Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

LESBIAN AND GAY SHORTS

Year: 2000
Country: USA/UK/Australia
Run Time: 94 minutes

In the fishy tale of lesbian love and lust, MERMAIDS, FISH AND OTHER NON-BIPEDS (directed by Ginger R. Rinkenberger, USA, 16 min.), three women juggle past and present affection.



An amusing tale of serial polygamy, HOOKING UP (directed by Roland Tec, USA, 13 min) lightheartedly reflects on the mating rituals of the species homo homosexualis.



LE POISSON D'AMOUR (directed by Paula Gauthier, USA, 10 min.) is a humorous exploration of the public and private drama of an evolving lesbian relationship.



Using puppets modelled on classical Greek sculptures, the overtly sexual animated film ACHILLES (directed by Barry Purves, UK, 11 min.) tells the story of the warrior and his lover Petroclus.



Two women. One bed. The hottest afternoon of the summer. WHY I'LL NEVER TRUST YOU (IN 200 WORDS OR LESS) (directed by Cassandra Nicolaou, USA, 12 min.) is a touching snapshotof a moment in a relationship.



Old wounds are opened up when a young farm hand finds a relic from his deceased father's past in ALKALI, IOWA (directed by Mark Christopher, USA, 17 min.).



Film noir and its macho detectives get their comeuppance in BETE NOIR (directed by Victoria Hunt, Australia, 15 min.), a slick Australian parody about a "female dick."

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