1. Gentleman Spa
Director: Jhi-han Yu
Taiwan / 2019 / 18 mins / Drama
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Hao, a chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. For him, romantic relationships are an unreachable dream. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place, and Hao has the opportunity to massage him. As they talk and get to know each other, they bond. However, things do not go as smoothly as Hao expected.
Director: Aditya Ahmad
Indonesia / 2018 / 15 mins / Drama
In Indonesian, Makassarese with English subtitles
Isfi can wear her comfortable pants around her guy friends, but has to wear hijab to be accepted at Nita’s house. Two days before Nita’s birthday, all Isfi wants is to prepare the best gift in Nita’s room.
Director: Jess X. Snow
USA / 2019 / 14 mins / Documentary / World Premiere
In English, native Hawaiian with English subtitles
In Hawai’i, the Philippines, China and North America, four women give offerings of song, poetry and gardening to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations. They draw their understandings of motherhood through connections with their homeland environment.
4. Black Lips
Director: Adrian Chiarella
Australia / 2018 / 15 mins / Drama
In English, Mandarin with English subtitles
A lonely abalone trader is awakened by a longing he has never experienced before.
5. The Booth
Director: Rohin Raveendran Nair
India / 2019 / 18 mins / Drama
In Hindi with English subtitles
A female frisking booth inside a crowded shopping mall stands as a silent ally to a forbidden romance.