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Genre: Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Gay

Director: Kulan Farah

17 mins, English and Somali w/English Subtitles, Australia, 2020

An ex Somali soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and now living in a housing commission flat in Melbourne, Australia is not only forced to accept a western way of life, but his estranged son's sexuality.

Director: Marius Gabriel Stancu

17 mins, Italian w/English Subtitles, Italy, 2020

Andreas and Alessandro are two friends more or less the same age who have known each other since childhood. Andreas taciturn and suspicious and Alessandro expansive and optimistic. Andreas is a seemingly lonely virgin while Alessandro is full of friends with a long-time girlfriend. Summer is now coming to an end, but before leaving, Andreas decides to give Alessandro a gift, hoping that he will finally be able to notice the love that Andreas has always felt for him.

Director: Sonam Larcin

23 mins, Dutch, French and English w/English Subtitles, Belgium, 2020

One night, Dayo, a Nigerian migrant, arrives near a gas station lost in the Belgian countryside, where he has to wait for the arrival of a truck that will take him to his destination. Niels, a gas station worker, awaits the arrival of Antoine, a man from the village with whom he has a hidden relationship. When Niels decides to help Dayo, Antoine worries. The three men will then see their paths take a direction they did not expect.

Director: Jen McGowan

14 mins, English, USA, 2020

It has been exactly a year since events shook Scott’s life to the core. He sets off on a bike ride to clear his head, and his past and present have a near head-on collision. As he brushes off the dirt, he comes to understand that the only way forward is an encounter with a stranger he never intended to meet. Their unusual connection may help provide the closure Scott desperately needs.

Director: Roberto Pérez Toledo

11 mins, Spanish w/English Subtitles, Spain, 2002

Although a volcanic eruption can occur without any prior signal, volcanoes will most likely issue different types of warnings before the eruption begins. Life is not always like this…..and we barely saw it coming.

Director: Juilan Clark

20 mins, English, USA, 2020

Someone once said, "every event in life is an opportunity to choose love over fear." Meet an awkward gay boy who has to decide which path he'll take as he stumbles to introduce his first steady boyfriend to his family.

Director: Emily Schuman

15 mins, English, USA, 2021

Michael was a ballet prodigy with a stellar career ahead of him. When his ballet career did not turn out as planned, he finds refuge and liberation by assuming an alter ego: a sparkly turban-wearing, Russian ballet instructor named Madame Olga. By slipping into this mysterious character, Michael discovers a way to both embrace himself as an artist and reconcile with the pain from his past.

Director: Joe Ingham

6 mins, English, UK, 2020

It's 1987. David Robilliard is a young artist and writer in London. His work is raw as it is refreshing. It's coarse but laceratingly clever exploring everything from dating and sex to depression and loss.But just as his work is gaining traction David receives a diagnosis. Within the year he's dead. He's 36. AIDS has claimed another victim. Fast forward thirty-three years and the world is in midst of another pandemic. David's work is about to be released onto the screen and into the world. It’s as compelling and compulsive today as it was in 1987. Voiced by Russell Tovey (Years & Years, The Pass, History Boys) and directed by Joe Ingham (Invisible Women) with a score crafted by the Helen Noir (Theo Adams Company) and featuring material from Jim Hubbard, Therese Fare and Jack Deveaux amongst others, Baby Lies Truthfully combines drama and documentary to create something unique as David himself.