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Shorts: The Bright Sides

Date/Time: 9/12 (Tue) 7PM EDT
Location: DCTV 3rd Fl Studio, 87 Lafayette St NYC 10013

Streaming available in the U.S. from 9/13 12:00 AM EDT - 9/21 11:59 PM EDT. 


Introducing the queer heroes from both real & fictional worlds—a Black, nonbinary artist running for New York City mayor, demisexual & asexual teens casting a magic spell at school, and a gas tank-delivering fairy who spreads joy to a future drag queen. Immerse yourself in the heartwarming stories, from self-affirming reflection on childhood in Lebanon to autobiographical animation of trans and nonbinary folxs and to a romantic encounter between two Asian-American teenagers in the bathroom of a Chinese restaurant. 

Shorts: The Bright Sides presents six happy-ending films that instantly lift you up.

Opening Night | Shorts: The Bright Sides Screening + Q&A

Date/Time: 9/12 (Tue) 7PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Location: DCTV 3rd Fl Studio,
87 Lafayette St NYC 10013

Join us as we kick off the PrideFull Fest 2023 with the Shorts: The Bright Sides screening. Followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers and a post-event hangout.


Emily May Jampel (she/her) | Writer/Director, Lucky Fish
Emily has curated film programs for Metrograph and Allies in Arts. She previously worked as a development executive at the Academy Award-Nominated and Peabody Award-Winning production company The Department of Motion Pictures (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Patti Cake$, Monsters & Men, Philly D.A.) and was an Associate Producer on the podcast series Operator, produced in partnership with Topic and Wondery.

Emily is a filmmaker from Oʻahu based in New York City. Her short film Lucky Fish has played at festivals including Palm Springs International Film Festival (Winner, Young Cineastes Award, Special Mention, Best LGBTQ+ Short), Champs-Élysées (Winner, Audience Award), Outfest L.A., Frameline, Inside Out and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and premiered on NOWNESS Asia. She is one of the 2023 Recipients of The New Voices Filmmaker Grant, a new initiative from NewFest in partnership with Netflix.

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Owen Dubeck (he/him) | Director, Paperboy Love Prince Runs For Mayor
Owen Dubeck is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, specializing in telling stories that drive tangible change. His films have raised $1 million+ for social causes, influenced legislation, and have been screened to audiences across the country.
Owen’s documentaries include Free to Care (Audience Award at Austin Film Festival), Paperboy Love Prince Runs for Mayor (Big Sky FF 2023), and Abundance (in production). He has also worked in the editorial department on The Undocumented Lawyer (Tribeca FF 2020), The Urchin Diver (Santa Barbara FF), and Five Years North (Full Frame 2020).

Owen is also a founding member of The Farmlink Project, a student-led movement that has delivered over 100 million lbs of food assistance to food banks and has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Citizen Award.


Paperboy Love Prince (they/them) | Paperboy Love Prince Runs For Mayor
Paperboy Love Prince is a remarkable individual who seamlessly blends the worlds of politics and artistry, leaving an indelible mark on both. Currently residing in Bushwick, New York City, Paperboy Love Prince is running for Mayor in 2025, seeking to dismantle the establishment's grip on power and empower the people they serve. With their visionary ideas and unwavering determination, Paperboy Love Prince is poised to revolutionize the political landscape, promoting equity, justice, and a better future for all.


Opening Night Tickets
     Regular: $16.00 | Suggested: $25.00

Virtual Tickets
     Regular: $9.00 | Suggested: $18.00

Festival Pass
     PrideFull Pass (In-person & Virtual): $49.00
     Virtual Pass (Virtual only): $29.00

Buying the suggested-price level ticket helps us cover the costs and sustain PrideFull, a film festival by and for Queer and Trans People Of Color. Thank you!

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