AGAPE, 5min., Canada, Dance
AGAPE is a short dance film loosely inspired by the film "If Beale Street Could Talk". It takes us on a journey of Black love in everyday moments through movement. It is a letter to the potential hope of life and love.
Directed by Zoe Edwards
Listen to podcast interview with filmmaker: https://...
AND WE COLLIDE, 19min., China, Romance / LGBTQ+
Inspired by the local rocket launch site, And We Collide depicts an unexpected tropical encounter. This is a story about two men, two worlds and one real rocket.
Directed by Dongni Lanca Li
Cast: Huang Kejing, Wang Yancheng. Sun Jiatong. Ye Zi
BODIES OF WATER, 14min., USA, Drama / LGBTQ+ / Romance
It's 1982, Marsh is 24 years old, and he struggles with a tormenting secret. Feeling disconnected human relationships others take for granted, Marsh treads water in the often painful doldrums of everyday life.
One night, a spark ignites Marsh's imagination of what could be and he embarks on a pr...
SHUKRAN HABIBI, 35min., Finland, Drama/Romance/LGBTQ+
Refuge man Mohamed finds a special connection with Kristian, a finnish family man.
Directed by Ville Tanttu
Cast: Bakr Hassan, Patrick Henriksen
TUXEDO TERRACE short film, 12min., LGBTQ+ / Comedy / Romance
When the government begins to inspect their marriage, a gay immigrant and his lesbian wife throw a dinner party in an attempt to fool the INS; but soon realize that they aren't the only ones hiding something.
Directed by Carmine Bicchetti
Cast: Paul Fox...
HANN short film, 13min., USA, Romance, Drama, LGBT
Andri, an anxious teenage boy, hides and represses his sexuality in fear of his masculine father's reaction but, on the eve of Andri's first date, he finds a clever way to reveal his secret.
Directed by Runar Thor Sigurb...
COUNTING short film, 10min., USA, Romance/LGBTQ+
In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.
Directed by Dan Pal
Written by Kari Morris
Cast: Kenzie Seibert, Carolyn Reynolds, Joan McGrath
LATE NIGHT SWIM short film, 21min., USA, Romance/Drama/Comedy
"Late Night Swim" is an introspective psychedelic narrative about a man drifting through his days, until his vibrant ex-girlfriend appears in a dream, only to wake him up to life.
MORNING AFTER short film, 15min., USA, LGBTQ+/Romance
After a long time abroad, a young man returns home and reunites with friends. A sensual game amongst them forces him to confront deep conflicts within himself that lead to a powerful awakening.
Director: Patricia Chica
Writer: Kristian Hodko
Cast; Thomas Vallières, Kristian Hodko, Zoé De Grand...
PROVERBIAL LUCK short film, 5min., Germany, Comedy/Romance
Idioms garnish our language, but are often hard to translate. This comedy helps to illustrate them and tells the story of two neighbours, who become enamoured. The "foam-beater" (boaster) Hanspeter throws an eye after an addleheaded Annemarie, but she just "shows him the bird" (indicates that he ...
ROOFTOP INTERMISSION, 9min., USA, Romance / Black & White
Seeking a momentary respite from the strains of life in 2020, two strangers from the same building end up on a roof together and make a socially distant connection. (Shot on a mobile phone by the sheltering-in-place cast.)
A QUICK LOVE STORY, 7min., Comedy/Romance
Lovable but lonely Steve finally meets a woman who understands him. Unfortunately she is an online survey. A short rom-com for anyone who's ever given their email address away.
Steve, garçon sympathique mais seul, rencontre enfin une femme qui le comprend. Malh...
BOOKENDS, 6min, USA, Romance/Drama
An empty-nester couple rekindle their flame after realizing how much love and care, though they express it in totally different ways, they have for each other.
Written & Directed by Lai Jiang
Cast: Shelly Kurtz, DeeDee Michaels
Cinematography: DeeDee Michaels
JAKE & JULIA, 12min., USA, Comedy/Romance
During an overnight hotel stay after a depressing engagement party, a young couple decide to pursue a spontaneous erotic fantasy.
Let's be honest. Far too often, reading a director's statement for a short film is an exercise in tolerating unhealthy levels of self-indulgence fr...
GRUF & ME, 9min., Israel, Live Action/Animation
Gruf is a graffiti character that comes to life in animation. Gruf falls in love with the street artist who created him. He desperately tries to find her in the shabby streets of Tel Aviv and discovers that inter-dimensional love is not easy.
A SIGN, 17min., France, Romance
UN SIGNE is a bitter-sweet rom-com whose progress is paradoxically familiar and surprising. Everyone can identify with the young woman and has known a similar story, yet no one knows how this romance will end.
An unnamed young woman walks in the streets of Montréal, all set up for Christmas. Thi...
THE WEDDING SONG, 13min., USA, Romance/Drama
When bride-to-be Mae hits a wall writing a song for her future husband, she solicits the guidance of her musician friend Johnnie, who helps her find the inspiration she was lacking.
Written & Directed by Thia Schuessler & Rex New
Produced by Rex New
Cast: Thia Schuessler, Will Dickerson
COFFEE WITH EXES, 10min,. USA, Comedy/Romance
This female driven plot depicts a woman reconnecting with her former relationships as she struggles to figure it out romantically. From the "Here's Your Shit Back coffee" to the "Wanna Hook Up for Old Time's Sake coffee", Jess reconnects with all her exes over multiple cups of Joe. Ultimately, sh...
LIT, 5min., USA, Romance/Comedy
Two childhood friends agree to "get lit" and sleep together on New Year's Eve.
Written & Directed by Sarah Schuessler
Co-Writer: Thia Schuessler
Cinematographer: Marisa DeMarini
Composer: Benjamin Stanton
Cast: Thia Schuessler, Al Rahn
I’ve been directing my sister sinc...
VIOLET AND JUNE, 7min., Canada, Romance/Comedy
Violet & June is a short film about falling in love, the terror of being alive in a cold heartless universe, and butts.
Written & Directed by Linnea Ritland
Produced by Sean Lai, Mia Miller, Linnea Ritland
Cast: Monica Bowman, Emily Lê
THE SECRET LIVES OF TEACHERS, 12min., USA, Romance/Comedy
A romantic story about two eccentric teachers who find love and each other through a shared passion for a very unique hobby.
Directed by Steve Anderson
Written by Judith Tobi Eisenberg & Aaron Seever
Cast: Judith Tobi Eisenberg, Aaron Seever, Harris Kendall, Sean Dillingham
PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY, 9min., USA, Romance
We all search desperately for true love, and for this quirky couple the only way is to get on a mattress... but not in the way you think.
Directed by Derek Osinski
I'M PRESS, 9min., USA, Romance/Comedy
Presly Jones, a beautiful yet insecure environmentalist goes on her first date in a very long time. With the help of her best friends, Presly gets two ear fulls of advice during the date and soon realizes the extra assistance may be more problematic than depending on herself alone.
THE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY, 7min., USA, Comedy/Romance
Writer/Director/Producer: Jared LaPine & Wil Granderos
Cast: Timothy Granderos, Chelsea, Aldean