CHANCE ENCOUNTERS: SHORTS
A one-night stand, love (and lust) at first sight, and that moment when you realize you’ve finally met “the one” are just some of the things that could happen when you have a chance encounter. Guests in Attendance.
Curated by Topher Shields
SET ME AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART
Omer Tobi; 2017; Israel; 13 min.; in Hebrew with English subtitles
A chance encounter at the bathhouse turns into a lesson in love.
Marc-Antoine Lemire; 2017; Canada; 23 min.; in French with English subtitles
Alexe, a trans woman, and Carl, a gay man, have been best friends forever. What happens to that friendship when they unexpectedly end up in bed together?
Kyle Reaume; 2018; Canada; 15 min.
New couple Dave and Andrew reach another level of closeness in their relationship when secrets are revealed.
BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS
Miguel Angel Caballero; 2018; USA; 14 min.
Sometimes love isn’t enough and some things are not meant to be.
Roberto Fiesco; 2018; Mexico; 6 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
On a cloudy day, two construction workers make a connection in a photo booth.
Manuel Kinzer & Jorge A. Trujillo Gil; 2018; Colombia; 15 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
17-year-old Darío just wants to dance in Carnaval, but his conservative mom won’t allow it.
Total running time: 86 min.
Content Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations, Discussion of Suicide, and Discussion of Self-Harm