Tank Fairy


Directed by Erich Rettstadt


Musical , Comedy

10 min


United States Taiwan







Once upon a time, the magical Tank Fairy delivered tanks of gas (with plenty of sass) to the home of young Jojo, a lonely dreamer in need of a glittery godmother…


Audience Award at SXSW 2022


"Tank Fairy, a lighthearted musical comedy, celebrates the island’s LGBTQ+ community – in contrast to China’s cultural crackdown on gay life" - The Guardian



  • Kaohsiung Film Festival | Taiwan Short Competition


  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival | Comedy Shorts
  • South By Southwest (SXSW) | Midnight ShortsAudience Award
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival | Out NightMartin Contreras and Keith Orr \aut\ Film Award for Best LGBTQ Film
  • Athens International Film & Video Festival | Assemblé
  • Seattle International Film Festival | Out With the NormsSpecial Jury Prize, Live Action Short
  • OUTshine Film Festival | Official Selection
  • Lovers Film Festival | International Short CompetitionSpecial Envoy Rainbow Award for Best Short Film
  • Oberhausen International Short Film Festival | Children's and Youth Film CompetitionSpecial Mention of the Children's Jury
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival | Rainbow Lights
  • Vienna Shorts Festival | Queer Shorts
  • Inside Out | Something to Tell You
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival | Short Before Long; Superheroes & Other Catastrophes
  • Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival | Official Selection
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia | Asia International Competition
  • The Norwegian Short Film Festival | International Short Film CompetitionHonorable Mention, Best International Short
  • Sydney Film Festival | Official Selection
  • Provincetown Film Festival | Queer Shorts
  • San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival | Fun in ShortsJury Award, Best Narrative Short
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest | Gayla!Special Mention, Best LGBTQ+ Short
  • Outfest Los Angeles | Get HappyGrand Jury Special Mention, International Narrative Short
  • Fantasia International Film Festival | Cavalcade of Perversions
  • Indy Shorts International Film Festival | Comedy Shorts
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival | Experimental, Surreal & Dance
  • Concorto Film Festival | Deep Night
  • Odense International Film Festival | International Competition
  • Out On Film, Atlanta's International Lgbtq Film Festival | Let's Laugh AgainAudience Award, Best Comedy Film
  • Calgary International Film Festival | Spirits on Fire
  • Nashville Film Festival | Shorts Mixtape 2: Narrative”
  • Show Me Shorts Film Festival | Breaking Expectations
  • Cinekid International Children Film Festival | Official Selection
  • Leeds International Film Festival | International Queer Shorts
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival | Queer
  • Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival | International Transgender Mix
  • Lund International Fantastic Film Festival | Fantastic Pride
  • Norwich Film Festival | International Mix
  • MixBrasil | Comedy QueersBest Foreign Short, Audience's Choice
  • Interfilm Berlin | Queer Fever
  • Black Nights Film Festival – Pöff Shorts | Queer Joy
  • Paris LGBTQ+ Film Festival Chéries-Chéris | Compétition Courts Métrages Queer


  • Tromsø International Film Festival | Shorts for Children
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival | Rainbow Shorts

Cast & Crew

Marian Mesula, Ryan Lin, Danielle Yen
Erich Rettstadt
Danny Wang
Erich Rettstadt
Sound design & mix:
Kenny Cheng
Sonia Calico
Zheng Yo-cheng
C.k. Hugo Chung, Anita Tung, Erich Rettstadt
Production Company:
Spotlight Entertainment

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