Short film Programme Qaleidoscope II

Īsfilmu programma Qaleidoscope II


Short films

72 min

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Queer Film and Performance Programme "Qaleidoscope 2024" – will feature Queer and QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) film and performance art that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race. As the titles suggests, "Qaleidoscope" – will be a well-textured assemblage of images, ideas, and realities that collide in fantastical, personal, and playful ways to produce an ever-changing, multi-faceted queer film and performance art viewing experience. Some of the films focus on image, sound and abstract narratives; others present information, facts, and queerforward realities; while others share the pleasure and pain of individual and collective identities.

"Qaleidoscope" was conceived to promote the artistic vision of Queer and QTBIPOC filmmakers and performance artists whose work might not otherwise be shown within these urban centres in The Baltics.

Queer Film and Performance Programme "Qaleidoscope 2024” is presented by Queer City Cinema and funded by Canada Council for the Arts.


Heaven Reaches Down To Earth
Tebogo Malebogo, 2020, 10 min.
After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo - nothing will ever be the same between them.

Kijatai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo, 2020, 3 min.
A lyrical film ode to the odehimin or heart berry. A two-spirit Anishnaabe person finds themself in a dark place with their body. They undertake a healing journey, stating aloud their intentions and reconnecting with the land and the water for strength. As they get more in touch with their body and the beings around them, we begin to see them heal.

Zachery Cameron Longboy, 2022, 4 min.
a poem for my captor.

Comme tous les garçons
Morisha Moodley, 2021, 10 min.
comme tous les garçons meditates on images and ideas of masculinity and transmasculine identity. The film combines found footage and personal archive in an act of assemblage that mirrors the erratic and eternal piecing together of a queer identity. Showing, too, how this process first consumes, then corrupts and queers. The film attempts to trace a story of becoming, laying bare the moments of conflict along the way. It asks what it means to be and become like all the boys, what it means to want this and how the spectre of Whiteness haunts the wanting.

Self-Portrait in Hell
Federica Foglia, 2021, 3 min.
Self-Portrait in Hell is a hybrid film that combines analog and digital film manipulation techniques. Multiple layers of 8mm films and disparate fragments are amalgamated to create a self-portrait of the director. A singular self-portrait, since ironically the subject of the film is not the director but the image found in abandoned film archives, the image of another, unknown woman.

The Sky's In There
Dani Leventhal ReStack, Sheilah (Wilson) ReStack, 2022, 11 min.
This latest work from the ReStack’s pulls the experience of becoming mother (both through fostering and bio) through the lens of personal lives that are always, also, steeped in a world where systemic racism, classism and heteronormativity influence and shape.

Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung)
Tina Takemoto, 2021, 6 min.
Inspired by San Francisco’s first Chinese American female physician, this film envisions the euphoria and despair of Margaret Chung and her insatiable desire for women and celebrity through her forays into drugs, sapphic surgeries, and queer flights of fancy.

Policephaly in D
Michael Robinson, 2021, 23 min.
Existential drift in the age of rupture. Leaping, falling, and meeting your new self in an earthquake. Losing one’s head, growing another. 






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