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Altered States

A stunning collection of home-grown queer shorts, ranging from narrative fiction to documentary and a few things in between.

Programmed by Michael Blyth | Total running time 101min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Burn Bridge

    Burn Bridge

  • Image from Outlines


  • Image from Des!re


  • Image from Missed Conceptions

    Missed Conceptions

  • Image from Edmund the Magnificent

    Edmund the Magnificent

  • Image from The Sermon

    The Sermon

  • Image from These Are My Hands

    These Are My Hands

  • Image from Landline


Film 1

Burn Bridge

When Harry’s best mate Jamie gets a new girlfriend, tensions rise between the two friends.

Dir Rhys Jones. UK 2017. 16min

Film 2


A teenage girl forges an unexpected friendship with her father’s hired escort.

Dir Ellie Rogers. UK 2017. 16min

Director Ellie Rogers is expected to attend the festival.

Film 3


A black and white tribute to the allure of butch/trans masculinity.

Dir Campbell X. UK 2017. 9min

Film 4

Missed Conceptions

In the early 1990s, two women attempt to start a family together.

Dir Ruby Parker-Harbord. UK 2017. 16min

Film 5

Edmund the Magnificent

Sir Ian McKellen narrates this tale of a down-and-out farmer and his very special pig.

Dir Ben Ockrent. UK 2017. 13min

Film 6

The Sermon

A young woman’s secret rocks an isolated church community in this disturbing folk horror tale.

Dir Dean Puckett. UK 2017. 11min

Film 7

These Are My Hands

Jo Clifford’s poetic meditation on her body.

Dir Evi Tsiligaridou. UK 2018. 8min

Director Evi Tsiligaridou is expected to attend the festival.

Film 8


A beautiful short documentary about a helpline for gay farmers.

Dir Matt Houghton. UK 2017. 12min

Director Matt Houghton is expected to attend the festival.

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