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Latest Film, Awards and Screenings

Posted on July 13, 2015

New in my email inbox reminded me that there’s so much going on that I sometimes forget to share the good news. My latest animation short, “Happy & Gay”, is a 1930s queer revisionist history cartoon musical. Its first festival screening was Sept 2014. Since then, it’s played internationally and scooped up some nice awards along the way. The mailbox news was that my film won the Best Animation at the Rio Gay Fest (Rio de Janeiro) this week. I’ve had time to apply to some festivals, and then rely on being invited (again, it’s been so busy.) Here’s a breakdown of some of the activity so far:

Awards
Jury Award for Best Animation: Rio Gay Festival du Cinema, Brazil, 2015
Jury Award for Best Short Film: Les Gai CineMad: Madrid LGBT Film Fest; 2014
Jury Award for Best Animation: Atlanta Out On Film Festival; Atlanta Georgia USA; ; 2015
Audience Award: Atlanta Out On Film Festival Nov, 2014, Atlanta Georgia USA; 2014
Award for Best Animation: Image+Nation LGBT Cinema Festival, Montreal; 2015
Special Mention, Can[Be] Gay, Festival de Cine LGBTIQ de Canarias; 2015

TOUR INCLUSION
Diversanima, touring Chile and Latin America (various)

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
Queers in Shorts, Cambridge UK

SCREENINGS, Official Selection in Competition
Siggraph Asia (Shenzen, China) Nov, 2014 Shenzen China
Frameline39: San Fran Int’l LGBT Film Festival 2015
ANIMATOR / 2015 The 8th International Animated Film Festival, Poland, Poznan
Image+Nation LGBT Cinema Festival, Montreal
InsideOut Toronto
In&Out LGBT Film festival
Bilbao Festival of Documentary & Short Films-ZINEBI, Spain
Festival Int’l Derechos Humanos y Cine Venezuela, Venezula
Merlinka Int’l Queer Film Festival, Belgrade
Anim’Est Int’l Animation Film Festival, Romania
Atlanta Out On Film Festival, USA
Atlantic Film Festival, Nova Scotia
Athens AnimFest, Greece
Boston LGBT Film Festival
Holebi Queer Film Festival, Germany
Can[Be]Gay: Festival Int’l de CineLGBTIQ de Canarias, Canary Islands
Roze FilmDagen, Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Holland
Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Italy
Vancouver Int’l Women in Film Festival
Torino LGBT Film Festival, Italy
Women in Film Festival, Florida US
ANIMATE 2015, Poland
Curadoria e Direção do Rio Festival Gay de Cinema