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1st Edition

In the world of cinema, LGBTIQIA+ films are the kaleidoscope that reflects the vibrant colours of love, identity, and the human spirit.

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Save the date for a groundbreaking event in London's queer film scene! Join us on 8th September 2023 for the highly anticipated first edition of the OFN (One Fluid Night) Film Award at the dynamic Genesis Cinema. Immerse yourself in a mesmerising cinematic journey, featuring two sets of international short films that delve into the diverse and vibrant aspects of the LGBTIQ+ experience.

But that's not all! Prepare to be captivated by live performances from talented artists, and engage directly with the filmmakers during insightful Q&A sessions. Discover the creative processes behind their films and gain unique insights into the stories they tell.

As an active participant, your voice matters! Cast your vote and help determine the Best Fluid Story of the 1st Edition of the OFN Short Film Award. Your involvement adds an exciting element of audience participation, ensuring that your preferences and opinions shape the outcome. The film with the most votes will receive a CERTIFICATE and a CASH PRIZE, acknowledging the hard work and creativity of the filmmaker.

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This event will be hosted by the charismatic Debbie Del Rey, ensuring a seamless flow throughout the night. Expect to be entertained by live performers, industry professionals, and the talented Misscondukt, who will provide enchanting musical interludes.

To kick off the screening, enjoy welcoming bubbles and "snack-prizes" that set the perfect tone for an evening filled with cinematic delights.

Official Selection

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Official Selection OFN 1st Edition - Don't Tell Mama by Conrad Alejandro Faraj

DON'T TELL MAMA

Director: Conrad Alejandro Faraj

"A young man with a long-kept secret becomes conflicted about revealing it to his mother."

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OUT DAMNED SPOT

Director: Daniel Lane

"When a Shakespearean actor receives red roses, his love affair with his co-star intensifies, as do the effects of a mysterious but deadly affliction."

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ICEBERG LICKING SOCIETY

Director: Nathan Ceddia

"A never before seen look into the mysterious world of the Iceberg Licking Society as the association faces iceberg-licking's greatest threat: global warming"

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HOMOFÓNIA

Director: Luke K. Murphy

"As their Debs application deadline approaches, a closeted couple must sort their domestic issues as Gaeilge to prevent their classmates from knowing they’re an item. However, translation issues leave their relationship in jeopardy."

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OWNER OF A LONELY HEART

Director: John Monahan

"Gerry is a widower trying to get back out there when his younger friend, Sam, invites him for a charity speed date, he'll find out that meeting new people may not be as easy as he remembered."

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ROLL PIN PUNCH

Director: Debbie Vu

"A sparring match between two MMA fighters, both women of color, and the pivotal moments leading up to the fight."

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THE PRINCE'S DILEMMA

Director: Devin Rowe

"The film follows Prince Philip, who longing to be with a prince of his own, must decide to follow the traditional tale expected of him or forge his own happily ever after."

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SUDDEN FLASH

Director: Maho Irigoyen

"A dive in the river takes a trans man on a journey back to his past."

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SANAA, SEDUCTRESS OF STRANGERS

Director: Jan Eilhardt

"Sanaa has been working as a city guide in Berlin-Wedding for years. But work alone is not enough for her. She is stubborn and trans. Her passion for the migrant men in the neighbourhood keeps her really on her toes."

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THICK SKIN

Director: Inès Arsi

"To define yourself is to shut yourself away. Ahmed, a young Tunisian artist, transcends standards and goes beyond the labels that are stuck on him, with a single goal: to live as his soul tells him to do"

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THIRD DATE

Director: Jonathan Dwyer

"Third Date is Straight8 film, shot on one Super8 cartridge with no editing. It follows the nervous tension of an intimate date where both parties are too scared to make the first move."

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LA CASQUETTE (THE HAT)

Director: Hadi Moussally

"Hadi stares at the camera and begins to get dressed. As he prepares himself, he expresses his thoughts on the current situation, how much discrimination and amalgams weigh on him, he who wears the double stigmatizing hat of gay & Arab. What to do with this weight?"

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THE STORY OF MAFALDA

Director: Daniel Herz, Luis Felipe Sá

"The tragic melody of a transgender woman who was murdered by her lover."

Honourable Mention

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JAAYAZ (Rightful)

Director: Pratap Horde

"Saatvik and Varadh are in a live-in relationship. Saatvik feels that Varadh is not giving him and their relationship its due importance. Varadh never even openly acknowledges that they are more than flatmates. This disturbs Saatvik a great deal. He constantly makes an effort to find his rightful place in Varadh’s life. Will he succeed? Will he get his due"

ONE LOVE

Director: Nahlia Loren Couto

"One Love” is a collaborative and sustainable fashion short celebrating fluidity and universal love for each other and our planet, with underlying environmental and social messaging surrounding topics of water protection and gender equality"

ONYX

Director: Aguinaldo Flor

"Bruno lives a psychological drama arising from a strange emotional connection with his grandfather, a former political prisoner in the 70s. Near his house, he bumps into Caio, a troubled man who does not accept his own essence. The casual encounter becomes intense and sensitive as they both expose their weaknesses, memories and melancholy.

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