Deakin Filmmakers Win The Geelong Pride Film Festival Uplift Award

Posted 11 March 2020

Deakin Filmmakers Win The Geelong Pride Film Festival Uplift Award

Celebrating three years ! The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) is an emerging LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer) film festival in Geelong, Australia. This year the festival will be celebrating three years !

The not-for-profit community-run festival screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films in Geelong during an inclusive film festival for the whole community.

“Life Is Fine”

This year’s GPFF Uplift Award went to a team of filmmakers from Deakin University for their short film ‘Life is Fine’ directed by Daniel Orfali that will feature in the 2020 festival.

The film is about the relationship between two boys Lucas and Dante and how they navigate life while Dante battles cancer. Together they continue to party, swim in the ocean and most importantly, be together. Life is Fine for Dante and Lucas, and when Lucas accepts that, Lucas and Dante celebrate the history they shared and their upcoming future: life together.

‘Life is Fine’ was filmed on location in the Geelong region on the Bellarine Peninsula and in Central Geelong.

In addition to the annual festival, there are hosted one-off special screenings throughout the year.
Screening a diverse mix of LGBTIQ+ feature films, short films, feature documentaries, short documentaries from across the world, GPFF also supports additional local filmmakers through prizes and commissions.

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