Queer Bits Fall Film Fest

Pride Films and Plays announces ten short films from the USA, Denmark, and Spain receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits Fall Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on November 10th, 2014.

Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Film Fall Festival will include a sexy romp about a young man with an international taste in men, a poignant drama about an elderly woman revisiting an intense memory, two very different and festive animated films, a touching documentary about a gay couple living in the Deep South, a powerful lesbian drama about a dangerous crush, a fascinating examination of LGBT youth in America, a sweet coming-out tale set in high school, a smart look at two men trying to reconcile their dissimilar faiths, and a fun look at a relationship which one of the partners wants to make more open.

The screening commences at 7:30PM and will be followed by a brief talkback with some of the filmmakers. The Public House Theater bar will be open beginning at 6:30PM. Please come early and have a drink with us!

Warning: some of the short films contain adult themes, language, and brief nudity. You are going to love them!

Tickets are $10. VIP Tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating. Student and Senior tickets are also available for $5. Tickets can be purchased below or at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006.

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About Queer Bits Film Festival

Queer Bits Film Festival is Pride Films and Plays’ recently re-titled Film Festival is now in its third year and prides itself in providing the best LGBT short films with their Chicago premieres.

The first screening and incarnation of Queer Bits occurred in November 2012 in Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre. In November 2013, five short films received their Chicago-premieres in the same venue during Pride Films and Plays’ annual Gay Film Weekend. In June 2014, Pride Films and Plays presented Queer Bits Film Festival, a sold-out 90 minute program of short films and webisodes, which was followed in September 2014 by the Women’s Words Film Festival, a very successful program of short films and webisodes with lesbian characters and themes which were written and/or directed by women.


Queer Bits Fall Film Festival Program (in alphabetical order)


A Mississippi Love Story

Director: Robbie Fisher (USA, 13 minutes)

A Mississippi Love Story: a story set against the backdrop of legal battles about same-sex marriage, featuring Eddie Outlaw and Justin Outlaw of Jackson, Mississippi.


6 FREJA AND SOFIE Nanna Finding Koppel and Maya Livingstone

Freja and Sofie

Director/Writer: Søren Lundvall Danielsen (Denmark, 15 minutes)

Sofie plans to humiliate the lonely girl of the class Freja who is secretly in love with her.





Heavenly Peace

Director/Writer/Animator: Andreas Wessel-Therhorn (USA, 5 minutes)

An estranged gay couple is visited by a mischievously manipulative cupid just in time for Christmas – based on a comic by Ralf König.


10 INTERNATIONAL MALE Brandon Rowan and Taylor and Koji Niiya

International Male

Director/Writer: Heath Daniels (US, 7 minutes)

A financially strapped man, yearning for global adventure, invites over an international cast of men for a series of romantic escapades.






Director/Animator: Nesli Erten (US, 4 minutes)

KARA FISTIK is a love letter to the freedom of female body parts.


8 THE MILES WERE MANY Emily Marie Palmer

The Miles Were Many

Director/Writer: Ashley “Smash” Wright (US, 5 minutes)

40% of America’s homeless youth are LGBTQ. Nancy was one of them. At 14 she came out, at which point her life became a journey, and “The miles were many”.


1 OPEN RELATIONSHIP Christian Escudero_ Eudald Font


Open Relationship

Director/Writer: Carlos Ocho (Spain, 14 minutes)

Oscar and Sergio have been in a relationship for 5 years and one of them has decided to ask for an open relationship.


5 OUT AGAIN Greg Chu

Out Again

Directors:  Emma McKittrick, Greg Chu, Tai Payne (US, 5 minutes)

Sixteen-year-old Sam attempts coming out to his crush Jordan. He travels through time to fix his mistakes until he can get the “perfect” coming out.


7 SCOTTY AND JOSH GET ENLIGHTENED Chris Brickhouse and Shaun Bear


Scotty and Josh Get Enlightened

Director/Writer: Dan Pal (US, 14 minutes)

After a passionate night, Scotty and Josh discover they are on opposite ends of the believer/non-believer spectrum.  Can their relationship survive?





Directors/Writers: Daniel Mena and Carlos Farró (Spain, 15 minutes)

An elderly woman is fighting against Alzheimer’s. Before the disease kills her memories, she decides to look back at a buried memory.