2018/ USA/ 18 Min/ Drama
Directed by Christopher Litten
Starring: Natalia Selevenova, Eiji inoue
An adult film performer meets a mysterious producer and discovers the true price of fame.
The Girls Were Doing Nothing
2018/ Isreal, UK/ 17 Min/ Drama
Directed by Dekel Berenson
Starring: Malcolm Jeffries, Katie Alexander Thom, Jolie Stanford
The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul – our basic needs for stability, comfort and routine which clash with equality strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom.
2018/ USA/ 18 Min/ Drama
Directed by Benjamin Capps
Starring: Benjamin Capps, Katherine Bellantone
A self-obsessed corporate executive, plagued by past sexual humiliation walks a blood-stained path of sacrilege to ultimately face his demons in the flesh.
2018/ CANADA/ 6 Min/ Experimental
Directed by Sydney Southam
This video essay is a response to the artist’s experience working as a stripper. What began as a beautiful and exciting adventure quickly turned dark as the artist was criticized and ultimately fired for not having an augmented body. This piece explores what happens to ones relationship to our own bodies when one performs professionally for the male gaze.
Horror, Sex, and Hair Curlers
2018/ FRANCE/ 19 Min/
Directed by Philippe Solange
Starring: Karine Lyachenko, Jordan Large, Olivier Ruidavet
Today, Françoise is spying on her husband Robert, who she suspects of cheating on her. The hairdresser is right to trust her instinct… She spots Robert stepping inside a gay sex club with a young man, as handsome as he is mysterious. Françoise is furious but she has no idea how weird and horrific this day is about to get!
2018/ USA/ 3 Min/ Animation
Directed by Bradford Uyeda
A mad doctor replaces a geriatric patients hip with one straight from hell. A year later the patient begins to see changes while living at a senior living space. Mayhem and gore galore! Music by Decrepit Birth drummer 66Samus and Animated by Brad Uyeda.
2018/ USA/ 6 Min/ Exploitation
Directed by Nicholas Santos
Charles is deeply in debt and desperate to save his kidnapped dog. In a last-ditch effort to secure the ransom, Charles returns home to ask his wealthy, widowed mother for help.
2018/ Finland, Portugal/ 15 Min/ Comedy
Directed by Francisco Lacerda and Francisco A. Lopes
Starring: Francisco A. Lopes, Mário Roberto, Tomás Ornelas
Jorge, a freelancer camera-man, faces abusive clients and late payments for his gigs all too often. One day, what appears to be just another simple wedding ceremony to shoot, turns out to be a living nightmare.
Heel on Red, The Life and Photography of Sam Holden
2018/ USA/ 29 Min/ Documentary
Directed by Charles Cohen
A photographer with a sideshow interest in fetish gigs isn’t that unusual, but having his story told as a visual personal essay by his long-time girlfriend, Donna Sherman, offers some deep looks into a hard to articulate passion.
Sherman was a participant and champion of his art, but at times struggled to accept the endless stream of women injected into their personal relationship.
In Heel on Red, Sherman explores her conflict, including how Holden’s pursuit strained their relationship made more complicated due to her conviction that he traversed the clichés of fetish photography into the sanctity of art.