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Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival

Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival

USN Expo

Friday, 30 September 2022 until Sunday, 09 October 2022

USN – Sardinia Queer Film Expo 2022 is a short movies contest addressed to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer themed works, both released and unreleased ones. Contents can be artistically performed in all its possible meanings, interpretations and realities.

USN|Expo is fostered by ARC Onlus, a cultural association from Cagliari, by ARCinema, a member of the Italian Federation of Cinema Societies, and by Students’ Association universitARC.

USN|Expo is born to promote LGBT+ and queer cinema, literature, and culture, on a local, national, and international level The organising Associations aim to raise awareness in society on sexual and romantic orientation, gender identity and on the need of equality in terms of civil rights, thanks to the universal language of art. In addition, through the Festival the Associations aim to enhance and promote young and independent movie productions, especially small ones, that are connected to queer culture; to promote dialogue and cultural exchange among productions of different countries; to offer the region of Sardinia and the city of Cagliari an opportunity to learn more about this still unknown movie niche.

The competition is exclusively dedicated to short films concerning LGBT+ and queer topics, that last no more than 25 minutes (opening and closing credits included).

Works of any genre and production will be accepted: documentary, fiction, classic and/or digital animation, videoclips, videoart.

Best Short Film Award, awarded by the Jury of USN|Festival: € 2,000.00

Audience Award: € 500.00

Best Original Short Film that speaks about the LGBT situation in Sardinia: € 300,00

Student Award: € 300,00


2022 films...

3 Times

Julien Terme
Francia, 2021, 16’07”    

A Summer Place

Alexandra Matheou
Grecia, 2021, 20′            


Francesco Romano
Italia, 2021, 19’15”

Boom and Bloom

Stefan Langthaler
Austria, 2022, 24′           

Happy Marriage

Sana Jafri
Pakistan, 2021, 10′         


Mat Johns
Gran Bretagna, 2020, 18’13”

Le variabili dipendenti

Lorenzo Tardella
Italia, 2022, 15′

My Mother’s Girlfriend

Arun Fulara
India, 2021, 14’45”        


Mikko Mäkelä
Finlandia, 2022, 15′

Their Memory

Asarela Orchidia Dewi
Indonesia, 2022, 18’55”

Xmas Eve Eve

Dazhi Huang
USA, 2020, 9’09”