Behind Closed Doors

Sensual erotica, gender themes and sexual plot-twists.

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Dulces Conquistas (Nice Catch)

Director
Rodrigo Van der Twin
Country
Argentina
Year completed
2017
Runtime
15
Film Synopsis

Bito decides to show Shiva how is a real date with a real man. But what seemed to be a fun day, ended up in tragedy. The organized crime, the ambition and the complicity between the less expected take the two teenagers by surprise.

Zombie, Pt. 1

Director
Scott Fitzpatrick
Country
Canada
Year completed
2017
Runtime
4
Film Synopsis

"He wrote that Leonard and Robert La Tourneaux actually had a relationship... I didn't know that." A super 8mm film about hustling. Words by Will Brown; for Will Brown.

Validation

Director
Monty Wolfe
Country
United States
Year completed
2018
Runtime
3
Student Film
Portland State University School of Film
Film Synopsis

An experimental short comparing media validation to eroticism and the lack of validation to violence

Library Hours

Director
Jim Vendiola
Country
United States
Year completed
2017
Runtime
11
Film Synopsis

A recent widow named Camille falls into a strange, long-distance courtship with a librarian named Delphine, her dead husband's first wife.

Reverie At Noon

Director
Melina Coumas
Year completed
2016
Runtime
3
Film Synopsis

A 16mm short inspired by ASMR and the delirious summer heat

Exit Strategy #2

Director
Kym McDaniel
Country
United States
Year completed
2017
Runtime
5
Film Synopsis

In resistance to my past ways of coping, I release this stored body memory. The second in a series of films examining how I dissociate from my body in order to cope with my emotional and physical traumas.

Ambrosia

Director
Janelle VanderKelen
Country
United States
Year completed
2017
Runtime
4
Film Synopsis

Inspired by the transformations in Ovid's Metamorphoses that linger as explanations for why and how the world is, this piece transposes the notion of transition and transmutation across imagery of hybrid statues and a cleansing of hands with honey- the rejuvenative food of the gods that purportedly grants eternal life.

Resilience

Award
PUFF Audience Choice Award
Director
Angella Davis
Country
United States
Year completed
2017
Runtime
22
Film Synopsis

Siegfried Morton is disenchanted with his life. He is bored testing on rats for his research and working as a psychologist at Whitemore Psychiatric Facility, that is, until he meets his feisty new patient, Delores Ayre. Delores is a provocative, yet vulnerable young woman, a sex-addict in recovery, who has been recently hospitalized at Whitemore for an attempted suicide. Sexually fixated and intrigued by her, the oppressed Siegfried transfers his "resiliency factors" studies from rats onto Delores, a much more tantalizing subject.