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May 24, 2018 Comments (0) Views: 139 *Seattle Cinemaland, *SGS Recommends, Arts & Entertainment, Film, Film Festivals, Gay 101, Queer Film, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Lesbian Scene, Seattle Transgender Scene, Trans* Arts & Entertainment, Women's Arts

SIFF 2018 Spotlight: Shorts Weekend Kicks Off Thursday; LGBTQ Shorts On Sunday

The Seattle International Film Festival’s VERY popular Shorts Weekend kicks off Thursday, May 24th in its traditional Memorial Day Weekend spot and continues through Monday with the popular LGBTQ shorts package happening on Sunday, May 27th at the Uptown.

Check out ALL the programs for ShortsFest 2018 over HERE and here’s more specific skinny on the Opening Night line up and the Gay line up:

ShortsFest Opening Night 2018

It is our great pleasure to open our ShortsFest weekend with this collection of superb short films from around the world that exemplify the art of storytelling in all its variety. Comedy and drama, live action and animation-these films prove that short is truly sweet.

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018

  • Year:2018
  • Running Time:83 minutes
  • Has Subtitles:Yes
  • Format:DCP

PACKAGED FILMS

Emergency

USA | 2017 | 12 minutes | Carey WilliamsWhen an unconscious white woman is found in the house of minority friends, they carefully calculate their next move.

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Let Me Dance

France | 2017 | 17 minutes | Valérie LeroyAt a surprise party for transgender ferry boat cleaning attendant Mylène, she must investigate the intentions of her colleages.

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On Monday of Last Week

USA | 2018 | 14 minutes | Akosua Adoma OwusuThe nanny for an interracial couple becomes the muse for a isolated artist and mother.

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The Tesla World Light

Canada | 2017 | 8 minutes | Matthew RankinAn inventor explores his wild imagination while considering innovative new concepts.

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The Velvet Underground Played at My High School

USA | 2017 | 8 minutes | Robert Pietri, Tony JannelliThis animated short tells the story of the Velvet Underground’s first show in a comlpetely unpredictable setting.

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Wave

Ireland | 2017 | 14 minutes | Benjamin Cleary, TJ O’Grady PeytonWhen a man wakes from a coma speaking an undectable new language, he faces harsh scrutinization.

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Zion

USA | 2017 | 10 minutes | Floyd RussThis inspirational documentary captures the life of a teenage wrestler with no legs and a challenging upbringing.

 

Post-Gay Everyday

Post-Gay Everyday features five snapshots centered around the lives, love, sex, and struggles of modern-day LGBTQ couples.

SHOWTIMES

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown 

6:00 PM Director Pablo Gomez Castro and Producer Julia Fontana (The Contract) scheduled to attend
  • Year:2018
  • Running Time:78 minutes
  • Has Subtitles:Yes
  • Format:DCP

PACKAGED FILMS

The Contract

USA | 2017 | 16 minutes | Pablo Gómez CastroA desperate search for a surrogate mother reveals cracks in the relationship of a Spanish gay couple.

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Manivald

Canada | 2017 | 13 minutes | Chintis LungrenA love triangle is formed when a wolf arrives for repairs at the home of Manivald the fox and his mother.

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Pre-Drink

Canada (Québec) | 2017 | 23 minutes | Marc-Antoine LemireA sexual relationship forms between a transgender woman and gay man who have formerly been best friends.

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Set Me As a Seal Upon Thine Heart

Israel | 2017 | 13 minutes | Omer TobiAfter two gay men meet in the sauna, they both unexpectantly explore their feelings.

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Avec Thelma

Belgium | 2017 | 13 minutes | Ann Sirot, Raphael BalboniA gay couple must care for their young neice after a volcano prevents her parents from returning from overseas.

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