We showcase six of the best international lesbian shorts for Australian premieres. Highlights include Frameline Audience Award Winner, Masks, Marguerite sees an aging woman make peace with her past; Instinct throws a psychosexual thriller into the mix and Dyke Bars Never Last bemoans what we all know, to a very catchy tune.
Contains scenes of homophobic violence
Salamangan | 13 mins
Directed by Elisa Oh
Ana fears that coming out to her Filipino Catholic mother would break her heart. But when her mother needs help cleaning a hoarder house, Ana enlists her secret girlfriend for the job.
Yo También | 16 mins
Directed by Sonia Sebastián
Lina has been diagnosed with hepatitis. Following the instructions of her doctor, she must contact her past sexual partners so they can get tested for the infection.
Dyke Bars Never Last | 6 mins
Directed by Stacy McKenzie
Follow a trail of signs, motorcycle babes, and femme dommes/leather daddies to the Last Dyke Bar on Earth.
Marguerite | 20 mins
Directed by Marianna Farley
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Instinct | 18 mins
Directed by Maria Alice Arida
A psychosexual thriller about Isabelle, a lonely gallery owner who meets a dangerously seductive performance artist and discovers they have more in common than expected.
Masks | 23 mins
Directed by Mahaliyah Ayla O
A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.