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Queer Shorts at Reel Love

Guest Curated by Indie Boots Film Festival

At Reel Love Film Festival 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012 . 1pm
The Marquee Theater, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI
Free and open to the public

Indie Boots Film Festival is thrilled to guest curate "Queer Shorts at Reel Love" for Reel Love Film Festival 2012. This 90 minute program brings a diverse group of LGBTQ short films to Madison, WI. From award-winning festival favorites to new experiments in queer cinema, this program has something for everyone, with comedies, dramas, animation, documentaries, foreign films, music films, funded projects, micro-budget, and even a film featuring UW alumni. A Q&A will take place immediately following the screening. For the full list of films, please visit www.indieboots.org. For the full Reel Love Film Festival schedule, please visit Reel Love Film Festival.

Films Include:

Listing does not reflect running order. All films are not rated. The program runs approximately 83 minutes.


  • 2012 Indie Boots Audience Award Honorable Mention
  • Comedy . 17 Minutes . Trailer
  • Director: Dara Sklar . Producers: Lex Sloan, Amy Anner, Amanda Vigil, Dara Sklar
  • Featuring: Tali Petschek, Meredith Slater, Amanda Vigil, Andy MacLennan, Alaia Zeno, Alexa Inkles, Kato Schasiepen, Ariana Zeno
  • Fluid is hilariously breaking the tea/coffee binary! In this playful satire on strictly enforced identities, androgynous Angie's transgressive coffee drinking threatens not only her friendships, but also her position on the tea-drinkers-only "Ice Teasers" flag football team.

The Fox in the Snow

  • Featuring UW-Madison Department of Theatre and Drama Alumni Breahan Eve Pautsch and Cyra K. Polizzi. Brea, Cyra and director Richard Paro were all born and raised in Wisconsin.
  • Comedy . 10 Minutes . Trailer
  • Director/Writer: Richard Paro
  • Featuring: Ashely Bagot, Carrie Bain, Travis Barnhart, Kate Brown, Naomi Finkelstein, Crystal Hartford, Lauren Hearter, Chakira Lane, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Cyra K. Polizzi
  • A women's bible study meeting takes an unexpected turn when the members' true motives are revealed.


  • Musical Comedy . 12 Minutes . Trailer
  • Director: Maria Bock . Writers: Lars Jacobsen, Maria Bock . Producer: Tomas Evjen
  • Featuring: Frank Kjosas, Marit Adeleide Andreassen, Randolf Walderhaug, Ole Giaever
  • A lively musical with meticulous choreography and beautiful scenery about a young man's infectious quest to be himself and love whomever he wants... even a skallamann!

The Queen of My Dreams

  • Experimental Documentary . 3 Minutes
  • Directors/Writers: Fawzia Mirza, Ryan Logan
  • Featuring: Fawzia Mirza, Mouzam Makkar
  • As a young girl, Fawzia Mirza fell under the spell of Bollywood heroines and their promise of love and feminine perfection. As an adult, she looks back and re-imagines the epic romance in the classic film, "Aradhana," in a new light.

Make A Mate

  • Animation . 3 Minutes
  • Director: Jennifer Jordan Day
  • A lonely woman finds a magical shop where she can craft an ideal mate.


  • Action . 6 Minutes
  • Director: Roland Wiryawan
  • In this short film, made in the style of martial arts movies, our protagonist Lee is no ordinary warrior, but not just because of her gender identity.

Reverse Cowgirl

  • Comedy . 8 Minutes
  • Director: April Faith Hirschman
  • Featuring: Kristina Ford, Adriel Moriah, Tim Wegman
  • Sometimes a birthday request turns into more than you bargain for...

Last Kiss

  • Experimental Documentary . 1 Minute
  • Director: Charles Lum
  • Last Kiss questions the meaning of a plaque on a historic monument that reads "Respect the memory of Oscar Wilde and do not deface this tomb."


  • 2012 Indie Boots Audience Award Winner
  • Drama . 5 Minutes
  • Director: Alex Bohs
  • Featuring: Emily Deering, Chloe Howcroft, Melody Snyder
  • Half uses live action, animation and post-production techniques to introduce us to two women unknowingly sharing one story.


  • Music Video . 6 Minutes
  • Director: Michael Forstein / Producer: Colin Keith Thomsen / Post Effects: Drew Hill
  • Three unhappy people end up in the right place: a Dance Band concert! This music video for Dance Band's "Babymaker" was made by Rogue Set Media.


  • Animation . 3 Minutes
  • Director: Elisha Lim . Writer: Coco Riot . Producers: Elisha Lim and Coco Riot
  • Eight year old Coco thinks that "marimacho" is a name, like Mari Luz or Mari Nieve. It's actually a homophobic insult - but nothing can diminish the magic of first passing as a boy.

Heartland Transport

  • Documentary . 8 Minutes
  • Director: Cody Stokes
  • Heartland Transport is a short documentary following Ed Reggi and Scott Emanuel as they chartered a bus to take couples from St. Louis, Missouri to Iowa City, Iowa to obtain marriage licenses, immediately after the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously upheld the ruling holding that there was no governmental interest in denying citizens marriage licenses based on their sexual orientation.