BORN THIS WAY: Transgender & Non-Binary Shorts
My Brother Is a Mermaid
A social realist fairytale about a transfemme teenager, as seen through the eyes of their seven-year-old brother.
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Alfie Dale
A newly out, middle-aged trans woman takes her first journey on a Glasgow Bus.
Runtime: 7 minutes
Director: Charlotte Daniel
God’s Daughter Dances
Shin-mi gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration to appear for the military service examination. But Shin-mi is a transgender female dancer, and she does not intend to hide her identity.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Country: South Korea
Note: Original Title: 신의 딸은 춤을 춘다
Director: Sungbin Byun
When an Iranian father encourages his daughter to dress as a boy so she can sneak into the soccer stadium where women are not allowed, a long-hidden family secret is revealed.
Runtime: 13 minutes
Country: Islamic Republic of Iran
Director: Mohammad Reza Khavari
Before the Eruption
Although volcanoes can erupt without any advance notice, they usually issue a warning before blowing their top. We barely saw it coming.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Note: Original Title: Antes de la Erupción
Director: Robero Pérez Toledo
A story about overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and ultimately, the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community building.
Runtime: 15 minutes
Director: Palmer Morse, Jamie DiNicola, Matt Mikkelsen
A resilient, queer Muslim women of color chooses to embrace the love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities in this story of belonging, acceptance, identity and family.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Director: Faraz Arif Ansari