Family Ties Shorts Program | NCGLFF 2019
Shorts Program

Family Ties

Rehearsal, The Conrads, Eva Minus Candela, Sanctuary, Choke, Girls Weekend, Cherry Season
THEMES: Family | Immigration | Latinx | Lesbian | Relationships
Russia / 13 min / Director Valentina Gordeeva

Anna moved from Russia to study at a London drama school where she meets her girlfriend. Now as her student visa expires, they've decided to get married and stay in London together, but first Anna has to talk with her conservative mother who is unaware of her daughter’s sexual orientation.

United Kingdom / 15 min/ Director Teryl Brouillette

Cammie has always wanted to be a mother, but recently learned she was unable to conceive. Her wife, Joss, on the other hand, has never seen herself fit to be a mom. Still, she loves Cammie enough to give pregnancy a try, secretly hoping the low odds of IVF will be in her favor. Much to her dismay, she discovers she is pregnant while Cammie is out of town, and is now faced with a decision that will change both of their lives forever.

Colombia / 19 min / Director Ruth Caudeli

Eva minus Candela is set two years after their relationship has ended. Although they seem to have remade their lives, they still have outstanding issues between them. 

United States / 10 min / Director Jeanette Sears

Throughout the 60’s, gay bars served as havens for a marginalized queer community across the country. Frequent police raids and laws dictating women to wear three pieces of “gender appropriate clothing” resulted in countless cases of police harassment, assault, and brutality. This tale follows Meg and Abigail as they navigate their interaction and coping process after one such raid. 


United States / 15 min / Director Rolla Selbak

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town and the world.


United States / 11 min / Director Kyra Sedgwick

Directed by Kyra Sedgwick and starring Ali Liebegott (who also wrote the short), Amy Landecker, and Linda Lavin, Girls Weekend centers around a painfully awkward—and then surprisingly touching—reunion between an estranged lesbian and her not-so-accepting family back home.

Australia / 13 min / Director Joshua Longhurst

It’s cherry season in Australia, and Shantelle has just discovered that her teenage half-sister, Tamara, is posting raunchy pics online.  With the help of a callow workmate, stop Shantelle must stop Tamara from crossing a dangerous line.


$10 Individual Tickets | $85 10-Passes
(Various Countries, 96 min)

Saturday, August 17

10:50am   Cinema Two

Wednesday, August 21

5:20pm   Cinema Two


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