For 30 years now, SND Films has been connecting people with films, bringing exciting, funny, important and stirring stories to cinemas, television and anywhere else (short) film happens. Founded in 1994 by Sydney Neter, SND Films is an international distribution agency that distributes award-winning live-action and animated shorts and wonderful documentaries. With no particular genre focus, the agency distributes ambitious programs and poignant films. That's why INTERFILM is proud to dedicate two showcase programs to SND Films this year. This program features a best of LGBTQI+ short films from SND.
Pfefferberg Haus 13
Tamara Shogaolo // Netherlands, Egypt // 2017 // 12:00 min
After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous, oppressive, and unstable social climate of Egypt today.
Lukas Kacinauskas // Lithuania // 2021 // 21:00 min
Max goes on a date with another guy Tadas whom he met online. Max feels uncomfortable and timid so Tadas decides to act on his own initiative. He tries to get to know Max as they embark on a night ride around the city but Max is evasive to talk about himself. Max feels torn between his emotions and Tadas’ pressure. Eventually he breaks down and reveals his true identity.
Victor Lindgren // Sweden // 2013 // 14:30 min
Mikaela has undergone a gender-affirmation procedure. One night at a bar she meets a guy who goes home with her. In "Undress Me" sexual objectification becomes a 'playing doctors' situation, each person wanting the other to take the first step towards sex. A film about our notions of masculinity and femininity, and how we come into existence through the way others see us.