The Golden Pin is a 2009 short film directed by Cuong Ngo about a young Vietnamese-Canadian swimmer who struggles between the expectations of family and the demands of his heart.
Nico and Khalid are best friends, always have been. Khalid was born in Iran, a country where having feelings for another man can lead to the death penalty. Nico was born in Sweden, a country where it’s openly accepted for a man to have a boyfriend. And yet it’s Nico who keeps holding back when Khalid tries to take their relationship to another level.
Directed by Isabella Carbonell
“Le fil / The String” tells the story of Malik, a gay Franco-Tunisian man who returns to Tunisia and forms a connection with Bilal, a lower-class Arab. They navigate cultural barriers, societal pressures, and the complexities of their relationship while seeking love and acceptance.
Directed by Mehdi Ben Attia
Andrzej and Michal are two young teenagers who return every summer to the small tourist village of Siemiany in the Polish countryside. But Michal and Andrzej aren’t the only visitors and tensions come to a head.
Director: Philip James McGoldrick
Based on a true story from the life of its co-writer, Greg Logan, Franswa Sharl (an English corruption of Francois Charles) was directed by filmmaker Hannah Hilliard. In this gay short film, Greg is a teenage boy with a lively flamboyancy who is on holiday in Fiji with his and another family.
Director: Hannah Hilliard
A poetic exploration of sexual awakening, unexplored fantasy and death that ultimately tears three teenage friends apart. Inspired by the poem ‘After School, Street Football, Eighth Grade’ by Dennis Cooper.
Director: Mark Pariselli
Hunky Boyd (Dylan Vox, aka porn star Brad Benton) is a handsome but hapless young man who has just been abandoned by his lover.
Director: Paul Hart
As the small town of Axbridge prepares for its traditional annual carnival, there is one resident determined to challenge the status quo. Will the first gay male carnival queen win over his hostile neighbours?
Director: Moby Longonitto
A coach takes a special and somewhat controversial interest with one of his ballplayers, Neils.
Director: Lars Kristian Mikkelsen
A gay student who is “out” at college but not to his family receives an unexpected visit from his boyfriend while at home during the holidays.
Director: Rob Williams