A Latina couple is forced to protect their budding family from those closest to them.
Content Warning: Racial violence, grief, verbal altercation, loud noises, disturbing images
Bio: Charlene A. Carruthers is a Black feminist writer, filmmaker, and Black Studies PhD student.
Dreams of the sea pluck a woman from the asphalt jungle, transporting her to rest at a lonely shore.
Bio: Alexis McCrimmon is a filmmaker based in the Midwest. Her films explore the linkages between material culture and ritual practice.
A South Asian woman wavers between a lavender marriage to appease her family and a flourishing true love.
Content Warning: Homophobia
Bio: Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim is a lesbian, and less importantly, an award-winning Korean and Jewish writer, director, and editor. She was told not to mention She-Ra in her bio unless it related to her own creative practice but, to paraphrase She-Ra, has never listened to anyone in her life, and will not be starting now. Jordana’s greatest hope in life is to make art even gayer than She-Ra, ideally in the form of an anti-capitalist musical featuring her favorite ABBA songs.
A young Latina blooms after being outed by her queer cousin in this coming of age story.
Content Warning: Homophobia, emotional pain
Bio: Alma is an editor and filmmaker raised in the San Francisco Mission District who documents the rituals created at the intersections of grief and joy.
A Mexican woman turns to VR to reproduce nostalgic memories after an environmental incident.
Content Warning: Grief, emotional pain, death
Bio: Karen Johana is a queer Mexican artist with a passion for film and sci-fi worlds.
A transmasculine sex worker bonds with supernatural help to transform a problem client.
Content Warning: Mention of stalking and harassment
Bio: Sathya Baskaran is an artist passionate about the pursuit of truth and healing. They love gross things and working with unconventional tools.
A queer Black woman disperses spores of revenge in the most unlikely way.
Content Warning: Flashing images, implied poisoning
Bio: Tierra Frost is a Black queer female Writer/Director originating from the rainy city of Seattle, Washington. Her first short film, Conversations with Atlas debuted in the 16th annual Queer Woman of Color Film Festival. Since then Tierra has worked in various roles from PA to Director on numerous Short Films, Feature films (They Cloned Tyrone, Netflix), Music Videos and Theatrical performances.
Amid the COVID-19 state of emergency in Japan, this human drama traces the lives of four university students, both Deaf and hearing. Their joys and sorrows intersect in a complex four-way relationship.
Content Warning: Emotional Pain
Bio: Mika Imai is a Deaf and Non-binary filmmaker from Gunma, Japan. Imai has been filmmaking since the sixth grade and by sophomore year in high school was recognized with a best film award at the Yokohama Deaf Art Festival. In 2014 Imai received a best film award at the 2nd annual Irish Deaf Film Festival for the short film Sign Name Game. Imai’s earliest work relies upon visual action and Japanese Sign Language (JSL) as the vessels for expression. Imai’s first film to incorporate a soundtrack, Until Rainbow Dawn, debuted in 2019 at the 27th Rainbow Reel Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and featured at the 29th Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Imai’s latest feature Ginger and Honey Milk premiered to a sold out audience at the 3rd Tokyo Deaf International Film Festival in 2021.
Dormant habits resurface for an overwhelmed Indigenous Chicana.
Content Warning: Emotional pain, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia
Bio: Luna Bautista is a Mexican American filmmaker born in northern California. They are passionate about stories centered on queer female protagonists and relationships with an emphasis on drama and horror-thriller elements.
The global pandemic uproots the dreams, love, and health of a queer Black couple.
Content Warning: Grief, emotional pain, COVID pandemic, mentions of anti-Black violence
Bio: Ashlei Shyne, is an LA-based comedy writer, actress, filmmaker and activist hailing from Dayton, Ohio. Go Buckeyes! This actress turned filmmaker is best-known playing Josephine Baker in the sketch comedy TV series “The Book of Queer". As a writer, she is passionate about writing character-driven comedies centered around love, Black women and the LGBTQ+ community.
For a closeted Filipina, a difficult conversation with a familiar face sprouts into self-acceptance
Content Warning: Homophobia, Emotional Pain, Flashing images
Bio: Nathalie Pajarillo is a queer filmmaker dedicated to creating new kick-ass narratives for today's generation.