Tuesday, February 4th 3:30pm HARS 844A Princess Street
FUSE YOUTH GROUP PRESENTS YOUTH FOR YOUTH SHORTS
This free presentation of youth shorts includes 6 new shorts made through the FairyTales Queer Film Festival’s Youth Queer Media Project in Calgary. From January to May 2013, the participants worked with mentor and Filmmaker Sandi Somers to explore the theme of “24 Hours in this Queer Life”. The films tackle issues from everyday life- queer identity in a contemporary world- facing challenges and overcoming obstacles. The programme also includes Brazilian short Popkamikaze and a visually stunning short called Whispers of Life by Florian Halbedl.
Puppet and Love D. Shelby Page. Canada. 2013. 12mins
Tina falls in love with Sheldon a man made from sponges and wood. She has a mad case of puppet love. But Sheldon’s sexual curiosity leads Tina into utter chaos when she finds out she can no longer please him like a real man can.
Shackle and Hide D. Markis Desjardins. Canada. 2013. 7mins
Everyone works for a living in one way or another. This is just a glimpse at what it feels like to get ready for the daily grind.
Out D.Jasper Bicknell. Canada. 2013. 3mins
This film depicts a girl going through the process of coming out prompted by a dream. She reaches out to the community and friends for answers.
No Art Here D.Quinn Maubach. Canada. 2013. 6mins
“Empty rooms, fluorescent lights, ghosts, obsessions. Incoherent fear, no sleep, too much caffeine and god knows what else. A queer teen loses their mind to terror and alienation.”
‘Festo Re: Sexuality D. Sasha K. Canada. 2013. 6mins
Find a way to clean the oil off your wings, and spread ‘em. Untangle the knotted up strings and let go of all the balloons, finally. Open your mouth and dare to listen. But will I ever dare to speak
Whispers of Life D. Florian Halbedl Canada. 2013. 11mins
When threatening bullies interrupt Tom’s after-school haven, a stranger actively uses Tom’s imagination to challenge the gay teen’s thoughts of suicide.
Popkamikaze D. Marcos Nauer Brazil 15:32 2013
Kami is an androgynous teenager persecuted and humiliated on the Internet. With a camera in hand he documents the odd day of his birthday. Inspired by true events the short film is a warning against the cruelty of homophobia.