Center for Artistic Revolution Student Short Film Prize Official Selections

Kaleidoscope recognizes the importance of student filmmakers to the future of LGBT films.  These students could go on to create the next blockbuster, or at least the next big indie film!  In this spirit we are happy to present the lineup for the Center for Artistic Revolution Student Short Film Prize.

The winning film will receive a $500 cash prize as well as a copy of Final Draft ($249 value), #1 selling screenwriting software. These films were selected from online submissions via Film Freeway from all over the world.

They are presented in part thanks to the sponsorship Center for Artistic Revolution and Final Draft,

Some Rainbows Never Grey, Director: Peter Jacobsen 


Jim, Allan and Ian, three older gay men from Melbourne, Australia, openly discuss why they chose to marry women in the 1960s, the period of heartbreak which followed and their eventual self-discovery.


Water, Director: Ricardo Esparragoza 


The life of Daniel, an introverted teenager, takes a turn with the arrival of his new swimming classmate. The outgoing personality of Carlos, makes Daniel doubt about his personality and sexuality.


Border Woods, Director: Miles Carey 


When Rowan loses track of his high-school friends in the woods the night of their goodbye camping trip before college, he is plunged into a fantastical world where he must face his hopes, fears, and sexuality, as he is pushed ever closer to the border with the unknown.


Plunge, Director: Kate Lefoe 


A romantic day trip tests the relationship of two young lovers.


Falling Angels, Directors: Josefine Pil & Grangaard Olesen 


Julia - the priest's daughter - falls in love with the beautiful Barbara, who just moved to the island. A story about forbidden love and the impossible choices it leads to.


A Kiss From Your Lips, Director: Allison Tate 


A young swing dancer looks for her perfect dance partner.


Southern Pride, Director: Nick Lane 

USA/ Made in Arkansas/7:19

When it seems their young son will be proposing to his girlfriend over dinner, a southern gay couple go on a walk and get into a fiery debate about the pros and cons of marriage.



Center for Artistic Revolution

CAR was founded in 2003 in Little Rock, Arkansas by LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) and straight   allies. CAR is a 501(c)(3) sponsored statewide organization that believes that all people should have equitable access to fair treatment, a democratic political process as well as economic and environmental justice. 

CAR is an inclusive, intergenerational Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) centric organization working with our Allies to build and sustain a progressive movement in Arkansas that connects people, communities and issues for the purpose of ending discrimination, securing equal rights, protections and fair treatment for ALL Arkansans. 


Final Draft

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