Afternoon Delights Shorts
Sponsored by Straz Center
Susana Darwin, 2023, Florida, 10 min
Simone has run afoul of the FLAG Act, a new law which prohibits the flying of “provocative” flags. As a conflict escalates, she coolly defends her right to free speech, including the flying of a rainbow flag.
Andrew Keenan-Bolger, 2022, USA, 11 min
16-year-old Mikey Alvarez finds himself at a pivotal moment and unwittingly conjures courage from a trio of guides who appear in an explosion of glitter and glitz.
THE ART OF MAKING SIMPLE COMPLICATED
Karla Enriqueta Noriega & Maria Jose Noriega, 2023, Mexico, 15 min
Makos, a full grown adult, is visited by her mother from Mexico. She has to decide if it is time to come out of the closet, after almost 30 years in secrecy.
Jury Award for Best Short
Matt Campanella & Stephanie Hepner, 2022, USA, 5 min.
Ollie, a queer 21 year old multipotentialite, embraces his sexuality through BDSM. When encountered with an unexpected client, he‘s forced to confront emotional baggage and make an unimaginable decision to protect his job.
STILL THE ONE
Taisiya Zaretskaya, 2022, USA, 3 min.
Despite big challenges, the family in this animated tear-jerker stays together, proving that love conquers all.
GIRL ON GIRL
Laura Jayne Tunbridge, 2023, UK, 10 min.
On move-in day, a lesbian couple are forced to acknowledge that the problems between them extend beyond the bedroom.
Caleb Cook, 2022, Florida, 3 min.
Spencer, a concessions stand worker, decides to give his new and attractive coworker, Jack, an internet “Are You Gay?” quiz to determine his sexuality.
Sarah Forest, 2023, Florida, 14 min.
A video store clerk who lives at home with her religious zealot of a mother becomes obsessed with a VHS aerobics instructor.
F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K
Harris Doran, 2021, USA, 13 min.
An aspiring Baltimore rap queen must outwit his vengeful day-job boss in order to avoid getting fired after accidentally eating an edible.