Commemorate the end of Mardi Gras season with our special series of short films devoted to LGBTQI pride.
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SBS Film

27 Feb 2013 - 4:59 PM  UPDATED 27 Feb 2013 - 4:59 PM

SBS ONE premiere – Sunday, 3rd of March 2013, 11.10pm (after The Stonewall Uprising)
SBS TWO encore – Sunday, 10th of March 2013, 9.30pm
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The 35th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the final event of a three-weekcelebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex pride. To soothe hangovers induced by the sequined, glitter-soaked revelry of the famous parade, we've put together a selection of thought provoking short films that put LGBTQI relationships firmly front and centre; a selection of stories from around the globe that tell of love that is blooming, fading, fleeting and unrequited.

THE WILDING (Australia, 2012) - WATCH BELOW

Equal parts brutal, raw and tender, this award winning short by local director Grant Scicluna, tells the story of a blossoming romance between Malcolm and Tye, two inmates of a violent juvenile detention centre. When Malcolm gets a chance at parole, he must choose between his own freedom or protecting the one he loves.

THE SHOWER (Chile, 2010) WATCH BELOW

Elisa and Manuela are a couple going their separate ways after many years together. As we observe their last morning together, we bear witness to a range of emotions – love, anger, sadness and regret – in this delicate and nuanced study of the disintegration of a long term relationship.

PLAY NAME (Thailand / USA, 2010)

The hopes and fears of two young men, a Thai college student and an American hedge fund manager, are exposed during a steamy night in Bangkok, revealing much about cross cultural differences and fleeting connections.

(*FILM NOT AVAILABLE FOR ON DEMAND VIEWING)

BLOKES (Chile, 2010) *WATCH BELOW

Set against the backdrop of the 1986 anti-Pinochet protests in Santiago, this tale of sexual awakening and voyeurism centres on 13 year old Luchito, who obsessively contemplates his 16 year old neighbour Manuel, whom he can see standing by the window in an adjacent building. The window turns into an erotic cinematographic world that awakens a curiosity in Luchito, with disastrous repercussions for Manuel.

*NOT ALL FILMS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON DEMAND