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HOLD ON : a stark choice between Faith and Sexuality

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Queerguru talks with young American/Chinese queer filmmaker Haiyang Yu about his new short film HOLD ON which had us in tears.

It is the story of a devout Catholic mother who is the caregiver for her disabled gay son and has to choose between her faith and her son’s happiness

To find out where the film is screening next check out  https://yuhaiyangfilm.wixsite.com/film



Phillip Guttmann : when a Black Hat is a symbol of repression

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Queerguru talks with Phillip Guttmann the writer and co-producer of BlackHat a short powerful queer film that just won the £30K prestigious Iris Prize Festival : the story is of an Hasidic man living a secret double life misplaces his black hat one night which will cause his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined.

For details of future screenings https://www.blackhatmovie.net/

 



Becoming Cherrie : a journey so worth taking

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  The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival based in Cardiff, Wales awards the largest short film prize in the world – the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize.  It’s enough money for filmmakers to convert their shorts into full-length features like past winners like Daniel Ribeiro ‘The Way He Looks’ and Dee Rees ‘ Pariah’. This last … Continue reading



Listen : the first breakup always seems like the end of the world

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  Struggling with the breakup of a relationship is tough at any age, but it seems like the end of the world  when it’s your first love. This touching short film from writer/director Stewart Hannah is the story of Tom and Adam who cannot move on two months after they decided to part ways after … Continue reading



Queerguru checks out HOT LEGS a provocative naked psychological thriller

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  From a very conservative South Africa comes this very provocative full-frontal queer short film written and directed by Luiz DeBarros back in 1995  It’s a psychological thriller that explores a tense abusive relationship  between a gay man and his childhood bully.  From the opening scene when the naked bully is  tied to a chair, … Continue reading



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