OUT/HERE SHORTS

CAAMFest’s OUT/HERE shorts program has been a staple of our festival for over a decade now. In this program, we showcase and celebrate the unique and bold stories from the LGBTQ+ diverse communities. From lesbian vampires to a gay relationship in turmoil, OUT/HERE is a real treasure of stories and storytellers.

THIS PROGRAM IS ON DEMAND AND INCLUDES Q&A. 

Co-Presenters: APIENCFRAMELINEMoments CoopThe Queer Paulettes

In this program


DUET

Directed by Shae Xu

In this sensual and dream-like film, an unspoken romance inevitably resurfaces when a high school music teacher meets an old colleague again and decides to perform together for the first time as piano duet partners after they’ve long since drifted apart from each other.

SUMMERWINTERSUMMER

Directed by Thy Tran

Struggling to deal with Martin’s disappearance, Duy resorts to anonymous hook-ups to escape the emptiness.

THE LEAF

Directed by William J. Zang

THE LEAF is a personal, poetic, documentary film about Director Will J. Zang’s experience as both a filmmaker and a gay immigrant during this pandemic.

LOVE X BITES

Directed by M. Noe, Yupar Momo

During Covid19 outbreak, two women enter the quarantine at a hotel and share a room.

CLUB QUARANTINE

Directed by Aurora Brachman

Every night during the Covid-19 lockdown, hundreds of people from around the world gather in a massive queer dance party known as ‘Club Quarantine.’

DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN

Directed by Edward Gunawan

DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN, a touching film by filmmaker Edward Gunawan explores his family’s intergenerational trauma and intersectional struggles as a queer Chinese Indonesian in this intimately personal video essay.