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35mm Short Film | LGBTQIA+, Magical Realism | 2023

Awards:

  • Student Academy Award Gold Winner, Experimental / Alternative, 2023

  • LACA Film Festival Best Picture of the Month (December 2023) WINNER: Best Short Film, Best Producer, Best Production Design, Best Editor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography

  • GEM FEST 2024; Best Cinematography, Best Editing

Official Selections: 

  • AFI FEST 2023 (NOMINEE: Grand Jury Award)

  • Oslo Fusion Film Festival 2023

  • LACA Film Festival 2023

  • GLAFF 2023 

  • Inside Out Film Festival 2024

  • 41 North Film Fest 2023

  • GemFest 2024 

  • Fargo Film Fest 2024

  • Roze Filmdagen Film Festival 2024

  • KASHISH Pride Film Festival 2024

  • XXV Festival Internazionale Corti da Sogni Antonio Ricci 2024

  • Arizona International Film Festival 2024

  • QFest St. Louis 2024

  • Norwegian Short Film Festival 2024 ( 47th Kortfilm Festivalen, Grimstad)

  • Nevada City Film Festival 2024

  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2024 (Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara)

  • Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival 2024

  • USA Film Festival 2024

  • TRANSlation Film Festival 2024

Logline: A poetic exploration of identity and self-discovery, using visual symbolism to depict a woman's transformation into a man. With the help of her inner manifestation, the ice man, she sheds her old skin and embraces her true identity. 

Producer: Ilayda Cetinkaya

Writer/ Director/Cinematographer: Leo Behrens

Production Designer: Mojo Wen
Editor: Ale Armijo

Composer: Mike Forst

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