Annual Shorts Showcase

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION

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Join Reel Out Charlotte for our Annual Shorts Showcase, a free community event highlighting some of the best LGBTQ short films — everything from dramas and romance to comedy to documentary! Stay through the full short screenings and you’ll be able to cast your ballot in our annual Best Short-Viewers’ Choice Award!

EVOKE

Director: Asia LeMasters
Comedy, Romance
United States (English)

Despite how pure love can be, relationships don’t always end so perfectly. The evolution of Hailey and Emma’s relationship is explored through their collective memories as the girls retrace their times together. After their relationship ends, Hailey goes to a desperate length to be with Emma again.

For Life

Director: Leon Livshitz
Comedy
Israel (Hebrew)

Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.

Happy Valentine's Day

Director: Judy Febles
Drama
United States (English)

A 10 year old girl is making a Valentines Day card for her crush, her mother wants to know for who, so she snatches it from her daughter to discover it’s not what she thinks.

Michael Joseph Jason John

Director: Scott T. Hinson
Romance, Thriller
United States (English)

A short romantic thriller that explores the emotional aftermath of a one-night stand (and the inherent risks of hook-up culture) as a lonely man imagines what life might be like with a mysterious stranger he picks up on the New York City subway.

Michael Joseph Jason John will screen again on Friday, May 18 during Camp North End’s Friday Night Series. Join us 5-9pm for food trucks, drinks, music and our encore shorts screenings. Michael Joseph Jason John will screen at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with director Scott T. Hinson. Click here to learn more about this and other special events throughout the weekend.

Positive

Director: Roberto Nascimento
Documentary
New Zealand (English)

An honest look at the life of seven gay men from different backgrounds, discussing their experiences dealing with HIV – getting tested, living with HIV and health scares.

Sisak

Director: Faraz Arif Ansari
Drama
India

There’s much talk about the language of love — the beauty, the poesy, the intricacy and the eloquence. But what if the real romance rested between the lines, in pages and moments that pass you by? And what if you learned one day that you could read it all?

Something New

Director: TJ Marchbank
Comedy, Romance
United States (English)

After a break up, Jonah struggles to open up to a new relationship with awkward/hilarious/disastrous results.

Something New will screen again on Friday, May 18 during Camp North End’s Friday Night Series. Join us 5-9pm for food trucks, drinks, music and our encore shorts screenings. Something New will screen at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with actor Ben Baur. Click here to learn more about this and other special events throughout the weekend.

Spark

Director: Aharonit Elior
Animation
United States (English)

A girl finds someone to spark her flame.

Sunken Plum

Directors: Xu Xiaoxi & Roberto F. Canuto
Drama
China & Spain (Chinese)

A transgender Chinese woman receives news of her mother’s death. As the only “son”, she feels obligated to return to her birthplace in the mountains, even though she’ll have to hide her true self from family and friends.

Special Presentation

SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX

Director: Reinout Hellenthal
Drama
Netherlands (Dutch)

Alex, a troubled and isolated teenager, finds a true and supportive friend in Hendrik, his sister’s boyfriend. When Hendrik and Annelies announce their plans to leave the family home, Alex must face what is troubling him.

Something About Alex will screen as a special presentation prior to the Saturday, May 19, 11am screening of Trans Youth with PFLAG Charlotte.