Queer & Here Shorts Program
$12 | 80 Minutes
A staple of every BAAFF season, the Queer and Here shorts program showcases self-expression and the complexities of identity beyond orientation.
Hotter Up Close
Directed by Leland Montomery
14 minutes | Strong Language
On the eve of his 30th birthday, a gay slacker must overcome his crippling insecurities in order to find love.
Skin Can Breathe
Directed by Chheangkea Ieng
11 minutes | In English and Central Khmer with subtitles
Having to constantly negotiate his identity, a queer Cambodian American teenager finds home inside the water of his high school pool.
Directed by Randal Lee Kamradt, Maria Luna Kamradt
10 minutes | 13+ (Strong graphics, violence)
Dancers Lino and Dante are struck by tragedy and the supernatural.
Directed by Brandon Okumura
After being rejected by her favorite customer, a cashier must reconcile her feelings when the customer continues to visit the ramen shop.
I Can’t Forget Him
Directed by Kevin Kai Wing Yiu
14 minutes | 13+ (Sexual references)
In English and Cantonese with English subtitles
A young rent-boy GaGa goes on a vacation at Lamma island with his drug dealer best friend during Dragon Boat Festival, but the trip turns haywire when he goes on a date with a mysterious legendary poet from 2000 years ago – Qu Yuan. GaGa falls in love and lives happily after with Qu Yuan in the ocean in the Lamma island. It is a fantasy, modern romantic comedy and folktale that marries Hong Kong superstitious tradition and local queer culture.
All I Want Is Everything
Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo
17 minutes | 13+ (Drug Use) | In English and Korean with subtitles
ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING is a coming-of-age crime drama about a good Asian girl gone very, very bad. Fiercely driven Alice Kim battles class, race and family pressure to become a drug dealer in NYC’s wild underground rave scene.