This Friday, Safe Word will be playing the first of three screenings at the wonderful Indianapolis International Film Festival (aka Indy Fest) in the Funny Ha Ha shorts program. Other hilarious films on the bill include stories about marriage, death, and the apocalypse. Natch! In this company, Safe Word will feel right at home. We commend the festival programmers for having the bad taste to choose our movie, and finding fulsome fellow travelers.
Safe Word was one of seven short films in an Audience Favorite LGBT program on June 23. Though I missed that screening, I attended the festival for a few days the week prior, and really had a terrific time. I met talented filmmakers from all over the world, attended a few workshops and panels, and watched some of the best shorts I’d ever seen. Some were super simple, others were mind-bogglingly ambitious, but it was easy to see why each had been chosen. It was like getting fat on plates of hors d’oeuvres at a huge party, and I left feeling spoiled and zooming on the best sugar rush ever.