Beyond the Binary Shorts  (MQFF+)

Beyond the Binary Shorts (MQFF+)

115 Mins
Embrace a brighter world with these celebratory trans and gender-diverse shorts.


“I Identify as Me” (DIR: Tina Colleen, Monick Monell, USA)
Through the intimate lens of eight Black & Brown Trans, gender-diverse people, and masculine-presenting women, the social concept of gender is challenged.

Aban (DIR: Abbas Taheri, Mahdie Toosi, Iran)
Nine-year-old Aban's life is about to change—or so we think.

DIP (DIR: Luciano Perochena, Peru)
Denisse, a young trans woman, witnesses the murder of a sex worker while finishing a dance rehearsal. The killer, realizing that Denisse has witnessed this, begins to chase her through the streets of Lima to try to kill her as well. Denisse enacts her chase and death through a voguing choreography.

Dusk (DIR: Jake Graf, UK)
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us.

Femme Rage (DIR: Sarah Taborga, Aima Paule, USA)
A poetic rendering of QTBIPOC femme anger, uncensored: words from bell hooks and Angela Davis intertwine with imagery of Black and Brown femmes releasing screams from their depths, sharpening their tools, and marching in the streets.

Patricia in the Dark (DIR: Laura Hartley, UK)
Born into a world where the word 'transgender' didn't exist, 92-year-old Patricia spent most of her life longing for love and acceptance but too afraid to reveal her true self.

Sage (DIR: Skylar Piela, USA)
After nineteen-year-old-Sage leaves home in search of affirmation for her new identity as a transgender woman, Sage must find the courage to overcome the challenges that arise from living openly as a transgender person in the 1990s.

Seahorse Parents (DIR: Miriam Guttmann, Netherlands)
Four new parents share their personal stories of carrying children as transgender men.

That Dark Day ( DIR: Daniel Guarda, Brazil)
Fabio, a trans man living in Sao Paulo, is mourning the hate-motivated murder of his boyfriend, while caring for Louise, an elderly woman near the end of her life.

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