shorts

Select short films from Outfest's United in Pride virtual festival during 2020 Pride Month and other fresh works from the Outfest fam.

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  • 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.

  • ¡Mais Duro!

    Set in late-90s Colombia, the curious and introverted Amalia unknowingly begins the universal experience toward self-awareness. Bored with her girlfriends and dying to know exactly what boys talk about, when girls aren’t around, she’s determined to have Carlos help her.

  • Bittersweet

    Jason, a shy teen, reluctantly writes a heartfelt candy gram message to his high school crush, Armando. Jason's anxieties get the best of him and he goes to throw the note away, only to have his confession accidentally sent directly to Armando. Jason must rush to retrieve his embarrassing message...

  • How to Make a Ghost

    How to Make a Ghost is an animated film about remembering the things that shape us, including painful memories we're told we should forget.

  • 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.

  • Fig Tree

    A woman confronted with the absence of her lover is haunted by memories of passion, tenderness, and pain that pierce the margins of her reality.

  • Dominant Species

    A queer sci-fi about 10 aliens in human host bodies learning how to be men.

  • Hello Goodbye

    Hello Goodbye is a meditation on the extremes of a young romance. The film places us on both sides, both chronological and personal, of a heartbreak, underscoring the brevity and magic of young love as it happens. The beginning is just the end.

  • 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.

  • A Rose (Una Rosa)

    This short adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, seeks to look at Shakespeare again by putting the construction of gender in tension. Mia questions "being a woman" as a category, while Petia simply wants to love Mia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • #GAYBOY2019

    Through poetry, this film offers competing narratives about the same young gay man: the one he was promised through the hetero-media against a shocking interaction of his on the app Grindr.

  • Pria

    In a time of great expectation and pressure stemming from the traditions of his upbringing, Aris-a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia-finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital preparations to a woman he harbors no romantic feelin...

  • Stranger Out of You

    After meeting his ideal man, obsession quickly morphs into possession in this psychosexual thriller that ventures beyond reality.