Program 36: Safe Space
These LGBTQ youth stories prove that as much as we have gained so much ground as a community these past few years, there is still much to accomplish for equality. But we are counting our blessings.
WARNING: This program contains scenes of bullying and a suggestion of self-harm.
Our 2017 Shorts Programs are made possible through the generosity of longtime ImageOut supporters David D. Emert and Jon P. Templin.
In This Program
Julie Epp / Canada / 2017 / 4 minsA story about family secrets and the courage to be who we truly are.
Willem Timmers / Netherlands / 2016 / 6 minsThrough this semi-animated documentary, we enter Jordy’s fantasy world and embark on a quest to womanliness, in search of the possibilities and limitations of the malleability of the female body.
Elegance Bratton / USA / 2016 / 12 minsHassan Kendricks explores his trans identity in New York City’s underground ballroom scene.
Louise Marie Crooke / UK / 2016 / 8 minsA coming-of-age film, set in the early 90’s, about the changing friendship between 14-year-old Cara and her childhood best friend Lucy. Lucy suspects that Cara has feelings for girls rather than boys and she is determined to get the truth out of her. Even at the risk of damaging their friendship.
Tereza Pospíšilová / Czech Republic / 2016 / 30 minsFifteen-year-old Roma teenager Martin is running away from home, hoping to start a new life in Prague. He ends up sharing a train cabin with an old man, who quite possibly might be traveling back to Prague for one final time. It’s an extraordinary meeting of two lonely people showing that diversity is something that should enrich and not separate people.
Graham Cantwell / Ireland / 2016 / 22 minsLily and her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon, navigate the treacherous waters of high school. When revealing her secret leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.
Brandon Kelley / USA / 2017 / 8 minsA soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.