Newfest Shorts: All the World’s a Stage
Run Time: 79 min. Format: DCP
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE…and all us queer folks are merely players. Connect with the art of performance as a means of expression in this captivating collection of international shorts.
Allow these empowering films that tell dynamic stories of artists and entertainers to help you access your own inner power through dance, ball, and vibrant displays of self-reflection.
Dir. Erich Rettstadt, Taiwan, 10 min
Tank Fairy delivers tanks of gas (with plenty of sass) to the home of young Jojo.
Dir. Steph Odu, UK, 9 min
Two members of Barcelona’s ballroom community share what it means to ‘speak the language.’
Dir. Joshua Hernandez, USA, 8 min
A chronically ill dancer finds tranquility in nature.
Dir. Andrew Ondrejcak, USA, 8 min
Trans filmmaker and actor Isabel Sandoval shape-shifts through iconic moments in film history.
Dir. Antonio Marziale, USA, 15 min
An intimate evening is disrupted when a familiar face arrives.
Dir. Urvashi Pathania, USA, 9 min
A non-binary South Asian teenager uses Bharatanatyam dance to explore their gender identity.
BUILD OR DESTROY
Dir. Rashaad Newsome, USA, 6 min
Black trans femme performance amidst fiery urban wreckage.
Dir. Dania Bdeir, Lebanon/UK, 15 min
A crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a dangerous shift & finds his freedom.