With Valentine’s day around the corner, we wanted to invite you to watch this mini selection of internationally praised short films focusing on the ups and downs of the most potent force of all.
Ditch an outdated box of chocolates, and treat yourself to this dynamic and heart-warming LOVE+ programme, with queer stories portraying affection, attraction, desire and all emotions that come with it.
All films are available online for free and curated for everyone to watch.
curated by: Gati Varillas
artwork: LOVE+ (C) Raquel Torres
FREDDIE MERCURY – LOVE ME LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW | DIRECTORS’ CUT by Beth David & Esteban Bravo (USA, 2020, 4 min, music video)
Reimagined story of a couple from the 1980s.
CORNETTO CUPIDITY LOVE STORIES (USA/UK, 2017, 9 minutes, Rom-Com)
Game, set and it’s a match made in heaven when a young girl finds herself as an accidental target for love. Her relationship with a tennis pro doesn’t start off well but will our Cupid, Lily Allen help to bring them together?
BABY by Jessie Levandov (USA, 2020, 8 min, fiction)
A queer coming-of-age love story that introduces us to the world of Ali, a Dominican-American teenager from the Bronx, on a Saturday afternoon.
MARRY UP by Matteo Polo (Italy, 2015, 1 min, fiction)
Getting ready for the big day.
THE DEVOTION PROJECT: FOREMOST IN MY MIND by Antony Osso (USA, 2013, 9 minutes, documentary)
Two sassy women of colour recount their love story. This is the sixth short film created for THE DEVOTION PROJECT.
LAVENDER by Matthew Puccini (USA, 2020, 10 min, fiction)
A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple. Lavender premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
KIKI AND THE MXFITS by Leslie J. Gabel-Brett (USA, 2018, 6 min, fiction)
Following Chiquilla and her crew of misfit bleacher brats during their senior year of high school. A story about finding strength in love and friendship.