Manifesting Change: Short Film Collection

Manifesting Change: Short Film Collection

New Year, new you. The month of January, for many, begins with resolutions of rebirth and renewal; a chance to slough off the negative for a fresh start. But this “change” doesn’t only need to come from changing ourselves. The protagonists in this collection of films manifest their change — in the world around them and in the people they touch — by truly honoring who they are and what came before them.

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Manifesting Change: Short Film Collection
  • Introduction: Sheryl Santacruz, Programming Manager

    Outfest Programming Manager Sheryl Santacruz introduces the short film collection she curated for Manifesting Change.


    As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai'i, the Phillipines, China and North America, four women take a stand to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations.

  • Ode to Pablo

    Young Afro-Latino Pablo agrees to a basketball challenge from other teens who don’t realize he’s Deaf until a dangerous incident outs him.

  • Libertad

    A short documentary featuring the incredible Alejandra Santiago, an indigenous trans woman from Oaxaca whose life journey transcends multiple borders.

  • 2 Dollars

    In this queer workplace comedy, frustrated artist Syd must rebel against their toxic day job in order to pursue their dreams.

  • Ladies Room

    Identities are confronted and generation gaps closed when an experienced drag queen catches a teenage boy stealing a pair of her heels.