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Check out all the LGBT short films featured on Boys on Film 16: Possession

2017-05-10
Boys on Film is back with a brand new selection of gay short films showcasing some of the world's best new film-making talent. The latest instalment in the hit LGBT series - started in 2009 to bring the best of international gay short film to audiences everywhere - is set to be released on DVD later this month, with 10 new films exploring themes of love, obsession, shame and sexuality. Boys on Film 16: Possession featuresgolden boys, teenage lust, self-conscious dolls, chance encounters and a revengeful creature, alongside a holiday romance and a young man’s attempt to conceal his sexuality from his mum. Quite the spectrum, we're sure you'll agree. Check out the trailer and find out more about the films you'll soon be falling in love with below: Golden (2016, 3 mins) Director: Kai Stänicke   As a golden boy becomes a golden man, his carefree spirit wanes under the weight of being different. As he grows up he becomes more introverted until one day he discovers he’s not alone. Jamie (2016, 9 mins) Director: Christopher Manning   Shy, quiet Jamie spends a revealing afternoon with Ben after meeting on a dating app. As they chat, Jamie finds himself opening up and letting loose his hopes and fears in an unexpected awakening. B. (2015, 15 mins) Director: Kai Stänicke   Torn between a cold relationship with K. and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B. is heading for a disaster. For too long she has suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B. to follow her heart? PYOTR495 (2016, 15 mins) Director: Blake Mawson   One evening in Putin’s Moscow, 16-year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks on young gay men. But Pyotr isn’t as defenceless as he might appear… When a Man Loves a Woman (2016, 9 mins) Director: Charlie Francis   When Nick, who still hides his sexuality from his mother, gets a call to say she’s coming to visit, he desperately turns to best friend Amanda to pose as his girlfriend. Nick must use charm, cash and emotional blackmail to convince a hungover and reluctant Amanda to continue the ruse. Follow Me (2015, 16 mins) Director Anthony Schatteman   Eighteen-year-old Jasper is madly in love with his art teacher. Overcome with confusion and longing, Jasper takes to following his teacher and his new girlfriend wherever they go. Chance (2016, 17 mins) Director: Jake Graf   Trevor's life has become a void, following the passing of his wife and long term companion, Doris. A chance encounter in the park with a mysterious stranger equally troubled by his own dark past jarringly reawakens Trevor, and forces both men to learn how to live again. Sign (2016, 15 mins) Director: Andrew Keenan-Bolger   When Ben summons up the courage to talk to Aaron at their local subway station he is surprised to find that Aaron is deaf. Despite the communication barrier love blossoms, but their very different worlds threaten to tear them apart. Away With Me (2015, 11 mins) Director: Oliver Mason   Alex and Paolo have just hooked up in London. Despite only knowing each other briefly, Alex whisks Paolo away to his Aunt's home in Nice. Alex believes it’s a holiday romance, but does Paolo feel the same? We Could Be Parents (2016, 15 mins) Director: Björn Elgerd   Marely left Erik when he found out he was selling himself for sex. Now, Erik’s last chance to get Marely back is to make this film explaining the reason why; so that they could afford to become parents one day. Boys on Film 16: Possession is released on DVD on May 22 and On-demand on June 5. More stories: Chechen authorities ‘summon parents to prison camps to kill their gay children’ Sense8’s Max Riemelt talks season 2, full-frontal scenes, and kissing his male co-stars at Pride