An arsonist lesbian, like all those who came before and all those who shall come after, relocates herself in the world after meeting a group of young lesbians in the city of Niterói.
Violet and Blue’s youth collide in an early morning toke that leads to the ocean, where a connection stirs. A tender, visually charged and uplifting Queer surf-romance about the nuances of gender and the refuge found in being truly seen.
Although Cleo is happy with her life, she constantly feels the need to improve herself. After Cleo’s girlfriend Anna introduces her to a new scientific method that would give them a child and complete their family.
A lyrical coming of age film which follows two schoolfriends from childhood to young adulthood, as their friendship matures into something more romantic.
Jack Roth (Cheyenne Jackson), once the hottest star of cable news, stumbles upon a “newsworthy sex scandal” and ends up facing off against all sides, including the corporation he works for. ‘Brutal’ is director Sam McConnell’s second film shortlisted for the Iris Prize, following ‘The Hunter’ (2020).
“CANS Can’t Stand” follows a group of Black trans women in New Orleans who are fighting to repeal Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law, which police and prosecutors have used to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians for 40 years.
An unnamed figure picks up a young man in his car. As they drive along deserted road, arriving at an austere rental house in the country, the details of their arrangement become horrifyingly clear. ‘Chaperone’ stars Zachary Quinto as the unnamed driver in this chilling and taut short film.
With a terminally ill father at home Zoe hangs out at the local travellers’ camp, where she meets France, a rebellious young gypsy who is tired of the patriarchal culture of her community.
Tomás, a gay teenager from a small beach town in Chile, experiences burgeoning first love through his pop-music-fuelled daydreams.
Tina, a recently widowed farmer, doesn’t want her daughter to move back to the city and leave her alone. When Seamus arrives on the farm talking about a date, she decides to intervene.
Forgiveness Day is a portrait of love and trauma, where two brothers find themselves navigating the space between trust, faith and healing. Queer filmmaker Derek Ho journeys back to Singapore in the hope of revealing to Jeremiah a secret that has been deeply buried for the last thirty years.
Henry lives alone on his farm growing rhubarb in a dark cellar when his friend Emmanuel arrives to collect the harvest. Together the two spend a few days tentatively exploring the boundaries of their relationship in this short film about loneliness and longing in the later years of life.
Under cover of darkness, two strangers bond over a shared secret. But how well do they really know each other?
How Not to Date While Trans is a break-the-fourth-wall, dark comedy that follows the dating life of a black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way. Andie searches for romance and self-love but ends with heartbreak.
This gorgeous animated short tells the story of the Kapaemahu , healing spirits from Hawaiian mythology who were both male and female in one, as memorialised in ancient stones that now stand on Waikiki beach.
In modern-day rural Ireland, David meditates on his own childhood the day before his son is born. He is so haunted by his father bullying him for being weak and effeminate on the family farm that he now doubts his own abilities as a father. When the baby is born with both male and female sex organs, David is unable to cope with the diagnosis.
In 2002, Lana Kaiser became well known in the first season of the German version of the Idol television franchise. She polarised the audience with her androgynous appearance. On 9 September 2018, Lana disappeared from a cruise ship on her way to North America.
Dorothy’s a film director and a bit of a loser. One night, after a few beers, she lets loose on her script when a call from her producer kills her buzz. “Enough with the Queer comedies, it’s time to start making mainstream films!” To avoid sinking to the deepest depths of despair, Dorothy seeks comfort in her favourite TV show, Romy the Vampire Slayer. ‘Les démons de Dorothy’ is the latest outrageous comedy from Alexis Langlois, the writer-director of ‘Terror, Sisters!’ (aka ‘De la terreur, mes soeurs!’), shortlisted for the Iris Prize in 2021.
During the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat, India, 30-year-old Hindu Samir, finds Rafiq, a twenty-something bearded Muslim boy, hiding in the bushes, having been chased by a Hindu mob. Rafiq follows Samir, who smuggles Rafiq into his workshop. As dawn approaches, Samir resolves to get Rafiq to safety.
A cold night in December. Ebba waits for the tram to go home after a party, but the ride takes an unexpected turn.
Nowhere is a personal view of gay men’s identity in the present time. It’s an essay film about its loneliness and its dreams, its places and its future, coming through some childhood memories, the tale of a doorless alley, and the colour blue.
A single mother longing for connection must choose between her autistic son and the girl next door.
Non-binary Japanese-Irish drag artist storms U.K.’s cabaret scene with a gender-diverse, Pan-Asian collective of bitten peaches, to dismantle racial stereotypes with love and glitter.
A schoolgirl experiencing her first period approaches her trans schoolteacher for advice. Social awkwardness soon gives way to the pair embarking on an exploration of what it means to be a woman.
Ripples is a peek into a sexual harassment story. How people respond to it, how it affects the lives of those around it and how it never starts or ends at a specific point in time but is a part of a larger story which ripples are felt for years.
Budi is an Indonesian, in-the-closet, prodigal son, living in the Netherlands, letting out his apartment on AirBnB, and he has 20 minutes to save the world. Hs apartment is a mess, his new guests will arrive in 20 minutes, his previous guest is still there and stoned, and then his brother calls from Indonesia.
In a desolate neighbourhood haunted by a mysterious presence, Elisabeth travels through the dark night of her memories to find Florence, the woman she loves who has disappeared. On the other end of a walkie-talkie, an unfamiliar voice drifts in that will accompany her in her search.
Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart.
Mr. Moro finds out that his ex-partner Adrian, who has been cryopreserved for the past 43 years, will be thawed and brought back to life. When the staff from Scandi Cryonics arrive to pick up the cryocontainer Milo realizes he might not be ready for Adrian to return.
The magical Tank Fairy delivers her gas tanks unlike any other – with sass, stilettos and a healthy helping of glitter. Her arrival upends the life of Jojo, a lonely ten-year-old who dreams of dancing and drag. Outcast by classmates and misunderstood by his stern, single mom, Jojo is inspired to live out loud by his fierce, propane-toting fairy godmother.
Tyrone lives with his mother and her boyfriend Pommy, a lowlife drug dealer who despises immigrants and homosexuals. Tyrone’s best
friend Clinton, a refugee, lives with his older brother Shaker, who also has similarly firm ideas about race and sex. Despite these obstacles, the boys share a bond, both deaf, both neglected by family, and each dreaming of escaping from the brutal violence that surrounds them.
At a young age, Katharine starts wondering if she might be gay. She turns to the female icons of film and TV, embarking on an imaginary journey to find her true self.
In Regency-era London five women waiting for a carriage descend into a frenzy of vicious gossip about a notorious scandal – with devastating results.
Why is it that one influencer is considered “effortless, sexy and inspiring” while his boyfriend, who presents a virtually identical feed, is perceived as “cringey”? ‘Thot or Not’ is a witty take on modern influencer culture and the latest animated micro-short film from illustrator Dylan Glynn.
In the claustrophobic confines of a women’s changing room one woman is upset to see a trans woman in the same space, and begins haranguing her and her friend, hoping the others will agree with her.
An aging gay man in mid-stage Azheimer’s struggles to hold onto his identity and onto the memory of his one true love.