Bendigo Queer Film Festival Shorts

Join us for a series of short films from the Bendigo Queer Film Festival at the Northern Arts Hotel. The BQFF provides a space for rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, as well as their families and friends, to connect with and support each other through common stories shown on film. Sit back in the comfort of the Northern Arts Hotel lounge, with a drink from the bar, and watch BQFF’s Festival Shorts.

Por Una Mascara (2022)
Director: Nathan Short, Australia
A cheeky commentary on boys who like boys.

Wonders of Berlin (2021)
Director: Antonio Padovani, Germany
In a cold Berlin night, Maya decides to reveal her love to Stella. Despite her interest, Stella is forced to refuse because of her amazing secret.

Let Down (2022)
Director: Andrea Guajardo, USA
Exquisitely choreographed and performed dance that tells the story of a lost love.

How Not To Date While Trans (2022)
Director: Nyala Moon, USA
A break-the-fourth-wall, dark comedy that follows the dating life of a black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way. Andie searches for romance and self-love but ends with heartbreak. (Winner Best film, BQFF International Short Film Competition)

Embrace (2022)
Director: Latesha Merkel, USA
A vibrant animation that explores the experience of Amani in discovering, wrestling with, and learning to embrace her asexuality. 

Nightmare (2021)
Director: Adam Jordan, Australia
The importance of pronouns, in even the most perilous situations.

Shall We Talk (2020)
Director: Katya Mikheeva, Russia
Polina is a bisexual Russian girl. This quirky and charming animation documents her coming out to her family.

Fado Menor (2021)
Director: Salvador Alejandro Gutiérrez, Portugal
Two gay, immigrant men set out to reconcile their issues while roaming around the dark streets of Lisbon. While reminiscing their time together, they think back to an awkward encounter at a Fado bar.

We’re Doing Well (2021)
Director: Andrew Mills, Australia
Laura and Johnathan are best friends who are both in content, stable relationships. But when their housemate can’t go on a pre-booked weekend away, both Laura and Jonathan feel they deserve the free weekend more than the other. Leading to an escalating conflict that threatens to tear their friendship apart.

For the Ones Stuck at Home (2021)
Director: Fleassy Malay, Damien Jordan, Australia
An emotive Spoken Word piece in support of people in lockdown.

The Resolution (2021)
Director: Charlie Kay, Australia
A romantic-comedy that takes place at a New Year’s Eve party. Sav is trying to fulfil her New Year’s resolution before midnight, when the year will be over. The resolution? Finally tell Jay how she feels.

In Nature (Dans La Nature) (2021)
Director: Marcel Barelli, Switzerland
In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.

Capitalista (2022)
Director: Nathan Short, Australia
‘Capitalista’ presents a brief yet potent essay on the manner in which power moves menacingly through society, and the responsibility of young men to make it right.


Thursday 4th May
Northern Arts Hotel
359 Barker St, Castlemaine

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