Dix Pix

Dix Pix is a short animated documentary that looks at the gay male/trans/non-binary body and why it is common for people to send naked pictures via dating apps. The documentary takes an experimental approach in its visual style and tackles themes of masculinity, queerness, solitude and the body.

Gay dating and hookup apps such as Grindr have changed the way gay people communicate when looking for a partner. In Dix Pix we examine the need for the male (and other genders who have a penis) body to be exposed in order to gather attention through dating apps. Dix Pix uses evocative animation, provocative imagery and visceral voice-overs that contain words filled with passion, excitement and humour.

Themes

With Dix Pix I have created a short experimental documentary that highlights the issues around bodies that have a penis and why naked images are sent to one another. Through the expressive visual style and the inventive method of researching through Grindr, I look at themes of Mental Health, Body Image, Queer Sex, Communication and Sex Education. Dix Pix presents these themes in an exciting, beautiful, passionate and intriguing way.

Screenings

VideoPride, Madrid, Spain – 04/07/2019

Last Frame Smart Phone Film Festival, London England – 28/09/2019

Scottish Queer International Film Festival – Glasgow, Scotland – 05/10/2019

Luststreifen Film Festival – Basel, Switzerland – 06/10/2019

Iris Prize, Cardiff, Wales – 13/10/2019

Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland – 18/10/2019

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany – 20/10/2019

Fringe! Queer Film Festival, London, England – 15/11/2019

MicroActs, London, England – 21/11/2019

Festival Chéries-Chéris, Paris France – 22/11/2019

Porny Days Film Art Festival, Zurich, Switzerland – 28/11/2019

International Queer Film Festival Merlinka, Belgrade, Serbia – 08/12/2019

MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival 3rd Edition, Milan, Italy – 28/12/2019

Pink Life Queerfest, Ankara, Turkey – 23/01/2020

Film With Pride, Liverpool, England – 27/01/2020

Pride Queer Film Festival, Perth, Australia – 04/03/2020

Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia – 12/03/2020

Roze Filmdage LGBT Film Festival,  Amsterdam, Netherlands – 12/03/2020

Queer Art(ists) Now Exhibition, London, England – 13/03/2020 – 22/03/2020

Queergestreift Filmfestival, Konstanz, Germany – 17/03/2020

Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds, England – 23/04/2020 (delayed due to COVID-19)

Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome, Italy – 28/04/2020 (delayed due to COVID-19)

Festival Dominio Pubblico 2020, Rome, Italy (online) – 24/07/2020

Queer Contemporaries, Air Gallery, Altrincham, England – 27/08/2020 – 19/09/2020

Kreives – Vilnius Queer Film Festival 2020, Vilnius, Lithuania – 09/09/2020

Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival, Pune, India – 14/09/2020

boyOHboy Films Marathon 2020, Paris, France – 16/10/2020

Shanghai Queer Film Festival, Shanghai, China –09/10/2020

Giornate di Cinema Queer, Rome, Italy – 09/10/2020

35th Lovers Film Festival, Turin, Italy – 22/10/2020

Berlin Porn Film Festival, Berlin, Germany – 23/10/2020

Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia – Online November 2020

Cineq Birmingham, Birmingham, England – 05/11/2020

Pink Screens, Brussels, Belgium – 12/11/2020

Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos (FICMA), Mexico City, Mexico – 01/12/2020

TLVFest – The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel – 12/11/2020

36th Gay Film Festival Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany – 06/12/2020

Reelout Queer Film Festival, Kingston, Canada – 03/02/2021

OGA (S)exhibition, Rome, Italy – 03/05/2021 – 21/05/2021

La Fête du Slip’s 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland – 13/05/2021

Neurodivergent Film Festival – Online 2020 – 10/07/2021 – Winner Free Form Category

DIAMETRALE 2021 Film Festival, Innsbruck, Austria –  14/07/2021

Pink Screens, Brussels, Belgium – 12/11/2021

Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome Italy – 02/12/2021

Mondo Bizzarro, Berlin Germany – 09/12/2021