QFW: Shorts Programme: It’s Complicated

2019| 18| 78 mins|

Whether falling head over heels, maintaining a relationship or recovering from heartbreak, romance is never easy. In this series of compelling and intimate short films from around the world, there is always something complicating the path to true love.


All We Are (Will Stewart, USA, 2018) 16 minutes

European Premiere

Meeting through a personal ad, two men enter a fantasy-motivated fling — no names, no information. But with so much chemistry, a true relationship begins to feel like a possibility, until a confession threatens to pull them apart.

Reverse (Panya Zhu, Thailand, 2019) 10 minutes

World Premiere

In this dreamlike and sensitive short, writer Aim is haunted by a past relationship. When she reunites with her estranged ex-lover, will she finally be able to move on?

Time & Again (Rachel Dax, UK, 2019) 27 minutes

Sixty years after the end of their relationship, Eleanor and Isabelle are shocked to discover they are now neighbours. Revisiting their brief time together, and lives apart, the once-lovers must grapple with the consequences of their parents’ decisions.

Una Misma (Farah Villafan, Mexico, 2019) 8 minutes

Sofia and Alicia discuss their future as a couple, but are there too many obstacles in their way?

Engaged (David ScalaAmerica, 2019) 17 minutes

Daniel K. Isaac (Billions) and Ryan Jamaal Swain (Pose) star in Engaged, an LGBTQ comedy that follows Darren, who keeps trying – and failing – to propose to his boyfriend Elliot. When their relationship is put into an uncomfortable spotlight during a friend’s outrageous engagement party, Darren realises he actually might be self-sabotaging himself due to unresolved insecurities about his sexuality.


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