Only the Brave

SECTION: Short | Shorts Programs

Brave and crazy, these global women’s shorts will take you on a wild ride and leave you reinvigorated, in this veritable guide on courageous living. Do you live by the rules, or do you like the rules to be broken?


Yulia & Juliet

DIRECTOR Zara Dwinger | 2018 | Netherlands | 12m

In this contemporary love story, based on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, two young women fall in love inside a juvenile detention center.

My World in Yours

DIRECTOR Jenifer Malmqvist | 2019 | Sweden | 29m

Shams and Stella are in love. But Shams hasn’t told Stella that she’s seeking asylum nor about Hanine, her girlfriend who’s still in Palestine waiting for Shams to help her come to Sweden. Will the truth ultimately prevail in this twisted tale of love, truth, and sacrifice? From acclaimed director Jenifer Malmqvist (Birthday, Frameline34).

A Ranchera Song

DIRECTOR Joaquín Gómez | 2018 | Spain | 6m

Rocio is not in the mood for wedding type festivities after her girlfriend dumps her. Lola, Rocio’s sister, however does not want to spoil the festive mood and sings along with a ranchera song, the key to the breakup story.

How to Live Your Life Correctly

DIRECTOR Xindi Lou | 2018 | USA | 21m

Ming is a Chinese teen disillusioned by the rules of society. In the free-spirited Ace, however, Ming finds the freedom to live her life on her own terms. But when the girls’ bond is tested, the pressures of society resurface.

Home Girl

DIRECTOR Poonam Brah | 2019 | UK | 12m

Roya is a British Muslim woman whose mother has just died. After the funeral she returns to a home much altered—one without her mother. However, Roya discovers a secret about her mother that might free her from her past and allow her to live the life she really wants.