Tag Archives: short films

VIRAL VIDEO: In A Heartbeat

The HuffPost reports: Ah, young love! Is there anything more exciting ― or potentially torturous? That’s the question a new animated short film asks while beautifully depicting the angst and trepidation that can blossom right alongside a budding infatuation ― especially for LGBTQ people. “In A Heartbeat,” by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, tells the story of Sherwin, an awkward, ...

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SHORT FILM: Kodak Promotes Gay Acceptance

JMG reader Rob tips us to this lovely three-minute clip from Kodak. From the YouTube description: “Director Terry Rayment’s 35mm film “Understanding” poignantly depicts the transformational power of love and happiness. Cinematographer Kate Arizmendi captured all of the emotions beautifully on KODAK VISION3 500T 5219.” 

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On Masculinity And Homophobia [SHORT FILM]

The Huffington Post reports: A riveting new short film is taking a gripping and unfiltered look at the effects of masculine ideals on both American culture and the actions and development of men who may be attracted to men. “American Male” is the winner of MTV’s Look Different Creator Competition, which invited up-and-coming filmmakers to create work surrounding the topic ...

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SHORT FILM: Son Comes Out To Dad On Prom Night

Out Magazine recaps: In case you didn’t know, Hallmark Cards now has its own streaming service, Feeln. For a few dollars a month you can watch all those feel-good Hallmark Hall of Fame movies as well as original series. Feeln also produces original shorts, including a new addition called The Beginning, which features a young man coming out to his ...

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SHORT FILM: Golden

German filmmaker Kai Stänicke’s heartwarming Golden made the rounds of LGBT film festivals last year and he’s posted the short to YouTube this week in response to the Pulse massacre. You’ll be glad you spent the three minutes on this.

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Daddy Hunt: The Serial [VIDEO]

As a break from the caucus madness, JMG reader Darren points us to Daddy Hunt: The Serial, which is brought to you by the app of the same name and was first posted to Facebook in 90-second segments. The full office-safe 7-minute serial is below and needs little introduction – the title tells it all.

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Chickening

I can’t even begin to describe this strangeness. Maybe the AV Club can help: Upon looking at The Chickening, other filmmakers wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. That’s a bit of hyperbole, but the short film does seemingly represent the culmination of remix culture in film. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, The Chickening has toured ...

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One Minute Time Machine

“Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and consequences of his actions. Directed by Devon Avery. Selected for the Sploid Short Film Festival, a celebration of coolest short films and the filmmakers that make them.” (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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Short Film: Out Smart

From the filmmakers: What if you had to come out smart the way you come out gay? In our short film “Out Smart,” a teenage boy faces his parents’ shock and outrage when he “comes out.” He’s not gay, though. He’s smart! We made the film as a tool to talk about coming out. “Out Smart” satirizes the most common ...

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Richard Blanco – Until We Could

I got to see this gorgeous short back in April at the tenth anniversary celebration of Freedom To Marry. The Daily Beast recaps: It is a decade since the U.S. first state, Massachusetts, enshrined marriage equality in law, and since the founding of campaign group Freedom To Marry (FTM). It has been a fruitful, frustrating decade, a bizarre range of ...

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