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SHORTS: Queer Matters

From a drag performer with a secret to a writer stuck at a crossroads, these films chronicle the wide-ranging queer experience.

Curated by Michael Chen, ABC 10 News
Screening to be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Admission to the SHORTS: QUEER MATTERS program includes a post-screening reception at The Patio next to Edwards Mira Mesa theater.

Screening Sponsor: San Diego Pride.

Co-Presented by FilmOUT San Diego; PFLAG San Diego County; Southwestern College: Office of Student Equity Programs & Services, Chel Learning Community, PRISM

In this program

Bistro #1

Directed by Kiana Thienkim Nguyen

A young woman keeps the sales of her family’s food booth alive while navigating her sexuality.

Mia’s Mission

Directed by Jireh Deng

From WWII internment camp survivor to transgender attorney and advocate, at age 78, Mia Yamamoto, is still going strong.

Next of Kin

Directed by Timothy Guion Smith

Living with HIV, a Filipina former actor and her gay son fight stigma, but resiliency prevails.

Queerfully Departed

Directed by Trent Nakamura

When Mimi dies in the middle of a medical procedure, her queer archangel reveals that her soulmate is the doctor who accidentally killed her.


Directed by San-San Onglatco

Complications arise when a caregiver for an aging diva suffering from dementia, secretly borrows her outfits for his new drag act.


Directed by May-Lynn Le

A Vietnamese American teen struggles with family pressures and a language barrier when she decides to come out to her grandmother.

A Guide To Not Dying Completely Alone

Directed by Yen Tan

After an incident in a gay bar bathroom, a writer realizes he’s detached from society, embarking on a mission to change his life.

Dates & Times


Edwards Mira Mesa

Sat, Nov 4
5:30 pm