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RIGHT BESIDE YOU : Wordless eloquence shines

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  With performances and direction like this you really can make shorts that say it all with few words. This anthology of the longing search for company radiates emotion from the skin of its performers and the luminous situations they find themselves in. Lov Novios de mi Madres (All My Mother’s Lovers) In Los Novios … Continue reading



Strikers & Defenders :Hits & misses that we loved & hated

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  After the second film in this series of shorts we were mentally trying out our most scathing adjectives. By holding on til the end we’d had a reminder of how the highs and lows of cinema can sit right next to each other. Cosmetically the title Strikers & Defenders is a play on the … Continue reading



Love and Distance : how queer filmmakers see the Covid 19 Lockdown

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  We take our hats off to DEKKOO the leading Queer Subscription Service for not only creating a Short Film Challenge but also being generous with donating $10,000 in Cash Prizes.  It not only eases some of the hardships caused by the pandemic, but it inspired such wonderful creativity with its Love and Distance competition. … Continue reading



New French Shorts 2020 : with flashes of honesty, humour and a little horniness

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                      A marvelously robust and compelling group of French shorts. They are all satisfyingly different filled with flashes of honesty, humour and a little horniness   AHMED’S SONG (Le chant d’Ahmed) Director: Foued Mansour The low key charm is real as young Mike, a chancer … Continue reading



Boys on Film 20: Heaven Can Wait : Heavy going on the way to Heaven

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  Hidden in this collection of shorts are two or three better, more focused films. It is too long to bare all the weight of its sombre content in one sitting. Anyone trying to bake their way out of their coronavirus confinement will be familiar with the problem that a good ingredient, eaten too often, … Continue reading



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