As its tradition of boldness and urgency suggests, the national short films have been a space for representation and battle front of the most present issues in our society. The Brazilian Competition is no different: from the countryside of Minas Gerais, from Rio's prisons, from the effervescent outskirts of São Paulo or from the furious Recife music scene, the legitimation of affections, the affirmation of individualities and the celebration of races and cultures are confrontations that our short film directors approach with courage, vigor and personal vision.

Depois de ser vítima de um violento ataque homofóbico, um jovem casal tenta superar o trauma e seguir em frente.

A Couple

After suffering a violent homophobic attack, a young couple tries to overcome the trauma and move on.
Depois Daquela Festa

After That Party

Léo had never imagined he would see his dad kissing another man in the middle of a party… Until it happened. Now, with the help of his best friend Carol, he has to find the most perfect way to tell his dad that he found out about his secret.


Desires and frustrations emerge from the encounter of two characters, Miguel (a filmmaker) and Alano (a rent boy), where Alano's pursuit of pleasure contrasts with Miguel's quest for company.

Beat Is Protest – Funk by Female Optics

A documentary that depicts last decade's underground scene of women in funk music in São Paulo.
Três jovens negros da favela de Heliópolis saem em busca de refúgio na vida noturna LGBT+ do centro da cidade.


Three young black friends from Heliópolis favela go out seeking refuge in downtown LGBT+ night scene.


A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for the new year's celebration. There they relax, make music and build an emotional refuge for their bodies and affections.


Mario and his father live isolated in a small place in Brazi's countryside.


Marina is a young woman that works in Belo Horizonte doing deliveries in her bike.

For Her

A costume is delivered at Teobaldo's house. In the middle of the night, he wakes up to dress it up and take a picture to send to his ex-wife.

I Bleed

Inspired by a true story, an intimate confession of a person living with HIV.
A situação da população transgênera masculina no cárcere a partir dos problemas de saúde acarretados pelo binarismo de gênero que embasa o sistema penal.

Invisible Men

The situation of the transgender male population in prison, regarding the health problems caused by the gender binary that underlies the penal system.


Marie and Estevão still dream of the sea.


They say dreaming is the proof that you're alive. This has been my biggest concern.

Selma After the Rain

Selma, a trans woman, returns home 30 years later to get her mother who has Alzheimer's.


In the sports court of a public school, a group of dancers rehearse highly disciplined routines under the watchful eye of a choreographer. Tensions haunt their personal desires as they are observed by rival troupes.


The intimacy of Hugo and Magda (a long standing couple) who are resigned to living out their fantasies independently of one another.