Uploaded on Jan 11, 2011
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Here's the Official Trailer for the award-winning Aquarian Films short film, BEDFELLOWS, written & directed by Pierre Stefanos, an Official Selection at 140 film festivals in 40 countries on 6 continents, now on Pink TV in France, iTunes, YouTube, and N. American & European DVD!
'GAY FILMNACHT' THEATRICAL SCREENINGS via EDITIONS SALZGEBER (Feb. 2012):
13th (Kiel & Munster); 17th (Mannheim, Munchen, Bremen, Frankfurt, Stuttgart); 20th (Augsburg, Bielefeld, Dresden, Essen, Hamburg, Hannover, Madgeburg, Oldenburg); 22nd (Karlsruhe); and 24th (Berlin).
* The 2011 QBliss GLBTIA Creating Change Community Award for "Outstanding Short Film"
WINNER - BEST SHORT:
* Palm Beach Int'l FF
* Monaco Charity FF
* Dare Media Underground Short FF (Cork, IRE)
* Serile Filmului Gay Int'l FF (Cluj-Napoca, ROM)
* Rio Festival de Gay Cinema (BEST FOREIGN SHORT)
* Long Island LGFF (BEST MEN'S SHORT)
* Ft. Worth LGFF (BEST DRAMATIC MEN'S SHORT)
* Mezipatra Czech Queer FF (BEST SHORT HON. MENTION)
WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD (BEST SHORT)
* Philadelphia QFest
* Indianapolis LGFF
* Fest Int'l de Cine LGBT de Chile
* Anaheim Int'l FF (BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT)
* Seattle Int'l FF (GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER-UP, BEST SHORT)
* Int'l LGFF de Andalucia (Sevilla) (BEST FOREIGN SHORT)
* Tucson Int'l LGBT FF (BEST GAY SHORT)
* Hamburg Int'l Queer FF (AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER-UP, BEST GAY SHORT)
WINNER - BEST LGBT SHORT/FILM:
* FLICKERS: Rhode Island Int'l FF
* NYC Downtown Short FF
* Breckenridge FF
* Ballinamore Int'l FF
* Park City Film Music Fest - WINNER: GOLD MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC FOR A SHORT FILM
* Garden State FF - WINNER: BEST THEME MUSIC
* Long Island Int'l Film Expo - WINNER: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE; BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY; BEST LONG ISLAND FILM (SHORT); BEST ACTOR HON. MENTION - NOMINATED: BEST STORY; BEST DIRECTOR; BEST FIRST FILM
* HDFest (Portland, OR) - WINNER: BEST DRAMATIC HD SHORT (RUNNER-UP); BEST SCREENPLAY, SHORT (RUNNER-UP); BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY HON. MENTION; - NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR
* OutFest Peru - WINNER: BEST OF FEST screening
* Durango Independent FF - WINNER: BEST OF FEST screening
* NOMINATIONS: BEST SHORT
- Palm Springs ShortFest
- Iris Prize Fest (Cardiff, UK)
- Fest de Cine LGBT de Bilbao
- San Luis Obispo Int'l FF
- Margaret River Shorts FF
- Arizona Int'l FF
- Memphis Int'l Film & Music FF
- Nashville FF
- Athens Int'l FF of Ohio
- Little Rock FF (AR)
- deadCENTER FF (Okla. City, OK)
- Tel Aviv Int'l LGFF
- CineSLAM: VT GLBT Shorts Fest
- Sicilia Queer FF
- Louisville LGFF
- Int'l Best Of Shorts FF
- Fresno Reel Pride FF
- Fest de films LGBT Paris
- Barcelona Int'l LGBT FF
- Int'l Fest de Cine LGBT de Panamá
- Oaxaca Int'l FF
- Fest de Cine LGBT El Lugar Sin Limites (Quito, ECU)
- Tucson Int'l LGFF
- Tirana Int'l FF (BEST NARRATIVE SHORT)
- Atlanta FF (PINK PEACH JURY AWARD)
BEDFELLOWS, starring Paul Caiola & Bret Shuford. Produced by Wendy Shear & Pierre Stefanos. Shot by Clayton Combe, with music by Ron Passaro.
"One of the most ambitious short films I've ever seen...every moment feels completely honest and heartfelt. An earnest and memorable fantasy."
"An excellent piece of short film making: well-acted, well-executed, solid production value, and even very well edited. The score is lovely and understated and lends itself well to the fairy-tale feel of this little story about finding love in a cynical world."
"4 stars. This sharply engaging short has an intriguingly serious subtext beneath its bright and often very funny surface. Stefanos holds the balance between comedy and emotion just right from start to finish. Clearly a gifted filmmaker to watch."
"Pierre Stefanos' "Bedfellows" captures the possibilities of true gay romance in a world where cuddling is no longer acceptable."
"An emotional tale dripping with love. Beautifully directed, this is a film that will stay with you for a very long time."
"Both of the leads are adorable...A truly heartwarming fable."
"Intuitive scoring and smart dialogue...This tender story speaks for itself."
"Double Thumbs Up"
-- Philadelphia Gay News
"A beautiful romantic story."
-- Gay City News (NY)
"Even seasoned romantics may get to feeling love drenched in this emotional ode to gay affection...a lovingly executed work."
"Bedfellows [is a] brilliant what-if hook-up fairy tale...Excellent - 5 out of 5"
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