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Something About Alex

Original title: Anders
Netherlands, 2017, 19 min.

Director: Reinout Hellenthal
Production company:
Hellenthal Studios

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Alex, a troubled and isolated teenager, finds a true and supportive friend in Hendrik, his sister's boyfriend. When Hendrik and Annelies announce their plans to leave the family home, Alex must face what is troubling him.

Wesel Niederrhein Film Festival (Honourable Mention)
Pune International Queer Film Festival - Out & Loud
Atlanta Mosaic Film Festival
Kiel Transgender Film Festival (Award for Best Short Film)
Seattle Transgender Film Festival - Translations
Charlotte LGBTQ film festival - Reel Out
Berlin Queer Film Festival - XPOSED
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival - TLVFest (Honoree Award)
San Diego LGBT Film Festival - FilmOut (Award for Best International Short Film)
Manila Transgender Film Festival - Traum Kino
Sudbury Queer North Film Festival - QNFF (Award for Best Narrative Short)
Kansas City International LGBT Film Festival - Out Here Now (Award for Best Dramatic Short)
McAllen La Frontera Queer Film Fest (Award for Best Short Narrative)
Lima International LGBT Film Festival - Outfest Peru
Salt Lake City LGBT Film Festival - Damn These Heels
Dublin International LGBT Film Festival - GAZE (Award for Best International Short)
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - NCGLFF (Award for Best Trans International Short)
Pensacola LGBT Film Festival - Stamped (Best Short)
Orebro Live at Heart Festival (Best International Short Film, Audience Award International)
Memphis International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Outflix (Best International Short)
September 2018 Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Best Trans Short Film, Runner Up - Short Film in Competition)
October 2018 Fort Lauderdale OUTshine Film Festival (Best Short Film)
October 2018 Regensburg Queer-Streifen Film Festival (Audience Award Best Queer Short)
October 2018 Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival - ImageOut (Audience Award Best Short Film)
November 2018 Wiesbaden Film Festival - Exground Filmfest (Best International Youth Short Film)
November 2018 Zaragoza Film Festival - FCZ (Jury Award Otras Miradas)
November 2018 Berlin International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth - Kuki (Special Mention)


Study guide: German