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Synopsis

Included are the winner of the Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short, Mark Payne’s “Get Happy” (USA, 2008, 25 min.), a coming-of-age musical extravaganza documentary with many familiar faces; and the winner of the Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary Short, Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann’s “First and Loveliss” (USA, 2009, 17 min.) Lloyd and Jackie assemble a jigsaw puzzle, in the process confronting obsession. Also screening: Jennifer Jordan Day’s “Make a Mate” (USA, 2009, 4 min.) A lonely woman finds a magical shop where she can craft an ideal mate; Jay J. Levy’s “Dirty Magazines” (USA, 2008, 39 min.) An absurd comedy about how a mother-son relationship changes after a devoted mom finds gay porn underneath her son’s bed; Chris Russo’s “25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression” (USA, 2009, 10 min.) After getting the shaft in an unbelievable break-up, a lesbian reveals her enlightened yet hysterical road to recovery.