Protests against systemic racism were burning through the U.S. under the #Blacklivesmatter slogan, while in our neighboring Poland political leaders declared that LGBT people are not people but ideology and there are zones where they are not welcome. The special iShorts program will present a selection of excellent short films with heroes and heroines, for whom their very identity is not only a personal, but also in today's world also a political topic, where one’s life can really be at stake.
Gas Can (Canada)
Director: Mattias Graham | Producers: Mariel Scammell, Simran Dewan |
Star: Simon Moccasin, Lyndon Bray, Candy Fox, Trenyce Yuzicappi |
Year: 2017 | Length: 15 min | Live Action |
A Cree family in 1970s Saskatchewan must ask an old Farmer for help when their car runs out of gas while moving to the city.
Miller & Son (USA)
Director: Asher Jelinsky | Producer: Kate Chamuris |
Star: Jesse James Keitel, Alexandra Grey, Travis Hammer |
Year: 2019 | Length: 21 min | Live Action |
A trans woman mechanic lives between running her family's auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life.
Deserter (Czech Republic, Ukraine)
Director: Sasha Stelchenko | Producer: FAMU |
Star: Nikolaj Bondarenko, Oleg Gotsuliak, Svetlana Moiseenko, Victor Glushkov, Oleksandr Krasko |
Year: 2019 | Length: 27 min | Live Action |
During a late winter evening there is a police check on Nikolaj and Irina at their home. Their son Sergej is reported missing in action in eastern Ukraine. Nikolaj begins to suspect that he has deserted.
The Act (UK)
Director: Thomas Hescott | Producers: Elettra Pizzi, Oliver Kent |
Star: Samuel Barnett, Simon Lennon, Cyril Nri, Annette Badland |
Year: 2020 | Length: 18 min | Live Action |
In 1965 the eve of decriminalization for acts of male homosexuality in the UK Matthews, a young gay man at odds with the world, discovers love, sex, and a new family in the backstreets and underground bars of Soho.
The Sermon (UK)
Director: Dean Puckett | Producers: Rebecca Wolff, Paul Ashton |
Star: Grant Gillespie, Molly Casey, Denise Stephenson, Oliver Monaghan |
Year: 2018 | Length: 12 min | Live Action |
In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.
Total length of the screening 92 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.