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:


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.


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.


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.


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.