Best Youth Film
Real Boy by Shaleece Haas
The movie gives us insight to several perspectives of being transgender and coming to terms with your own identity. We get to experience issues and thoughts from people going through it, and the people around them. We get to see the valuable support that comes from good friends and a supportive family. We also see the negative impact when those close to you are unable to accept who you truly are, and the strong bond that can be formed when people do understand. The movie deals with several serious issues, but the energy and positivity of the main characters helps us realize that things get better with time. It’s an important subject and one that will help more youth with discovering and understanding themselves. We believe this should not only be seen by as many as possible, but also understood and ideally be part of school curriculum.
Arianna by Carlo Lavagna gies us a unique view by showing a personal perspective of what it is like growing up and discovering something isn’t right about your body. It highlights the troubles and confusion that comes with being intersex and having this kept from you.
Jury members: Magnus Sekkelsten, Christer André Gudmundsdottir og Maja Céline Eriksen.