Trans & Gender Diverse Shorts
God’s Daughter Dances
A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the mandatory Military Service Examination. She takes her steps there ready to fight… for her identity.
directed/written: Sungbin Byun, cast: Haejun Choi, Wookyum Kim, Hojun Lim, music: Case Peat, production: South Korea 2020, running time: 25 minutes, English/Polish subtitles
The Venture Out Project is a nonprofit organization that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors. In sharing stories of its founder and participants, we get a glimpse into the healing qualities of nature and community bonds.
directed/written: Jamie DiNicola, Palmer Morse, Matt Mikkelsen, music: Jake Hull, cinematography: Palmer Morse, Jamie DiNicola, Matt Mikkelsen, production: USA 2020, running time: 15 minutes, Polish subtitles
Since his father left for Nice, Daniel tries to manage Sole Mio Father & son, the family heating company. He is back in Lille for a night, as he is getting the final operation to definitely become a woman: Lisa.
directed: Maxime Roy, written: Maxime Roy, Gall Gaspard, cast: Gall Gaspard, Jackie Ewing, Marie Desgranges, music: Pierre Rousseau, cinematography: Balthazar Lab, production: France 2019, running time: 22 minutes, English/Polish subtitles
“Unicorn” is a funny and thought-provoking portrait of an iconic Polish Drag Queen. A story about a wonderful human who enthused others with his unique personality, charisma and witty sense of humor. The audience loved him, and for them, he wanted to be – as he stated himself – someone from another planet, a unicorn. The film is a laidback impression about him, a snippet of his life, finally – a tribute to Kim Lee. We see him in a dressing room where he shows us innumerable outfits, on a stage, during rehearsals, on the street. It is a unique occasion to see archival footage from his 18-year career and learn the transformative power of drag.
directed/written: Maya Teryaki, Marta Bogdańska, music: Avtomat, cinematography: Marta Bogdańska, Karolina Sobel, production: Poland 2021, running time: 14 minutes, English subtitles