Join us for a celebration of love, diversity, and creativity at the Taos Pride International Short Film Festival – the premier destination for film lovers and the LGBTQ+ community in Taos, New Mexico.
Held at the iconic Taos Community Auditorium (TCA), this one-of-a-kind film festival showcases the best in short films from around the world, with a diverse range of genres to suit all tastes and interests. From drama and comedy to romance, action, and adventure, there’s something for everyone at Taos Pride International Short Film Festival.
2023 TAOS PRIDE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
90 minutes total
AT THE EDGE OF THE WATER
When she accidentally brings a mermaid on board, a young fisherwoman will have to overcome a great obstacle: her own shyness.
A short film examining the construction of a queer identity in a new culture.
THE BEST GRANDFATHER IN THE WORLD
Animated documentary about the childhood memories of the protagonist Felix, about his very close relationship with his grandfather and how everything changes when the grandson decides to come out as gay.
What happens when you are a child, and you want to do grown up things? And when you grow up, but you would rather be a child? Bruno and Alex are such good friends that they will discover at the same time how magical it is to grow up.
CASSIE + LENNON
14:14 (min:sec) // New Mexico //
Friends go out together to party and discover new bonds and identities.
Documentary series featuring the lives of indigenous LGBTQUIA+ people.
As summer comes to a close, kung-fu obsessed Ursula discovers she’s not the only outcast at an exclusive country club summer camp. With the kids’ golf tournament looming, Ursula hopes to win and prove her worth with the help of Chef Cormac, the transmasculine former ladies golf pro.
LOVE DON’T BULLY
10:00 (min:sec) // New Mexico //
A teacher and her middle school students talk about, interview, act out and research bullying, both at school and as a society.
THE WAY SAM SEES IT
When Sam, a talented photographer with Down Syndrome, sees a rainbow outside his window, he endeavors to capture his unique perspective of light and color to create his own masterpiece.
90 minutes total
A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls deep into a mysterious underwater world. Everything changes when the octopus who rescues him transforms into a handsome young man.
AS I LAY STILL
A Black war veteran is sent home after being injured in combat, while her friends and significant other are still overseas fighting. As she receives news that some of her friends have died, she’s holding on to hope that her lover returns safely.
Titillating Wonders! Mystifying Frights! Astounding Discoveries! Boob Cockpit, a long-lost American science fiction television series follows the adventures of a gravity-defying, Double D class spaceship and it’s plucky Pilot; escaping booby traps at every turn.
JORIS AND AMIR
Some gay men rarely or never test for HIV. This is because of shame, fear or because they are unaware of the risks.
June is a gas-station attendant, withered by the mundaneness of her central-valley life. She has recently come out as bisexual, much to the confusion of her manager Claudia who wants the best for her favorite (and only) employee. When June’s childhood best friend, Nia, wanders into the gas station unexpectedly, they recall a memory of a moment that changed the course of their lives – for better and for worse. Through reconnecting with Nia, June realizes that her actions, words, and emotions do have an impact. This discovery hurdles June into a long awaited late-bloomed coming of age.
The morals of a Filipino-American family are turned upside down when the mother is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Zainab is a successful girl who supports her family financially, but considers herself a boy in spirit, and now she has decided to undergo gender transition, but in addition to her family’s opposition and the society’s inappropriate view of this issue, she has more difficulties There is something more important to come. she, who played in the country’s national volleyball team for a while and is now in the Bartar league, if she does this, she will be removed from professional volleyball forever due to her short stature compared to men, and not only will she lose her professional future, but also her livelihood and her family who are under her care will be in trouble.
Religious beliefs create a struggle for two parents debating attending their gay son’s special day.
When societal “norms” tell you you’re not enough, when your existence is the resistance, it’s time to band together to “Fuck Shit Up”. “WE’RE HERE and WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!”