This program explores being queer and owning it. Queers are fighting harder than ever to be heard and to be seen.  Queer as Fuck presents an ecclectic selection of performative work by functionally diverse filmmakers. From intrinsically-rendered stories of forbidden love to the intersections of queerness, this collection of titillating, tender and subtle shorts represents an unashamed claim to beauty, desire, autonomy and, above all the love for oneself. We take a step back from the individual and explore the context in which the individual exists. We explore these stories through the eyes of a community, understanding where we come from, and looking at where we are going. This selection of films takes us into different worlds and experiences, from the personal assertion of existence to the defiant fights for our right to exist in the world.

Reign is a short film that showcases the fashion creations of designers Dru Acosta and Omar Cisneros (aka DeL'Hacienda). A piece that embodies sentiments of self-love, temptation, and sacrifice. Atmospheres of the deep forest combine with a theme of royalty as the subject's inner turmoil is exposed, yet their supreme beauty is pristine and unfaltering.

10 mins
USA 2017
D: Jeannette Deron

Newbie queer teen, Ben is faced with the realities of his recently discovered sexual/gender identity when he is caught up in a homophobic police drug-raid in a gay nightclub in 1994. Inspired by a true event.

15 mins

Australia 2016

D: Meagham palmer,

P: David Morris varun-swaminathan

France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. She loses control..

20 mins
Belgium 2017
D: Séverine De Streyker,

P: Maxime Feyersalain

Escaping into a videogame world for hours at a time can be great fun. But what do people take away from the experience when they go back to their everyday lives? In this film, two trans people talk about how they have actively used videogames as part of how they explore not just their gender, but their skills, self-confidence, and self-expression.

7 mins
UK 2016
D: Mabz Beet,

P: Brett Chapman

A butch lesbian tells the story of her queer body with the help of her mother and the Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui. 

4 mins

Canada 2016

D: Karleen Pendleton Jiménez

As summer draws to a close, a young trans girl finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.

11 mins

USA 2017

D: Mari Walker

P: Katharine Lee Mcewan

Azara Meghie explores and negotiates queer politics through dance and spoken word.

4 mins

UK 2017

D: Kai Fiáin

P: Azara Meghie

‘Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke’ work explores potentialities of queer utopias, while examining the relationship between history, “national values” and power structures. I revisited Eastern European folk traditions and whilst employing a contemporary reading I questioned why queer love has never been preserved and celebrated in the folk history.

10 mins

Poland, 2016

D: Katarzyna Perlak

TAILOR is a transgender cartoonist that shares in his web page other trans people's experiences and their challenges in society. Tailor is a transgender cartoonist that shares in his web page other trans people's experiences and their challenges in society. Film about transgender, made by transgender cre

10 mins
Brazil 2017
D: Cali Dos Anjos,

P: Bia Medeiros