Boys On Film
Boys on Film 17 : Love is the Drug
Be Intoxicated and entranced by the latest gay short films from around the world in BOYS ON FILM 17. Explore hidden desires on a sleepover, fall in love with the handyman and be seduced by a stranger on the beach as you discover why LOVE IS THE DRUG.
ALEX AND THE HANDYMAN14m
When Alex, a precious nine-year-old boy, develops a crush on Jared, the moody twenty-five-year-old handyman who works in the mansion where he lives, he will stop at nothing to get his attention.
ALEX AND THE HANDYMAN Dir. Nicholas Colia (USA) 14 min
MR SUGAR DADDY13m
Fifty-something Hans is looking for a fresh start. When he is pursued by the handsome younger Andrej, he falls for him fast. As the pair get closer, his wallet becomes looser. Is Andrej interested in Hans, or just the perks of an older man?
MR SUGAR DADDY Dir. Dawid Ullgren (Sweden) 13 mins
Leon’s loved and lost. Scarred by his experiences, his life takes a turn for the better when he meets the ideal man. Life seems full of possibility again, but what if he knew the ending before it even began?
SPOILERS (Iris) Dir. Brendon McDonall (UK, Australia) 22 mins
A year into his relationship, Dan finally agrees to come out to his family. He writes letters to all of them. As each arrives, he deals with the aftermath, until there’s only one left… Starring Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family)
TELLIN’ DAD _Dir. André D Chambers (UK) 15 mins _
Set on the first day of summer, Brian sleeps over at Jake’s house, as they have done countless times before. This night however, the two encounter unfamiliar desires that illuminate a new side of themselves.
BOYS Dir. Eyal Resh (USA) 14 mins
A daring portrait of a disabled man yearning for intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him.
HOLE Dir. Martin Edralin (Canada) 15 mins
HAPPY AND GAY10m
A queer revisionist history of 1930’s black and white cartoons, Happy and Gay is a musical cartoon inspired by the power of representation.
HAPPY AND GAY Dir. Lorelei Pepi (USA) 10 mins
When Pedro gets home at dawn exhausted, he is dragged to the beach by his loving mother. Initially reluctant, his interest is peaked when he catches the eye of a handsome stranger by the water.
PEDRO Dir. André Santos and Marco Leão (Portugal) 24 mins
KISS ME SOFTLY16m
An unexpected kiss from a friend brings a shaft of light to 17-year-old Jasper’s dull existence. It provides the spark he needs to embrace who he is, but how can he persuade his self-involved father to do the same?
KISS ME SOFTLY Dir. Anthony Schatteman (Belgium) 16 mins