Shorts 1 + Q&A
April 1 @ 17:00 – 19:00 CEST
Shorts 1 (film programme) + Q&A – co-hosted by Kaboom Animation Festival
Location: Zaal | Times: 14:30-16:30| Tickets: €7 @ Cinetol
Maximus Skaff | USA | 2021 | 22 min | English
An exploration into the healing powers of sex work from both client and sex worker perspectives. Through the first episode of this reality-focused and nuanced docuseries we will help millions of individuals better understand the complexity and diversity of sex work, recognize the harmful impact of existing laws, and change the way we talk about criminality, sex and consent. We aim to educate, raise awareness, and build an audience we can mobilize to defend the rights of sex workers across the country.
Elodie Dermange | CH | 2017 | 5 min | English
As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her porn-loving soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself.
Jevon Boreland | Canada | 2018 | 10 min | English
Forget everything you heard and enter the world that many know of but know very little about. STRIPPED is the personal, untold story of Phylicia Carty, also known as Mz Lady Ice, whose life took her in the direction of becoming one of the most revolutionary urban exotic dancers in the Toronto adult entertainment industry. The enticing documentary showcases the struggles and triumphs that come with being a female stripper in a contemporary world that is now gaining mainstream acceptance.
Cupid Into Transmutation
Dexter Boldewijn | NL | 2022 | 13 min | English
The edgy and personal student film Cupid into Transmutation follows a transgender boy named Caesar living in a big city. On the run from his traumatic past, he tries to make a living as a camboy. Until he is suddenly sent into hysteria as his body starts to violently morph and transform beyond all recognition. Follow him in his search for acceptance and identity in this cruel world, focused on normality and outer beauty.
Lizzy and Seyyah
Kristian Petersen | Germany | 2018 | 10 min | German with English subtitles
Lizzy and Seyyah fuck!
Justin Ducharme | Canada | 2018 | 12 min | English
A simple and naturalistic approach to a day in the life of a two-spirit, male sex worker as he visits his clients. Positions is an unapologetic and realist exploration of sexual desire, the quest for financial stability, and the pursuit of agency over one’s own body.
Ara Choi | UK | 2018 | 5 min | English with subtitles
Happy Ending is a poetic animated documentary based on an anonymous online testimony of a Korean sex worker. She is forced to have her body used by others for their own pleasure. She suffers. However, she explores her body and desire to abolish social prejudices against sex workers.
Content warning: These films contain sexual contact and strong language.