Diego Freitas | Drama

2020 | 19 minutes | Brazil

When non-binary Sarah and cis-jock Tom find themselves accidentally locked in a college bathroom overnight, their contrasting worldviews collide.


A thought-provoking short film, Flush challenges conventional notions of gender and masculinity. When Sarah, a non-binary individual, and Tom, a conservative cis-jock boy, find themselves accidentally locked in a college bathroom overnight, they are forced into close quarters where their contrasting worldviews collide.

As they grapple with their own demons and confront questions of freedom, identity, and gender within the confines of this intimate space, Flush offers a compelling exploration of the fluidity of gender and the complexities of personal identity.

Aimed at educators seeking to foster discussions on gender diversity and inclusivity, this film provides a poignant narrative that encourages reflection and dialogue among students.

Main credits

Freitas, Diego (film director)
Côrtes, João (screenwriter)
Côrtes, João (film producer)
Côrtes, João (actor)
Côrtes, Ed (film producer)
Prattes, Nicolas (actor)
Prattes, Nicolas (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Gabriel Cortês; editing, Bruno Autran, Diego Freitas; music, Ed Côrtes.

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QueerX - Drama Short Winner; Indie Short Fest - Best LGBT Short, Best Acting Duo, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director; Rome Film Awards - Best Writer; Montreal Independent Film Festival - Best Actor; German United Film Festival - Best Director; Washington Film Festival - Best Director; Seoul International Short Film Festival - Winner Award; jellyFEST; New Wave Short Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Diego Freitas


YEAR: 2020

GENRE: Drama

LANGUAGE: Portuguese

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adult



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