Dancing with Pride: Short Film Collection

Dancing with Pride: Short Film Collection

Across documentary, music video, and narrative works, this collection of short films dives head first into a dance extravaganza. Exploring dance as a means of self-expression, liberation and survival, these works invite you to consider the ways in which dance informs your own identity as an LGBTQ+ individual and beyond.

Dancing with Pride: Short Film Collection
  • Regret To Inform You

    From multi-hyphenate filmmaker Yusuf Nasir, this winner of the 2022 Outfest Los Angeles Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent follows a day in the life of a male, African American queer entertainer, on the verge of forced retirement and obscurity, who is desperately holding on to the unfu...

  • Dancing On My Own

    Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo, Dancing On My Own is a love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York's radical dance party Bubble_T. A hybrid documentary/narrative, this short film stars Joy Regullano (Supportive White Parents), Princess Punzalan (Yellow Rose) and features artists...

  • Breathless Puppets

    Breathless Puppets follows two men driven apart by cultural expectations, who reconnect in the pandemic through dance. It combines choreography from Akram Khan and Animation by Naaman Azhari.

  • Haus

    Makai is a young homeless queer boy sleeping on the couch of his friend Trevon. As the two prepare for a night of competition at a local Kiki Ball, Makai is forced to reconnect with his disapproving older brother. Yearning for distraction from his tumultuous familial situation, Makai chooses to r...

  • God's Daughter Dances

    A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration. 

  • Vita Love

    Drag extraordinaire Vita Love's music video debut with porn star and acrobat Woody Fox in an acrobatic spectacle of lust in chains.

  • Angelina

    Like a lullaby that sings a summer romance to sleep, "Angelina" will drift into your heart and linger for a while after, reminding you so sweetly of a love that slipped away.

  • Shéár Avory: To Be Continued

    Shéár Avory (pronouns - they/them/theirs) is just 17 years old and depends closely on their mother for continued access to their medical transition, though struggling in her recovery from addiction, Shéár's mom is unable to always offer the support they need. An observational piece, the film aims...

  • A Mess in a Dress

    An immersive portrait of an Asian drag queen named Juicy Liu in New York City.

  • Unspoken

    Through letter writing, a community discussion, and a drag performance, six queer and trans Asian Americans grapple with their queerness and consider what family acceptance might look like.