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Poster for Newfest Shorts: All the World’s a Stage

Newfest Shorts: All the World’s a Stage

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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.

TANK FAIRY
Dir. Erich Rettstadt, Taiwan, 10 min
Tank Fairy delivers tanks of gas (with plenty of sass) to the home of young Jojo.

 

THE LANGUAGE
Dir. Steph Odu, UK, 9 min
Two members of Barcelona’s ballroom community share what it means to ‘speak the language.’

 

 

 

EZRA
Dir. Joshua Hernandez, USA, 8 min
A chronically ill dancer finds tranquility in nature.

 

 

THE ACTRESS
Dir. Andrew Ondrejcak, USA, 8 min
Trans filmmaker and actor Isabel Sandoval shape-shifts through iconic moments in film history.

 

STARFUCKERS
Dir. Antonio Marziale, USA, 15 min
An intimate evening is disrupted when a familiar face arrives.

 

 

 

BEAST
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.

 

WARSHA
Dir. Dania Bdeir, Lebanon/UK, 15 min
A crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a dangerous shift & finds his freedom.