The Curta Woofs show, promoted by the app SCRUFF, offers eight free Brazilian productions with thematic LGBT+ between days March 5th and 25th. Curated by André Fischer, founder of the MixBrasil Festival and responsible for the Diversity Cultural Center, the themes explored in the works mix sexuality, aesthetic languages and groups. Each of the shorts films was produced in different states of Brazil and presents different aspects of the daily life of Brazilian gay men.
“The films offer a very diverse panel: from the peripheral scene of São Paulo to the underground Recife, a hustler-client relationship, a son who discovers that his father has a boyfriend, a crush in the boredom of the pandemic, a sensual trip in a off-line dystopia, dating by apps and fetishes.In common among all, good humor and sexy content”, says Fischer.
The films, which can be accessed for free through the “Events” tab in the SCRUFFapp, were shown and awarded at some of the main LGBTQ film festivals in Brazil and foreign and have the participation of well known actors as Julio Oliveira (Desconexo), Erom Cordeiro (Alano), Lucas Drummond (Depois Daquela Noite) and Fabricio Licursi (O Presente).
(Silvio Leal & Hennrique Oliveira, Maceió/Brazil 2018, 23′)
Desires and frustrations emerge from the meeting of filmmaker Miguel with the hustler Alano. Alano’s search for pleasure is in contrast to Miguel’s search for company.
(Marcelo Oliveira & William Oliveira, Recife/Brazil, 2020, 10’)
A gay independent artist is living in isolation due to a deadly threat. He tries to escape the danger that is surrounding his home.
(Washington Calegari, São Paulo/Brazil, 2020, 12′)
Alvaro has been quarantined for 97 days without leaving his home and uses the delivery ones to order everything he needs. When the delivery man arrives at the building with another meal, an unexpected situation imposes a difficult decision on Alvaro.
(Asaph Lucas, SãoPaulo/Brazil, 2019, 18′)
Three black young mans from the Heliópolis favela go out to seek refuge in the LGBT+ nightlife of downtown. Best Short Film 27th MixBrasil Festival
Depois Daquela Festa
(Caio Scot, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, 2019, 15′)
Léo never imagined that he would see his father kissing another man in a party … With the help of his best friend, he needs to find the best way to tell his father that he has discovered his secret. Best Short Film at Atlanta OutOnFilms 2019.
(Lui Avallos, São Paulo/Brazil,2019, 25′)
After a presidential decree that interrupts the Internet connection across the country, two neighbors who have a one-sided relationship of on-line desire – one produces auto pornography and the other consumes – get to know each other and leave the city to live an off-line day. Special Mention at Los Angeles OutFest 2020.
A man looking for a birthday present and a man behind a birthday present.
(Fabio Leal, Recife/Brazil 2018, 15′)
Even going out with a different guy every day, Francisco is unsatisfied with his body. Best Interpretation, Best Script and Best Short Film at the 27th MixBrasil Festival.