Self-Portrait – 2023

Saturday, April 15, 3:15 PM

First Months of Freedom
Director: Kriss Li, Documentary, Canada, USA, 9 min
A woman’s first months off parole into the pandemic. Cat, a transgender woman in Tennessee who has been institutionalized since she was four years old, got off parole in 2020.

Director: Balázs Turai, Animation, Hungary, 14 min
After losing his fiancée and his good looks in a freak accident, Clyde must confront his inner demon.

Notice of Rejection
Director: Steven Vander Meer, Animation, USA, 13 min
The protagonist appears to be unmoved by historical barbarism and societal injustice — until Rejection hits home — then it’s a different story.

Tell You About: The Birds and the Bees, Sagittarius Rising
Director: Pollyanna Popermajer, Experimental, Sweden, 15 min
To the images of awakening spring, a woman talks to a man. She reflects on his actions towards her. Who she was and who she’s become.

Kristin dan Kuching Kuchingnya
Director: Michael Kam, Documentary, Singapore, 6 min
Shunned by her family, a 60-year-old trans woman seeks solace and balance between her faith, her identity and her beloved cats.

I’m At Home
Director: Philip Thompson, Experimental, USA, 13 min
The host of a children’s television show aimed for creativity starts experiencing burnout after needing to force that creativity every day.

To Fall
Director: Ivan Morales Jr., Animation, Germany, 14 min
After an accident, a man is forced to live with limitations. His everyday life is characterized by isolation and strenuous rehabilitation. A reflection on falling and getting up.