Flare 2019: Children Alike by Julia Boström

Flare 2019: Children Alike by Julia Boström

When Hanna’s brother introduces her to his new girlfriend, Wilma, it transpires to be an awkward time since they are definitely not strangers to each other. Director, Julia Boström, speaks to us about her short film, Children Alike, and the importance of standing up for your vision as a director.

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Flare 2019: The Date by Emmalie El Fadli

Flare 2019: The Date by Emmalie El Fadli

As the title of The Date suggests, this short film shows the first date of two women who are both hoping to feel the chemistry they’ve shared whilst chatting online. Director, Emmalie El Fadli, speaks to us about making happy films and the positive parts of meeting people online.

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Flare 2019: Misdirection by Carly Usdin

Flare 2019: Misdirection by Carly Usdin

A college freshman uses magic to escape her broken heart and obsessive-compulsive disorder in queer comedy short, Misdirection. Director, Carly Usdin, talks to us here about creating quite a personal story and balancing the comedy and positive representation.

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Flare 2019: Turning by Linnéa Haviland

Flare 2019: Turning by Linnéa Haviland

Through beautiful hand drawn animation, Linnéa Haviland expresses how love and community can soothe hate and offer support in her experimental short film, Turning. She speaks to us about the joys of working with others and looking after yourself whilst working.

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Flare 2019: Tomorrow Island by Gwenn Joyaux

Flare 2019: Tomorrow Island by Gwenn Joyaux

A Russian Inuit couple are attempting to escape their difficult situation on the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message in the outbreak of the Cold War. Gwenn Joyaux, director of Tomorrow Island, speaks to us about different kinds of borders dividing us all and creating female and LGBTQ+ stories for the screen.

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Flare 2019: Wicked Women by Anna Brownfield

Flare 2019: Wicked Women by Anna Brownfield

The short documentary, Wicked Women, focuses on a radical BDSM magazine of the same name which turned the 1980s Australian gay scene upside down. The director, Anna Brownfield, talks to us about the amazing history of the magazine and the significance it still holds today.

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