2010 VIFF to feature five LGBTQ shorts

Included in the 350+ films at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival are five LGBTQ shorts that will screen as part of various shorts programs or before some of the LGBTQ feature films.

Our complete complete listing of LGBTQ feature films can be found here.

For a complete listing of screenings and ticket information visit http://www.viff.org/festival.

figs in motion

Figs in MotionTwo men become six ballerinas and several horses in a bestial, impromptu corps de ballet.

Plays as part of Insomnia (Canadian Images)shorts program.

More information on this film at http://www.viff.org.

Tue, Oct 12th 9:15pm Empire Granville 7 Th 2
Wed, Oct 13th 4:00pm Pacific Cinematheque

Director: Trevor Anderson | Country: Canada | 8 min

The Price of flowers

The Price of FlowersLance struggles through life living in a shelter with his gay lover and selling flowers on a streetcorner. When he’s robbed one evening, his will to go on is tested.

Plays as part of the Find a Reason to Believe (Cinema of Our Time) shorts program.

More information on this film at http://www.viff.org.

Fri, Oct 8th 9:00pm Empire Granville 7 Th 2
Sun, Oct 10th 3:45pm Pacific Cinematheque

Director: Ashley Charbonnet | Country: USA | 17 min

Senorita

SenoritaAn émigré transsexual (played by director Vincent Sandoval) juggles two very different jobs in New York.

Precedes the LGBTQ feature film Insects in the Backyards.

More information on this film at http://www.viff.org.

Tue, Oct 5th 9:00pm Vancity Theatre
Wed, Oct 6th 3:30pm Vancity Theatre

Director: Vincent Sandoval | Country: Philippines/USA | 14 min

A Silk letter (Baekseo)

A Silk LetterA young gay man faces arrest for burning his military-service draft notice in Kang Sangwoo’s
drama.

Plays as part of the Apichatpong and Hirabayashi shorts program.

More information on this film at http://www.viff.org.

Sun, Oct 3rd 9:15pm Pacific Cinematheque
Mon, Oct 4th 10:45am Vancity Theatre

Director: Kang Sangwoo | Country: South Korea | 50 min

Mogadishu Dreaming

Mogadishu DreamingLeslie Brangan’s short documentary about Ahmed Hagi, a gay Somali artist who fled his wartorn country to Sydney, Australia where he now spends his days painting idealized visions ofMogadishu before it fell under the control of gangs and warlords. His encapsulation of little-knownSomali history in the later 20th century is as eye-opening as his colorful folk-art creations.

Plays as part of Shooting With Mursi (Africa Today).

More information on this film at http://www.viff.org.

Tue, Oct 12th 6:45pm Empire Granville 7 Th 2
Thu, Oct 14th 1:30pm Vancity Theatre

Director: Lesley Branagan | Country: Australia | 9 min

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