Join us for the Best of Mardi Gras Film Festival 2018 Shorts. With a little bit of comedy, a little bit of drama, and lots and lots of love, this package contains everything from romance to murder…and then back to romance again. Featuring sweaty boxers fuelled by desire, the world’s best mother and a sexually repressed plastic doll – the ‘Best of Shorts’ reminds you to love each other, love your family and love yourself.
Saturday 17 March at 6pm
PLEASE NOTE there will be a pre-show reel to commence at 5:48pm. The feature will start at 6pm sharp.
Suitable for ages 15+ only unless accompanied by an adult
The Way Out
Directed by Shimon Kabili | 24 mins
Based on true events The Way Out is the story of Ryan, a successful Real estate developer which leads a double life until one night on a vacation with his family in Mexico he is forced to choose the life he wants to lead.
Directed by Foster Wilson | 4 mins
A young, gay millennial discovers she’s slept with the enemy and has to choose between swallowing her pride and standing by her principles.
Directed by Ivan Olita | 10 mins
Muxes documents the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca where, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes”.
Directed by Jackson Kroopf | 20 mins
A contemporary interracial love story between two young women gets interrupted when street singer Bobby loses her home.
Directed by Johnny Ruff | 13 mins
When a talented new arrival begins using the local boxing club, Paris, a skilled fighter, is forced into an unexpected struggle with himself. A film about vulnerability in a hyper-masculiine world that doesn’t allow for it.
Directed by Kai Stänicke | 15 mins
Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for a disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B. to follow her heart?
Directed by Wes Hurley | 14 mins
An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.