The Transgender Media Portal co-presents the Thrive Shorts Program at Inside Out.
Streaming online Ontario-wide May 27-June 6!
This program features 10 short films made by or about trans folks. You can watch the program anytime between May 27 and June 6, but you (or your VPN) must be based in Ontario.
Sana Zahra Jafri; 2020; Pakistan; 10 mins
A transgender woman encourages her long-term boyfriend to marry a woman of his family’s choosing.
Amy Jenkins; 2019; United States; 6 mins
The secret yearnings of a child longing for an alternate identity are traced through a decade of birthday wishes filmed by their mother.
Nico Reano; 2020; United States; 4 mins
Silver Femme is a digital ode to the moon; a poetic film that envisions a future and a space where trans people are safe.
Send Me an Angel
Shahar Arapov; 2019; Isreal; 10 mins
A special bond forms between a trans boy and his dog, who are both betrayed by their bodies.
Goldbloom Micomonaco; 2021; Canada; 11 mins
Welcome to a day in the life of Silas, a young queer trans person who is trying to navigate homelife, life in the queer community, and figuring out their pronouns.
It's a Girl!
Andy Nguyen; 2020; Canada; 3 mins
It’s a Girl! is a self-portrait drawn from a Southeast Asian trans male perspective.
Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell, Jamal Phoenix; 2020; Germany; 12 mins
Jamal Phoenix takes on the role of Chéri, a character modelled after his experiences as a Fierce Fem sex worker, setting out to subvert straight porn tropes and mainstream trans* representation.
Pink and Blue
Carmen LoBue; 2021; United States; 13 mins
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple wrestle with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how they will raise a child in a binary world.
Put the Brights On
Raymond Rea; 2021; United States; 17 mins
An experimental nonfiction look at trans people who prefer not to live in the city.
John E. Kilberg; 2021; United States; 9 mins
Jacky is trying to get dressed to meet their mother one late afternoon.