Opening Night Gala, Visionary Awards and Shorts Program
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:
Friday, March 6th
Japanese American Community Cultural Center (JACCC) Aratani Theatre
2019 | 8 min | English
Sweet, young Albert needs help upping his sexting game, so he calls in the services of a professional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.