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Year of Production 2017

Something About Alex

English title: Something About Alex
Original title: Anders
Netherlands, 2017, 19 min.

Director: Reinout Hellenthal
Production company:
Hellenthal Studios
Phone: +31 6 44055299
info@hellenthalstudios.com
www.hellenthalstudios.com

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

Synopsis:
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.

Festivals:
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)

Website: http://reinouthellenthal.com/something-about-alex

Study guide: German