Whether alone or as part of a community, the people in these films live their lives on the edge, not quite fitting in. Each part of this short film programme focuses on these individuals and events in their lives, exploring intimacy, identity and gender expression. These explorations are seen from the outside and the inside, letting us into their deepest thoughts and feelings.

A teenage girl unexpectedly spends
an evening with her father’s hired escort. Despite an initial prejudice a bond develops between them as the escort recognises the girl’s feelings towards a delivery girl and offers to help.

16 mins
UK 2017
D: Ellie Rogers

From the jungle the drums were heard, and Arthur knew it was time to leave

16 mins
Brazil, 2016

D: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon

Eileen and I’ examines the life of a 32-year-old girl as she takes on a drag
queen alter-ego in order to help her with her life long struggle against anxiety.

12 mins
UK 2017
D: Sam Pearson

Tom meets Simon, a Cameroon refugee
on a dating app. They have a short, but passionate relationship and both
hope to find a better life, happiness and love. However, Tom realizes that this relationship has a huge impact on his own
life and is forced to make a difficult choice.

17 mins
UK 2017
D: Guido Verelst

A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to
be interrupted by an uninvited guest.

9 mins
USA 2015
D: Michael Paulucci

P: Cagney Gentry