Rainbow Shorts – curated by Flickerfest
Celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories from around the world, join us for an evening of great short films with common threads across queer identities and desires shaped by the world in which one lives.
The films will be introduced by the curator, award winning queer filmmaker Craig Boreham. So come down for a drink at the Pavilion bar, overlooking famous Bondi Beach, grab some popcorn and settle in for an evening of the best of short films from around the globe by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers at this special screening in celebration of WorldPride.
Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying & BAFTA Qualifying short film festival.
Rainbow Shorts, curated by Flickerfest International Short Film Festival is presented by Waverley Council as part of Pride Amplified.
This collection of shorts contains nudity, drug use, themes of violence, strong language and is recommended for mature audiences 16 years+ Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
120 MINUTE PROGRAM
Habib & The Thief | 15m | Sweden
Wri/Dir/Prod: Naures Sager | Prod: Basel Mawlawi
Two Arab men are playing a sexy game but get interrupted by one of their biggest fears
– a threat from the Arab world.
Scaring Women At Night | 11m | Canada
Wri/Dir: Karimah Zakia Issa | Wri: Ace
Chlamber | Prod: Lindsay Blair Goeldner, Rosalind Goodwin
Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their
worlds collide at an intersection, forcing them to question who they are afraid of & why.
Heartbeat | 16m | Switzerland
Wri/Dir/Prod: Michèle Flury
Long time friends Vanja, Alex, Liz and Evie go on a camping trip together. Something is
in the air between the four women. It soon becomes clear: it is the abortion that Vanja
has just had. This experience puts their friendship to the test.
Starf#ckers | 15m | USA
Wri/Dir: Antonio Marziale | Prod: Eli Raskin
An intimate evening between a film director and an escort is disrupted when a familiar
Yannis | 9m | Australia
Wri/Dir/Prod: James Elazzi
Yannis, a first-generation Lebanese/Greek Australia, older teenager, has been rejected
by his family for being gay. Now living under a bridge, he’s working the local beats as a
sex worker. Omar, his best friend, once in the same situation, is now determined to
better his life and begins to pull away.
Work | 13m | USA Wri/Dir: April Maxey | Prod: Skylar Andrews
Unable to move on from a breakup, Gabriela impulsively drops into an old job, where
she unexpectedly runs into a friend from her past.
The Pass | 15m | USA Wri/Dir: Pepi Ginsberg | Prod: Maria Akay
On holiday, Ben declines an offer from a handsome man, Sam, to go to a private beach,
The Pass. While there, Ben swims and meets Christopher, who grows aggressive as he
struggles to mask his desires for Ben, leaving him afraid to get out of the water.
Warsha | 15m | France-Lebanon Wri/Dir: Dania Bdeir | Prod: Coralie Dias
A crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous
cranes, where he is able to find his freedom.
Tank Fairy | 10m | Taiwan-USA
Wri/Dir: Erich Rettstadt | Prod: C.K. Hugo Chung, Anita Tung
Once upon a time, the magical Tank Fairy delivered tanks of gas (with plenty of sass) to
the home of young Jojo, a lonely dreamer in need of a glittery godmother…