Shorts: Days of Reverie

06 December / 19:30

06 Dec / 19:30

Reading Biscuit Factory

Reading Biscuit Factory

22 November / 17:45

22 Nov / 17:45

Broadway Nottingham

Broadway Nottingham

10 November / 18:00

10 Nov / 18:00

Picturehouse at FACT Liverpool

Picturehouse at FACT Liverpool

26 October / 17:15

26 Oct / 17:15

Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre

19 October / 19:30

19 Oct / 19:30

Fabrica Brighton

Fabrica Brighton

06 October / 17:50

06 Oct / 17:50

Filmhouse Edinburgh

Filmhouse Edinburgh

26 May / 20:55

26 May / 20:55

Genesis Cinema

Genesis Cinema

This programme is dedicated to the power of queer dreams and daydreams to bring about change – a celebration of fantasy and its role in shaping LGBTQ+ identities. The characters in these films have vivid imaginations, whether envisaging unconventional futures, confronting contemporary illusions, or reminiscing about bygone love. The directors showcased in this selection are interested in fantasies and legends, though their films often feel like fables: lessons for our times, powerfully articulated through the blending of dream and reality, a testament to queer reverie.

Total Runtime: 102 min


Elsa

Six-year old Stanley enjoys dressing up as Disney’s Queen Elsa, a role he performs with gusto. But his days of singing as Elsa appear numbered, as Stanley has only a year left before his formal education starts.

Lim Jen Nee | Singapore | 2019 | 8 min


Dear to Me

27-year-old photographer Tim is on vacation on a remote island with his parents. They are told about the myth of a reincarnated deer that islanders believe is a sign of meeting one’s soulmate – a superstition that arouses Tim’s curiosity.

Monica Vanesa Tedja | Indonesia, Germany | 2020 | 19 min


Encore Martha

Dressed in a dashing suit, singing in a bar, and picking up younger women, Uncle Martha is going about her usual business when one day, she suddenly reconnects with her long-lost first love Mandy, the woman she continues to dream about at night.

Natasha K. Sung | Taiwan | 2021 | 25 min


Frozen Out

An immigrant artist retreats to frozen prairies and forests, hoping to escape the anxieties of dislocation and find a meaningful story. Delivered as a letter to the protagonist’s sister in rural China, the film meditates on self-exile, identity, and fleeting ties to home and family.

Hao Zhou | China, USA | 2021 | 5 min


In His Island

A small fishing community struggles amidst an oil spill. Meanwhile, one member of that community is a prepubescent and cheerful young boy who, battling with his identity, finds comfort in his dreams of becoming a mermaid.

Christian Candelaria | Philippines | 2017 | 20 min


God’s Daughter Dances

Shin-mi, a transgender dancer, gets a call from the authorities asking her to attend a military service examination. Despite identifying as a woman, Shin-mi decides to attend the examination, where things do not proceed as she planned.

Sungbin Byun | South Korea | 2020 | 25 min