›› Short Film Showcase - Gay Shorts A to Z ‹‹
Folk know that I just love the short film medium. Only just what is a film short? Well for many a first time director, producer, together with cast and crew, it’s a brilliant opportunity at professional filmmaking and the ideal means by which to home in on their craft in a self-contained story. For others however, it’s more than that. Namely a teaser taster of what could be, should funding be secured to develop their work into feature length duration and here cue such noted short to feature conversions as Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, Dare and Just One Time, to name but three.
Yet what all have in common is a fear of the void, given so many short films tragically come close to, if not disappear altogether in the cinematic void, never to be seen again. This in spite of the good folk at Peccadillo Pictures and other major film distributors tapping into this medium to deliver a series of critically acclaimed gay and lesbian short film DVD compilations. Other directors however escape the void, by airing their works on such mediums as YouTube, namely the perfect platform by which to showcase your talents on a worldwide stage.
Gay Celluloid is only too happy to promote the short film medium. Indeed for those in the trade reading this, short screeners are always welcome. Simply email me direct at: dave@gaycelluloid.com for further details.
In the meantime, presented below is a complete record of every gay short film review written to date, as Gay Celluloid takes pride in presenting its Short Film Showcase, including many a freeview, trailer and / or promotional clip. As they say in Hollywood - promotion always!
And as is obvious, here a BIG thank you goes to all respective parties for letting their works freeview for the benefit of the gay community, together with those interested in the short film medium at large. Note: YouTube links may expire without notice. No copyright infringement intended.
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›› 2010 IRIS Prize Short Film Festival reviews ±
 › 2010 IRIS Prize - programme 1 Bruderliebe | A Word | Broken Hart | Cake and Sand.
 › 2010 IRIS Prize - programme 2 Remember Me in Red | The Queen | Disarm | The Armoire | Tools 4 Fools.
 › 2010 IRIS Prize - programme 3 Gayby | Cannibals | Love and Red Spot Specials | Inflatable Swamp | 306 | Dear Dad | Masala Mama.
 › 2010 IRIS Prize - programme 4 Yossi & Yasmin | At Night I was Beautiful | Bedfellows | To the Marriage of True Minds.
 › 2010 IRIS Prize - programme 5 You Can’t Curry Love | Watch Over Me | Mosa | Bombshell.
 › 2010 IRIS Prize - programme 6 The Samaritan | Tech Support | The Single Mother | Professor Godoy | Organism | Engayging Lives.
›› Short Film DVD Compilations - Peccadillo Pictures / UK ±
 › Boys on Film 1 - Hard Love nine short films dealing with the issue of Hard Love.    Overall Duration: 147 mins.
 › Boys on Film 2 - In Too Deep nine short films featuring boys getting in too deep.    Overall Duration: 147 mins.
 › Boys on Film 3 - American Boy seven short films revealing more than meets the eye.    Overall Duration: 133 mins.
 › Boys on Film 4 - Protect Me
   From What I Want
nine short films of boys letting their desires, get the better of them!    Overall Duration: 149 mins.
 › Boys on Film 5 - Candy Boy nine short films showcasing how Boys will be Boys.    Overall Duration: 147 mins.
 › Boys on Film 6 - Pacific Rim eight Pacific Rim inspired short stories.    Overall Duration: 136 mins.
 › Boys on Film 7 - Bad Romance ten tales of dark desires and sweet affection.    Overall Duration: 165 mins.
›› Short Film DVD Compilations - Guest House Films / US ±
 › Volume 1 - Black Briefs six short films on a notably dark theme.    Overall Duration: 90 mins.
›› nos ±
 › 306 just how well do you know your partner? 2010 10 mins  US
 › 41 Seconds just who's the better kisser? 2006 4 mins  Germany
 › 575 Castro St a simple but powerful insight into the mind of Harvey Milk 2008 7 mins  US
›› A ±
 › A Christmas Story a trans-tender Christmas styled appetizer 2004 4 mins  US
 › A Fairy Tale boy meets boy; fairy godmother style 2010 10 mins  US
 › A Ferret Called Mickey a gentle tale with a bite to it 2003 10 mins  Ireland
 › A Little Comfort falling in love, adolescent style 2004 39 mins  France
 › A Little Drama O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou? 2004 7 mins  US
 › A Wonderful Day coming out, drag queen style 2003 13 mins  Australia
 › A Word a cinematic note on saying "I love you" 2010 18 mins  Israel
 › Affinity some men are straight, some are gay and some are bisexual 2008 10 mins  US
 › Afraid to be Gay the shocking undercurrent of sexual prejudice 2010 24 mins  UK
 › After a decidedly dark tale of sexual awakening 2010 12 mins  Canada
 › Ajumma! Are You Krazy??? a comical take on trying to get up close and personal 2009 26 mins  Hawaii, USA
 › All Over Brazil a father struggles to accept his sons liking for glitz 'n' glam 2003 10 mins  UK
 › Area X a wide-eyed boy gets captivated by a seductive hustler 2007 15 mins  US
 › Astoria, Queens going for your dreams - Astoria, Queens style! 2009 22 mins  US
 › At Night I was Beautiful a telling work on life after sex for sale 2010 9 mins  US
 › Attack things are not always Black and White 2005 7 mins  UK
 › Available Men a well-played comedy of errors 2006 15 mins  US
›› B ±
 › Backroom a telling work on a soulless environment 1999 13 mins  Spain
 › Basket et Maths a touching take on falling in love with your best friend 2009 7 mins  France
 › Bedfellows all the possibilities of you, romantic style 2010 15 mins  US
 › Between the Boys the story of an unconventional relationship 2004 4 mins  US
 › Bikini an animated tale of the Yellow Polka Dot Bikini kind 2004 7 mins  Sweden
 › Billy Turner's Secret the pain of prejudice, African-American style 1991 27 mins  US
 › Billy's Dad is a Fudge-Packer a 1950s public service film, double entendre style 2004 10 mins  US
 › Blokes - aka Block a coming-of-age styled Chilean history lesson 2010 15 mins  Chile
 › Bloodline shared values make for perfect blood brothers 2009 17 mins  US
 › Bombshell unspoken facts, family reactions, Aussie style 2009 15 mins  Australia
 › Boy Meets Boy a sweet story of first love served with a twist 2008 14 mins  South Korea
 › Boy Next Door a tale of sibling rivalry over the boy next door 1999 13 mins  US
 › BoyChick a gay take on Baby One More Time 2001 12 mins  US
 › Boys Grammar the shocking reality of male rape and ritualised hazing 2005 8 mins  Australia
 › Bramadero probably the most explicit short you're ever likely to see! 2007 21 mins  Mexico
 › Breakfast? - Frühstück? the story of love and commitment, scrambled style 2002 14 mins  Germany
 › Breath - Zucht a sweet tale of a teenage boys’ first crush 2007 10 mins  Netherlands
 › Breathe a gay teenagers’ first crush 2009 12 mins  US
 › Britain's Gay Footballers making the game, a beautiful one 2012 60 mins  UK
 › Broken Hart a gay Cupid’s Arrow, silent style 2009 25 mins  US
 › Bruderliebe a troubled soul confronts his past 2009 16 mins  Czech Republic
 › Bugcrush a terrifying take on gay love, teenage crush style 2006 36 mins  US
›› C - D ±
 › Cabalerno a tender tale of adolescent infatuation 2006 5 mins  US
 › Cairo Calling Egyptian tradition meets Canadian diversity, Mother style 2005 8 mins  Canada
 › Cake and Sand the cost of keeping love alive 2010 15 mins  Germany
 › Candy Boy an animated tale of first love served with a political punch 2007 13 mins  France
 › Cannibals close encounters of the homosexual kind 2009 19 mins  Spain
 › Cappuccino the raw reality of a gay teenager's first crush 2010 16 mins  Switzerland
 › Chicken a revealing tale of dare between two Irish lads 2001 3 mins  Ireland
 › Colonial Gods a powerful work on the ugly face of gentrification 2009 30 mins  US - UK
 › Comme Un Seul Homme a voyeuristic look into a French Rugby locker room 2001 15 mins  France
 › Communication a telling work on life, love and regret 2010 20 mins  New Zealand
 › Connected an intercut tale of lust, love and parting 2008 8 mins  US
 › Contact a beautifully told tale of love, loss and longing 2002 17 mins  Australia
 › Contracted a sweeping swipe at the infamous celluloid closet 2012 12 mins  UK
 › Cowboy a decidedly dark tale of gay love 2008 35 mins  Germany
 › Cowboy Forever a beautiful work on love and true friendship 2006 26 mins  France
 › Curious Thing testing the boundaries of a bromance styled friendship 2010 9 mins  US
 › Daddy's Boy a comical coming out tale, Aussie style 2006 8 mins  Australia
 › Dare dare you fall in love with Mr Straight? 2005 16 mins  US
 › David a laconic encounter between two men of varying age 2005 15 mins  Mexico
 › Davy and Stu an intense tale of first love 2006 13 mins  US
 › Dear Dad, Love Maria the poignant story of a letter of transgendered love 2009 4 mins  US
 › Diana the raw emotions of the transsexual heart and mind 2009 11 mins  UK
 › Different a delightful satire on sexual role reversal 2004 11 mins  US
 › Disarm just what is a real man meant to be? 2009 17 mins  Australia
 › Dish :) dishing the sex text dirt on adolescent sexual awakening 2009 15 mins  US
 › Don’t Ask a poignant piece on love, war and politics 2009 16 mins  US
 › Doors Cut Down a young man's insatiable desire for rest room sex 2000 17 mins  Spain
 › Downing a refreshingly variant take on the teenage party scene 2010 16 mins  UK
 › Dream Kitchen coming out, fantasy style 1999 8 mins  Ireland
 › Drive Thru a sex change service, animated style 2004 4 mins  US
 › Drowning a polished piece on the fear of losing the man you love 2009 20 mins  Australia
›› E - F ±
 › Embrasser Les Tigres tensions mount between brothers of opposing sexuality 2004 20 mins  France
 › En Colo - At Summer Camp the raging hormones of adolescent youth 2009 8 mins  France
 › Engayging Lives the diverse lives of four gay men living in Mumbai 2010 26 mins  India
 › Eros gay cinematic visibility, Malaysian style 2008 16 mins  Malaysia
 › F**KED a telling tale on casting caution to the wind 2011 11 mins  UK
 › Far West coming out, Western style 2003 17 mins  France
 › Fast Forward love and desire on the dance floor of life 2004 5 mins  Belgium
 › First Breath a child heralds an accomplished but hardly gay short 2004 20 mins  US
 › Float the short that became Children of God 2007 34 mins  Bahamas
 › Franswa Sharl a competition with a difference, Fiji style 2009 14 mins  Australia
 › Freak a close-up of the emotional times of a transgendered soul 2011 18 mins  US
 › Freunde - The Whiz Kids an atypical tale of adolescent sexual awakening 2001 21 mins  Germany
 › Frozen Roads the repercussions of not letting your heart run free 2010 18 mins  Canada
 › Fruitcake a comical take on making the yuletide gay 2003 20 mins  US
 › Fusion Man the ultimate gay superhero 2009 8 mins  France
 › Futures (and Derivatives) the fairy godmother of boardroom presentations! 2007 18 mins  US
›› G - H ±
 › Gais Gay Games the magic of the Gay Games, 2010 2011 30 mins  France
 › Gay Zombie a sexually confused zombie's search for acceptance 2007 20 mins  US
 › Gayby the ups and downs of making a baby, the old fashioned way 2010 11 mins  US
 › Go Go Reject an inspired send-up of the Go Go scene 2010 20 mins  US
 › Going Gay a telling work on a broken heart, first crush style 2004 12 mins  US
 › He Was Perfect the raw emotions of love, hurt and betrayal 2004 14 mins  US
 › Heiko a decidedly dark tale of fetish disrespect 2008 13 mins  Portugal
 › HerzHaft a thought-provoking work on the adolescent heart 2007 15 mins  Germany
 › History a bittersweet short on dark events of the past 2004 17 mins  US
 › Hitchcocked a scary play on the classic Hitchcock shower scene 2006 8 mins  US
 › Housemates coming out to mother dearest 2009 5 mins  Australia
›› I - J ±
 › I Want Your Love a sexually explicit teaser of things to come 2010 14 mins  US
 › In Between Silence words on life and love, in between the sound of silence yr ? 8 mins  Spain
 › In The Closet a one-nighter, like no other! 2008 14 mins  US
 › Inflatable Swamp the naked desire for human contact 2010 13 mins  UK
 › Inside Sport Special - The Last Taboo the reality about coming out in the so-called Beautiful Game 2010 30 mins  UK
 › Is One of You Eddie? appearances can be deceptive, West Hollywood style 2006 8 mins  US
 › James a frank look at the coming-of-age experience 2008 17 mins  UK
 › Just Friends? an ever so sweet take on boys in love 2009 29 mins  South Korea
 › Juste un peu de réconfort falling in love, adolescent style 2004 39 mins  France
›› K - L ±
 › Kali Ma retribution time for a homophobic bully, Kali Ma style! 2007 14 mins  India - US
 › Kissing Tigers tensions mount between brothers of opposing sexuality 2004 20 mins  France
 › Last Call a compelling tale of a last chance saloon for love 2009 18 mins  US
 › Last Full Show a lesson in love; Death in Venice style 2005 18 mins  Philippines
 › Latch Key a comical tale of brothers of opposing sexuality 2005 12 mins  US
 › Le Weekend an assured journey of self-discovery 2007 15 mins  UK
 › Les incroyables aventures de Fusion Man the ultimate gay hero, superhero style 2009 8 mins  France
 › Little Boy Blues the need for love set against the desire for sex 2005 23 mins  US
 › Love and Other Red Spot Specials shopping for love, trans townie style 2008 5 mins  Australia
 › Love Bite coming out, only not as us boys know it! 2008 3 mins  Australia
 › LOVE, 100°C coming-of-age with a sexual kick 2010 22 mins  South Korea
 › Lucky Blue gay first love for those whose words, don't come easy 2007 28 mins  Sweden
›› M - N ±
 › Masala Mama a tale of villains, superheros and stereotypical gay visibility 2010 8 mins  Singapore
 › Mirror Mirror mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest drag queen ... 2008 10 mins  Australia
 › Mirrors an elegant take on the first stage of coming out 2007 14 mins  Canada
 › More Coffee a compelling University piece on life’s accidents 2003 14 mins  US
 › Mosa a powerful short on a horrific real life practice 2010 15 mins  UK
 › My Last Ten Hours With You the bittersweet emotions of a final farewell 2007 15 mins  Australia
 › My Name is Love an insightful work on the issue of male rape 2008 20 mins  Sweden
 › Neurotica a comical take on the thoughts of a bar's diverse patrons 2008 14 mins  US
 › Night Swimming the diverging sexual identities of two best friends 2005 19 mins  US
 › Nights In Love - Kär I Natten an ever so dark love story 2005 29 mins  Sweden
 › No Ordinary Joe a Joe Orton inspired coming-of-age story 2005 12 mins  UK
 › Non-Love-Song a fond farewell, non love song style 2009 8 mins  US
›› O - P ±
 › O Beautiful the ugly face of sexual prejudice 2002 29 mins  US
 › OEDIPE -[n+1] science fiction with a homosexual bite to it 2003 26 mins  France
 › Omar a powerful take on letting your rainbow heart run free 2009 9 mins  France
 › On All Floors a film appetiser; short and laced with a surprise or two 2002 3 mins  UK
 › One on One Come Dancing, sexuality irrelevant style 2010 10 mins  US
 › Oranges two teenagers sample their first kiss, gay style 2003 11 mins  Australia
 › Organism lesbian relationship blues, unsure of love style 2009 13 mins  US
 › Out Now a gay winters coming out tale 2005 20 mins  Germany
 › Packed Lunch an exposé of the male equivalent of the Wonder Bra 2005 24 mins  Australia
 › Pasajero - Passing Through a touching look at life’s hellos and goodbyes 2010 13 mins  Spain
 › Pauline a touching talking head monologue, lesbian style 2009 8 mins  France
 › Popcorn & Coke an ever so tender story of mixed seduction 2004 8 mins  UK
 › Postmortem a spark of romance still simmers for ex-lovers 2004 16 mins  US
 › Precious Moments a controversial work addressing the legal age of consent 2002 17 mins  Norway
 › Professor Godoy a compelling cinematic equation of love 2009 14 mins  Brazil
 › Promise a disturbing look at love and commitment 2008 20 mins  US
 › Protect Me from What I Want a touching ‘boys first time’ story 2009 14 mins  UK
›› Q - R ±
 › Rapid Guy Movement speed-dating your way to love; gay style 2003 8 mins  US
 › Real Fiction the cost of fame and fortune 2008 21 mins  US
 › Recruiting could you be tempted to switch sides? 2005 9 mins  US
 › Remember Me in Red the raw emotions of grief and loss, transgender style 2010 15 mins  US
 › Remission the horror of cancer returning 2010 14 mins  US
 › Rock 'n' Roll Suicide the puppetry promo Bowie never made 2005 3 mins  UK
 › Ron the Zookeeper animated fun for adults, claymation style 2007 7 mins  Australia
›› S ±
 › Same Difference twin brothers comes to realise that they are not so alike 2002 11 mins  UK
 › Saturday 3PM friends, football and coming out 2006 8 mins  UK
 › Scarred appearances, at times, can be deceptive 2006 10 mins  UK
 › Screen Test so when are you gonna kiss me, screen test style? 2007 4 mins  US
 › Seafood a well-observed tale on the search for love and / or sex 2004 10 mins  UK
 › Secrets a kinky game of sexual revelation 2007 15 mins  US
 › Serene Hunter a refreshingly honest examination of gay relationships 2007 13 mins  France
 › Shakespeare's Sonnets a tender tale of gay affection 2005 7 mins  US
 › Shame a homophobic journalist gets more than he bargained for! 1994 17 mins  UK
 › Shame No More a parody on societies attitude to those of differing sexuality 1999 12 mins  US
 › Signage growing older in today’s youth-obsessed gay world 2007 12 mins  US
 › Silver Road never did a fond farewell, say so much 2008 13 mins  Canada
 › Solace a cautionary tale on the perils of online dating 2007 14 mins  US
 › Spin the raw emotions of the teenage heart and mind 2002 10 mins  UK
 › Spring getting more than you asked for; S&M style 2011 13 mins  UK
 › Stand Up a stand against homophobic bullying 2011 4 mins  Ireland
 › Starcrossed the controversial love between a pair of star-crossed lovers 2005 15 mins  US
 › Staying Together an emotional work on love and commitment 2004 8 mins  US
 › Steam a homosexual heaven or spiritual hell? 2009 15 mins  US
 › Straight Boys an earnest take on falling in love, the best friend way 2006 14 mins  US
 › Strokes a work on life, love and regret 2009 24 mins  US
 › Styx a sorry journey navigating the end of a relationship 2003 24 mins  Germany
 › Summer an intimate portrayal of gay first love 2006 9 mins  UK
 › Summer Blues a sweet tale of a teenage crush taken a touch too far 2002 25 mins  Norway
 › Sunday devotion of the long-term variety, true love style 2004 4 mins  US
 › Sweat is everyone looking for sex on the gay sauna scene? 2008 15 mins  UK
›› T ±
 › Take-out a cinematic take-out of the coming out variety 2000 38 mins  Canada
 › Tanjong Rhu cruising, men and police entrapment 2008 19 mins  Singapore
 › Target Audience a comical satire on the subject of sexual identity 2002 8 mins  US
 › Tech Support lesbian love and romance, support style 2009 9 mins  US
 › Teddy unconditional love, Teddy style 2009 13 mins  New Zealand
 › That Thing We Do a sweet, if time shift take on the coming out scenario 2003 16 mins  Canada
 › The Armoire a tale of imaginary friends and psychological demons 2009 22 mins  Canada
 › The Bridge a poignant work on immigration and separation 2005 8 mins  Australia
 › The Burning Boy a well-executed, if ultimately tragic coming out tale 2001 13 mins  Australia
 › The Golden Pin a stylish open-ended tale of boys in love 2009 16 mins  Canada
 › The Island a gays only island - a 'homo-utopia' or not? 2009 6 mins  Canada
 › The Moment After a poignant work that charts all the possibilities of you 2002 13 mins  US
 › The New Tenants the apartment move from hell 2009 20 mins  Denmark - US
 › The Orchard the compelling story of family loyalty v true love 2006 14 mins  US
 › The Postcard a pure sunny short tale of teenage romance 2007 15 mins  South Korea
 › The Queen a sweet and tender prom night for the boys 2009 7 mins  US
 › The Samaritan a good Samaritan, or perhaps not? 2010 29 mins  Norway
 › The Silent Landscape the harsh repercussions of being gay and Muslim 2004 8 mins  Norway
 › The Single Mother singleton and parenthood, silent style 2009 6 mins  US
 › The Strange Ones the story of a teen with an unanswered tale to tell 2011 14 mins  US
 › The Traitor - Haboged an alarming take on when love turns cold 2009 14 mins  Israel
 › The Visitor an accomplished, if surreal surfing take on life and love 2002 29 mins  Australia
 › The Young and Evil a poignant piece on the rise in the HIV infection rate 2008 15 mins  US
 › The Young Prime Minister when a colour is just a colour 2010 11 mins  Canada
 › Those Clouds - Esas Nubes a lovers sexual recollections of his dead partner 2003 11 mins  Spain
 › Ties a gay twist on the advice about girls sermon 2008 6 mins  US
 › To the Marriage of True Minds a poignant political piece on love and and human rights 2010 11 mins  UK
 › Tools 4 Fools the outrageous story of recycling gone mad 2009 8 mins  US
 › Traces a profoundly sad sermon on living in the closet 2008 20 mins  US
 › Trevor a sensitive short on self acceptance, against suicide 1994 23 mins  US
 › Two Minutes After Midnight a comical take on how the man of your dreams, may not be! 2003 11 mins  UK
 › Twoyoungmen, UT a short road movie about life and finding your place in it 2009 17 mins  US
›› U - Z ±
 › Un Chant d'Amour the most influential gay short film in European history 1950 25 mins  France
 › Vandals a raw, graffiti styled, depiction of gay love 2008 17 mins  Switzerland
 › Verona a modern gay take on Romeo and Juliet 2010 22 mins  Canada
 › VGL Hung! it's what's on the inside that counts, Eurocreme style 2007 20 mins  UK
 › Video Night making a video, turn nasty 2010 6 mins  US
 › Watch Over Me a rollercoaster ride of twist in the tale thrills. 2010 14 mins  Israel
 › Weekend in the Countryside man's best friend turns nasty when rejection = revenge 2007 16 mins  France
 › What can I do with a Male Nude? a homoerotically charged tale of sexual censorship 1985 24 mins  UK
 › What Grown-Ups Know facing up to the responsibilities of life, adult style 2004 30 mins  Australia
 › What's Up with Adam? a sweet depiction of gay first love 2005 24 mins  UK
 › Who Leads a telling piece on the departures and arrivals of life and love 2011 8 mins  US
 › Winner Takes All fighting for your man - literally 2011 17 mins  US
 › Working It Out six sexy minutes of sexual infidelity 2007 6 mins  Australia
 › Wrestling love within the macho world of Glima male wrestling 2007 21 mins  Iceland
 › Yeah No Definitely an assured study on a platonic male friendship 2007 14 mins  US
 › Yossi & Jagger a gay love story set against the backdrop of war 2002 65 mins  Israel
 › Yossi & Yasmin present day voices of times past 2008 7 mins  Israel
 › You Can’t Curry Love a Bollywood styled romantic delight 2009 23 mins  US
 › You, Me & Him could unexpectedly raising a child force lovers apart? 2007 18 mins  Brazil
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