8pm Egyptian Theatre|
Chance meetings in the wilderness, love lost despite best intentions, and epic fails that forge stronger and deeper bonds make this year's Gala Shorts program spectacular. Filmmakers from L.A. to Vietnam bring us stories that will quicken our heartbeats, make us dab away the tears, inspire hearty laughter, and let us revel in a little romance.
Fusion Achievement Award WinnerAngela Robinson *Presented by Rutina Wesley (Tara) and Kristin Bauer (Pam) of "True Blood."
Outfest is honored to present its annual Fusion Achievement Award to writer, director and producer Angela Robinson. In a relatively short period of time, Robinson has already distinguished herself as a prolific filmmaker comfortable in a variety of both genres and media, as she moves back and forth between film, television and the web. Her short film D.E.B.S. drew sufficient acclaim to provide Robinson the opportunity to make her feature debut with an expanded version of the action-comedy about schoolgirl super-spies and the villainesses who love them. Premiering at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, D.E.B.S. opened many doors to Robinson, on the big screen (with HERBIE: FULLY LOADED, she became the first out lesbian to direct a Disney family comedy), the small screen (she has multiple episodes of hits like "The L Word," "True Blood" and "Hung," among others, to her credit) and the web, where she created the outrageous "Girltrash!" series that led to the upcoming feature GIRLTRASH: ALL NIGHT LONG!, which Robinson wrote and produced). Outfest salutes Angela Robinson for an accomplished career that remains very much still in progress.
Dir. Erica Cho, 2013, 3 min
This chance encounter amidst lush greenery is a dance of queer-transgender desire.
Dir. Adelina Anthony, 2013, 13 min
This throwback to the mid-'80s stays true to the music and fashion of the era and movingly captures the social pressures of high school that defy time and place.
Rookie and the Runner
Dir. Augie Robles, 2012, 10 min
A yearning for afternoon delight in a public park puts a wily young jogger's stamina to the test.
Uncle and Son
Dir. Dinh Anh Nguyen, 2012, 15 min
This Vietnamese fable brought to life shows how a young boy's naïveté threatens the precious bond that he and his uncle share.
Kimchi Fried Dumplings
Dir. Jason Karman, 2012, 15 min
The tension between brothers reaches a boiling point when they all come together to celebrate Christmas with their aging parents.
The First Date
Dir. Janella Lacson, 2012, 7 min
When commiserating in the bathroom goes wrongthis playful film sweetly captures the awkwardness and excitement of new love. Winner of the Outfest 2012 Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film.
Maybe Next Season
Dir. Lex Kennedy, 2012, 7 min
Andrew arranges a fancy dinner under the stars to introduce his family to his boyfriend Dante. If the quaint setting doesn't soften them up, maybe something else will.
Rad Queers: Payasos L.A.
Dir. Graham Kolbeins, 2013, 9 min
A playful yet inspiring documentary about a group of Latino go-go dancers who bring a clown aesthetic to the leather scene.
The Fusion Party
Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary of Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival! We'll gather together under the open sky in the courtyard of the historic Egyptian Theatre for dancing, mingling, and toasting our collective loveliness. For your pleasure we'll offer cocktails and treats and some custom grooves to slide up next to that sexy someone.
Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival brings together a diverse population in a shared cultural experience.
The festival features 30 short and feature-length films from around the world that reflect a wide array of LGBT stories, as well as panel discussions, special events and parties. Fusion gives participants an opportunity to see reflections of their own experience and to deepen their understanding of other LGBT communities of color. Nearly 5000 people from across Southern California participate in the festival, which is located at the American Cinematheque and at REDCAT.
Fusion films have included: PARIAH, PEDRO, THE SKINNY, THE PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH, FIT, BAM BAM AND CELESTE, PORTRAIT OF JASON and many more!
March 22 23, 2013.
Grauman's Egyptian Theater (View)
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
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