Opening Night Gala, Visionary Awards and Shorts Program

85 min

Outfest Fusion 2020 opens with a night of celebration: first, we meet our 2020 Outfest Fusion 2020 Visionary Awards, followed by a showcase collection of exemplary QTPOC short films by emerging artists that brim with a mastery of craft, adventurous and incisive storytelling, humor and heartbreak, and truly embrace the intersectionality of our LGBTQIA+ family. Then we move outside for a night of music, dancing, and open bar as our community connects with one another in a joyous atmosphere of inclusivity.

Playing as part of this program:

Showtimes

Friday, March 6th

7:30 PM

Japanese American Community Cultural Center (JACCC)  Aratani Theatre

Sextpert Advice

Tobit Raphael

2019 | 8 min | English

Sweet, young Albert needs help upping his sexting game, so he calls in the services of a professional.

Bubble

Alyssa Lerner

2019 |18 min | English

A Filipina teenager is determined to avoid two unstoppable forces: her family’s home foreclosure and her creeping realization that she’s gay.

Darling

Saim Sadiq

2019 | 16 min | Urdu, Punjabi w/ English subtitles

As a new show is introduced at an erotic dance theatre in Pakistan, a sacrificial goat goes missing, a dreamy trans girl desperately tries to become a star, and a naive young boy falls in love.

Killer Workout

Sara Werner

2019 |11 min | English

As Joy tries to find purpose in training her classist, racist clients, she is plagued by unrelenting, vivid fantasies of brutally murdering said clientele.

Buck

Elegance Bratton, Jovan James

2019 | 14 min | English

Caught in the throes of a depressive fugue, young Lynn resorts to debauchery to find joy — only to discover that happiness is a much more complicated proposition.

Spilt Milk

Cierra Glaude

2019 |18 min 

Single mom Ximena (Dascha Polanco) reconnects with her ex-partner, Lena (Zuri Adele), while struggling to care for the son they conceived together.