PIFA's 2019 Winner for
Best LGBTQ Film:
Bully – (Director-Screenwriter: Aaron Alon; Producer: Thunderclap Productions; drama, musical, film short; 57 min. 50 sec.; 2017; US; English) BULLY is a new dramatic musical about Sam Bradley, a young man who commits suicide after being repeatedly bullied in school. The story follows Sam and the lives of those around him in the days leading up to and following his suicide. Watch the trailer
The other 2019 nominees were:
The Book of Craig – (Director-Screenwriter-Producer: Tyler Stuart; comedy, satire, television, new media; 33 min. 45 sec.; US; 2018; English) Craig, a failed ad man, helps his new homosexual roommate, Jesus Christ, prepare for the rapture and adjust to life in the modern world.
THE IN•BETWEEN – (Director-Producer: Adison Oliveras; documentary; 1 hr. 55 sec.; US; 2018; English) A filmmaker explores the facets of masculinity, looking at how they affect LGBTQ+ communities and the world that surrounds them.
Double Date – (Director-Screenwriter: Patrick Gratton; Producers: Patrick Gratton, Jenny Ng-Turner, Justin Burke; romance, drama, film short; 25 min.; 2017; Canada; English) This short drama details the complexities and dualities of bisexuality while also a being a story about relationships in general. Watch the trailer
HIV X LOVE? – (Director-Screenwriter-Producer: Katsuhide Yamago; film short; 10 min. 1 sec.; 2017; Japan; Japanese) Yuto is still single. He has a lazy sex life. Today's boy, Jiu Line, is not compatible. He is HIV positive...