MISDIRECTION
MISDIRECTION
a short film by Carly Usdin
 
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a short film
written & directed by Carly Usdin

 

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about

MISDIRECTION is a queer comedy about a college freshman who falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her recently-diagnosed OCD.

Part of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, Class of 2019.

Watch the trailer

 

awards

Jury Award for Best Short Film: Female
@ qFlix Philadelphia 2019

Jury Award for Best Short Film Female
@ FilmOut San Diego 2019

Audience Award for Best LGBTQ Short Film
@ SENE Film, Music and Art Festival 2019

Jury Award for Best Director
@ Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival 2019

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upcoming screenings

October 16 | Slovak Queer Film Festival | Bratislava, Slovakia

October 17 | Twin Cities Film Festival | St. Louis Park, MN

October 18 | Hamburg International Queer Film Festival | Hamburg, Germany

October 18&19 | Provincetown Women’s Week | Provincetown, MA

October 19 | OUTshine Film Festival | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 19 | QueerFilmFest Rostock | Rostock, Germany

October 25 | NewFest | New York, NY

October 26 | NewFest | New York, NY

November 8&10 | QueerFilmFest Esslingen | Esslingen, Germany

November 9 | Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival | Indianapolis, IN

More coming soon!

past screenings

February 24 | Festival de Cine Latino Americano | Ft. Worth, TX

March 22 | Queens World Film Festival | Queens, NY

March 23 | Melbourne Queer Film Festival | Melbourne, Australia

March 30 | BFI Flare | London, England

March 31 | qFlix Philly | Philadelphia, PA

April 2019 | Dumbo Film Festival | Brooklyn, NY

May 1 | QFest St. Louis | St. Louis, MO

May 11 | Bentonville Film Festival | Bentonville, AR

May 15 | FilmOut LGBTQ ShortFest | San Diego, CA

May 18 | SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival | Providence, RI

May 19 | Reel Minds Mental Health Film Festival | Miami, FL

June 1 | Inside Out Film Festival | Toronto, Canada

June 7&8 | Korea Queer Film Festival | Seoul, S Korea

June 10 | Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival | Tel Aviv, Israel

June 14 | Queer North Film Festival | Ontario, Canada

June 22&29 | Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival | San Francisco, CA

July 14 | Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival | Salt Lake City, UT

July 19 | 26th Annual OCD Conference | Austin, TX

July 25&28 | Indy Shorts International Film Festival | Indianapolis, IN

July 26&27 | Outfest | Los Angeles, CA

July 27 | Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival | Seattle, WA

July 28 | Shorts Out! LGBTQ+ Film Festival | Brighton, UK

August 4 | GAZE International LGBT Film Festival | Dublin, Ireland

August 8 | Monmouth Film Festival | Red Bank, NJ

August 11 | American Psychological Association Film Festival | Chicago, IL

August 15 | HollyShorts | Los Angeles, CA

August 17 | Vancouver Queer Film Festival | Vancouver, Canada

August 17&19 | North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival | Durham, NC

August 22 | Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival | Los Angeles, CA

August 23 | Stamped Film Festival | Pensacola, FL

August 24 | aGLIFF | Austin, TX

August 25 | Sidewalk Film Festival | Birmingham, AL

August 31 | Broad Humor Film Festival | Los Angeles, CA

September 8 | QFilms LGBTQ Film Festival | Long Beach, CA

September 21 | Princeton Independent Film Festival | Princeton, NJ

September 22 | Golden Door International Film Festival | Jersey City, NJ

September 28 | Out on Film Festival | Atlanta, GA

September 28 | Reeling LGBTQ+ International Film Festival | Chicago, IL

September 28 | Cinema Diverse | Palm Springs, CA

October 4-10 | Oaxaca FilmFest | Oaxaca, Mexico

October 7 | PROUD! Filmfestival | Aarhus, Denmark

October 10 | Outflix Film Festival | Memphis, TN

October 11 | BENT LGBTQ Film Festival | Sacramento, CA

October 12 | Dayton LGBT Film Festival | Dayton, OH

October 12 | ImageOUT | Rochester, NY

October 12 | Seattle Queer Film Festival | Seattle, WA

October 13 | Way Out West Film Fest | Albuquerque, NM

 
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