Dawn (UK) (15min)
WINNER! BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun begins to rise, and the veil of night is lifted, the pair are forced to look at themselves and face the harsh reality that life is sometimes what you make it, and that in the cold light of day, it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul.
Two ex–lovers try to navigate a friendship as their lives head down opposite paths.
Nobody Ever Tells You What It’s Like (3min)
WINNER! BEST LOCAL FILMMAKER – SAMUEL KARIE
Using the actual audio of coming out to my parents, I illustrate the isolation, bleakness, anger, and ultimately acceptance for those who are too scared of the unknown to take that step themselves.
Lindy Calls Tracy (Canada) (5min)
Lindy needs help to make it through this date. As luck would have it, her friend Tracy is always there with the guidance Lindy needs. Clarity is but a phone call away.
The Women’s Bathroom Project (6min)
WINNER! BEST SCREENPLAY
A little girl’s conversation with a transgender woman in a restaurant bathroom.
Escape Hatch (Australia) (10min)
When your best friend is busy swiping you left, it might take a superhero to make it right!
A feel good film about love and courage.
WINNER! BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
A lonely, middle–aged man hires a male prostitute to recreate a road trip from his past.