Thank you to all who made the 12th Annual Festival a success!
Luscious pastries from Bridge Street Bakehouse, delicious drinks from 2 Queens Coffee, pole dancing performance by Nyssa Calkin, a program of sexy short films and artist discussion to start your Sunday off right!
In the midst of a sexual awakening, a religious teen finally musters up the courage to kiss her crush, but will lust send her straight to h-e-double-hockey-sticks?
Ethan Knecht is an educator and a personal essay filmmaker. He lives in Pleasantville, NY with his wife and two daughters. His previous films have screened at The Hudson Valley Film Festival, Peekskill Film Festival, YoFi Festival, Rooftop Films, Northside Film Festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival, , etc.
She thought getting pregnant would be easy, until she started trying.
Kevin Blechdom is an American experimental electronic musician and performance artist. She is based in Santa Cruz, California.
Clifford Prince King (CPK) is an artist living and working in New York and Los Angeles.
King documents his intimate relationships in traditional, everyday settings that speak on his experiences as a queer black man. In these instances, communion begins to morph into an offering of memory; it is how he honors and celebrates the reality of layered personhood. Within King's images are nods to the beyond. Shared offerings to the past manifest in codes hidden in plain sight, known only to those who sit within a shared place of knowledge.
Ali Roberto is an award winning Director / Creative Director hybrid who specializes in original short form content, commercials, music videos, docs and narrative. Her recent short film, Girls Night In a genre-bending horror satire, premiered this past June at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been selected for 20 festivals around the world.
Chicago bred, LA-based Tolliver is the shimmering sequin-loving son of a cowboy-obsessed pastor and a gospel choir singer. Growing up immersed in the church, Tolliver witnessed his father’s death at 11 years old and life shifted. Spending over a decade living in the shadow of worrying that his father would condemn his lifestyle - a broke, gay, super-hot musician - Tolliver reconnected with his brother and learned of his father’s own faults and promiscuties. Cue the birth of the Daddyland EP, a letter to his father from the void, to their relationship and the self Tolliver has grown to be. Recorded at a home studio in Glendale, CA with the help of producer Jake Bowman (Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Beatty, Burna Boy), Teddy Roxpin (drums and percussion) and Todd Simon (trumpet), Daddyland is a vibrant, sassy, challenge to appreciate and love your imperfections.
On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns, this stop motion animated film conjures a comforting thought: that weird is relative.
Director Michaela Olsen us a partner at Mighty Oak, a women and queer-owned animation studio in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in stop motion. "Under Covers," debuted at Sundance in 2019 and gained recognition at festivals like Ottawa International Animation Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest, while also being featured as a Vimeo Staff pick.