Winning Films 2013

 

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The Painted Girl

High School, directed by Ben Kadie [USA]

The story of Megan, a closeted gay 15 year old, who runs away from her mother's expectations. Hiding in an abandoned subway tunnel, she uses spray paint to create art for her mother. Megan hopes that through this gallery of graffiti she can help her mother understand who she is. 

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88 Miles to Moscow

Short Fiction, directed by Karen Gilenke [USA]

15-year-old Niki gets more than she bargained for when she sneaks off a train for a quick smoke, stumbling into an offbeat adventure involving her ex-con dad, troubled mother, and a young Russian garbage man.