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II Sexual Diversity Program at the 15th FICM

Acceptance, rejection, discrimination, loss, struggle, resignation, conquest, self-discovery, awakening and love are universal themes that nourish the Second Sexual Diversity Program, which the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), in its fifteenth edition, is honored to present.

This year, the program offers the vision of Mexican filmmakers who, besides displaying an interest in addressing sexual diversity, stand out for their technical freedom; whether through documentary, fiction or animation. There are eight new Mexican short films that are part of the program in its second edition:

Which Animal Would You Like to Be? (¿Y a ti qué animal te gustaría ser?), by Pierre Saint Martin

Two Whales (Dos ballenas), by Diego Cruz Cilveti

dragTHEqueen, by Emilio González

In a Land of Macho Men the Queer is King (En tierra de machos el joto es rey), by Dave Carrizosa

In a Heartbeat, by Esteban Bravo and Beth David

Julkita, by Humberto Busto

Pléyade, by David Muñoz Velasco

I’m Alex (Soy Alex), by Itzuri Sánchez and Joss Manz

During the screenings at the 15th FICM, spectators will be able to vote for their favorite short film and the winner will be awarded with the Audience Award.

In addition, the program is complemented by the future, through avant-garde proposals from the Xposed Queer Film Festival Berlin. Comprised by two programs of short films of Europe and Latin America that expose the diverse forms and narratives of contemporary queer cinema. This special curatorial will be presented by Bartholomew Sammut, director and founder of Xposed:

The best of Xposed:

Autumn, by Nicholas Schmid

Min Homosyster, by Lia Hetala

Boy, by Yalda Afsah

Batería, by Damian Sainz

Etage X, by Francy Fabritz

Metube 2: August Sings Carmina Burana, by Daniel Moshel

Latin America Xposed:

The Mad Half Hour, by Leonardo Brzezicki

When I Get Home, by Aldemar Matias

Tell Me When You Die, by Amber Bemak y Nadia Granados

Nefandus, by Carlos Motta

San Cristóbal, by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

Vestido de laerte, by Claudia Priscilla

The II Sexual Diversity Program of FICM is a panoramic and varied view of humanity. All the Mexican and international short films that shape this program confirm the need for an urgent and direct dialogue with reality. At FICM, we know that in order to discuss it we have to begin by recognizing it and, why not, embracing it in the darkness of a movie theater.