Program 37 – Safe Space


Shorts Program

Safe Space
Sunday, October 16 1:00 PM LITTLE THEATRE 1


USA / 2015 / 4 min. | Directed by: Allen Martsch

In this sweet animated vignette, a young boy goes through the joy and anxiety of a high school crush.


USA / 2015 / 6 min. | Directed by: Lance McDaniel

A bout of school bullying transforms into a defiant dance of joy and freedom when two handsome outcasts find each other in solidarity, and perhaps a little romance.

Little Doll

Ireland / 2016 / 12 min. | Directed by: Kate Dolan

After a chance meeting, preteens Elenore and Alex instantly connect. Same-sex crushes aren’t easy though, especially with friends like Alex’s.


Sweden / 2016 / 11 min. | Directed by: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

(In Swedish with English subtitles)
When 7-year old Philip discovers something unexpected about his older brother Sebastian, whom he adores and admires, he doesn’t quite know how to handle it.

An Evening

Denmark / 2016 / 10 min. | Directed by: Søren Green

(In Danish with English subtitles)
In this follow up to last year’s An Afternoon, Mathias and Frederik gets to finally spend the afternoon together the way they’ve always fantasized. But the evening brings a whole new set of emotions.

Summer Haze

USA / 2014 / 13 min. | Directed by: Mauricio Rivera Hoffman

Charlie has been in love with her best friend Lily for three years. At their high school graduation party Charlie will find out once and for all where she stands.

On The Roof

Spain / 2015 / 12 min. | Directed by: Damià Serra Cauchetiez

(In Spanish with English subtitles)
Everyday at the same time, five boys climb up one of the high-rise rooftops to watch a hot girl sunbathe topless. But on this particular afternoon, a naked sexy man also shows up in the next rooftop giving one of the boys excitement and anxiety.

Dance Card

Australia / 2015 / 7 min. | Directed by: Renée Crea

Cara is worried how her grandfather will react to something important she wants to tell him.

Dinner With Jeffrey

USA / 2016 / 13 min. | Directed by: Sam Greisman

Oliver has just come out of the closet, still struggling with the feeling that he doesn’t fit in. When Uncle Jeffrey invites Oliver to dinner to share his experience and wisdom of the gay scene, Oliver gets an education he wasn’t expecting.


USA / 2016 / 10 min. | Directed by: Michael Paulucci

An African-American teenager decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken-word performance only to be distracted by an uninvited guest.