Ties That Bind Shorts

FRIDAY MAY 27

5PM

Pria

20 min I Directed by Yudho Aditya

A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the west.

Buddy

11 min I Directed by Neils Bourgonje

A young man agrees to support his ex lover during an HIV test. Not having seen each other for a while, they are forced to sit together in the waiting room of an STI clinic. What starts out as an awkward conversation, soon becomes something more tender. Is there still a chance for reconciliation?

Tear Jerker

13 min I Directed by Amy Adler

When a trans guy is faced with difficult life circumstances he has to find a new way to express old feelings.

Aufbrechen

6 min I Directed by Peter Pflügler

An  unexpected  kiss  triggers  a  young  mans  journey  to  his  innermost  self.  He must  learn that facing the unexplored is always the first and most difficult step

Ribbons

9 min I Directed by Brandon Cordeiro

Provincetown, a small harbor village at the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was already a home to the LGBT community for a few decades when AIDS devastated its population in the mid- 1980s. ribbons is a short film that explores an episode in the life of a second generation Portuguese boy when his mother brings him to a community memorial service by the sea. The boy experiences firsthand the loss incurred by the epidemic, but also his community’s inspirational response to it; an event that as an adult helps him understand the
power of forming a bond with a kindred tribe.

Change in the Weather

16 min I Muiris Crowley

Michael, a young man living in rural Ireland, struggles to adjust to a sudden change in his furtive lifestyle.

TRAILER

The Plaza Theatre

1133 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P4

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