LIONS IN WAITING
From a prison waiting room to a high school gym, or the streets of London
to a crowded bathhouse, each of these stunning short films depict worlds
in which their inhabitants have much to make sense of. Michael Blyth
Dir Yorgos Angelopoulos. Greece 2017. 14min
A young boy thinks his new goldfish is gay, much to the horror of his
Dir Harry Lighton. UK 2017. 11min
A Catholic priest and his nephew pay a visit to a prison inmate.
THE RABBI HA’RAV
Dir Uriya Hertz. Israel 2017. 20min
A student tentatively shares a secret with his Rabbi, with profound results
for both men.
Dir Eoin Maher. UK 2017. 9min
After a random hook-up, a young man questions just what it is that
he really wants.
LIONS IN WAITING
Dir Jason Karman. Canada 2017. 17min
The new member of a high school hockey team struggles to make sense
of who he is.
SET ME AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART SIMANI KE’HOTAM AL LIBHA
Dir Omer Tobi. Israel 2017. 13min
At a gay sauna, a young man has an unexpected encounter with
a much older guest.
Total running time 84min
This programme contains some sexual content and violence. Viewer discretion is advised
SET ME AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART
SUN 25 MAR TUE 27 MAR
13:40 NFT1 18:40 STUDIO
UK SHORTS PROGRAMME
A stunning collection of home-grown queer shorts, ranging from narrative fiction
to documentary and a few things in between. Michael Blyth
Dir Rhys Jones. UK 2017. 16min
When Harry’s best mate Jamie gets a new girlfriend, tensions rise between
the two friends.
Dir Ellie Rogers. UK 2017. 16min
A teenage girl forges an unexpected friendship with her father’s hired escort.
Dir Campbell X. UK 2017. 9min
A black and white tribute to the allure of butch/trans masculinity.
Dir Ruby Parker-Harbord. UK 2017. 16min
In the early 1990s, two women attempt to start a family together.
EDMUND THE MAGNIFICENT
Dir Ben Ockrent. UK 2017. 13min
Sir Ian McKellen narrates this tale of a down-and-out farmer and his very special pig.
Dir Dean Puckett. UK 2017. 11min
A young woman’s secret rocks an isolated church community in this disturbing
folk horror tale.
THESE ARE MY HANDS
Dir Evi Tsiligaridou. UK 2018. 8min
Jo Clifford’s poetic meditation on her body.
Dir Matt Houghton. UK 2017. 12min
A beautiful short documentary about a helpline for gay farmers.
Total running time 101min
SAT 24 MAR SUN 25 MAR
13:30 NFT1 20:45 STUDIO