It’s Only the End of the World

12 August to 22 August 2021

LOCATION
VOD

Themes of confinement and freedom, love and loss, reality and imagination are all explored in this experimental and enchanting sci-fi and fantasy program. This inventive program is full of endings and beginnings, exploring the many landscapes of queer imagination.

Total runtime: 95 mins.

Mena Brea: A Techno Dysmorphic Tale

Angelica Perez Anzures / Canada / 2020 / 19 mins / English

Mena Brea: A Techno Dysmorphic Tale, explores how technology isolates as much as it can connect.

Contains slight flashes, depictions of stalking and animal abuse.

Hekademia

Gloria Mercer / Canada / 2020 / 16 mins / English

In the future of Hekadmia, Marion, an isolated teen, enrols in a virtual reality school and develops a crush on one of her fellow students. But as classes progress, she begins to question how deep the simulation goes.

Escaping the Fragile Planet

Thanasis Tsimpinis / Greece / 2020 / 17 mins / Greek

A few hours before the end of the world, two strangers find unexpected intimacy as a strange pink fog spreads across their city in Escaping the Fragile Planet.

The Last Romantics of the World

Henrique Arruda / Brasil / 2020 / 23 mins / Brasilian Portuguese

In the year 2050, the world is about to be engulfed by its end and Pedro and Miguel escape the chaos of the city to seek eternity together in The Last Romantics of the World.

Contains nudity and depictions of sex.

Operation Gingham

Mily Mumford / Canada / 2020 / 6 mins / English

Post an apocalypse in Operation Gingham, two young people venture out into the world for a forbidden meeting, carving out space for spontaneity and connection even through Hazmat suits.

Sinvergüenzilla in "First Kiss"

Anita Abbasi / Canada / 2021 / 9 mins / English

Sinvergüenzilla in “First Kiss” follows a curious blue alien as she travels to Earth in search of her first kiss—but when she lands in the middle of a global pandemic, her dream of romance becomes complicated.

Contains depictions of drug use.

Are You Still Watching?

Alex Cardy, Tali Polichtuk, Kitty Chrystal / Australia / 2021 / 6 mins / English

During the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, Jamie finds company and escapism in queer film and television, but soon finds their reality bending from the isolation in Are You Still Watching?

Contains slight flashes, nudity and depictions of sex.