Trans Non-Binary World (Shorts)
Adam, Eve and the Forbidden Fruit (Adão, Eva e o Fruto Proibido)
After 15 years, a transgender woman finally has the opportunity to get closer to her son.
directed & written: R.B. Lima, cast: Danny Barbosa, Lay Gonçalves, Manoa Vitorino, Margarida Santos, production: Brazil 2021, running time: 20 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles
Transgender actor fells in love with his director. His desire is to undergo a surgery to become a girl, but his conservative father doesn’t approve it. The actor is trying to persuade his father and confess his love to the director…
directed & written: Morvarid Kashiyan, cast: Anahita Dorri, Saeed Eshtiaghi, Hamid Reza Mohammadi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, cinematography: Arash Seifi, production: Iran 2021, running time: 15 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles
CANS Can’t Stand
CANS Can’t Stand follows a group of Black trans women in New Orlean, who are fighting to repeal Louisiana 39s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law, which police and prosecutors have used to criminalize LGBTQ+ Louisianians for 40 years.
directed: Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka, cast: Wendi Cooper, Milan Nicole Sherry, music: Jenstar Hacker, cinematography: Nisa East, production: United States 2022, running time: 19 minutes, category: documentary, Polish subtitles
One trans woman’s experiences with men, family, and government in Iran, told on her way to a job interview in Teheran. It starts in metaphor, then shifts to some painful realities. The picture smartly balances a thriller’s tension and honest emotion in a concise runtime.
directed: Saman Haghighivand, written: Saman Haghighivand, Fatemeh Pourhashemi, cast: Kamyar Daryakenari, Hossein Amaraie, Siamak Adib, Soudeh Sadaie, music: Renan Zelada, cinematography: Alireza Barazandeh, production: Iran 2021, running time: 20 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles
The Comfort Zone
What would it take to break you out of your Comfort Zone?
Caleb is by all accounts a successful executive cisman. Despite exceeding his father’s expectations, Caleb is far from happy. That is, until Star, a vibrant and aspiring rockstar, comes crashing into his world and turns his comfortably numb existence upside down with a string of reckless misadventures and a new outlook on life.
directed & written: Ran Yatim, cast: Alex MacNicoll, Alexandra Grey, Luke Jones, Kevin Fry, Shane Almagor, music: Marcello De Francisci, cinematography: José Andrés, Solórzano Becerra, production: United States 2022, running time: 17 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles