STILL AROUND – 15 Short Films – 30 Years Of AIDS

USA – 2011 – 82 minutes – Color
Executive Produced by Marc Smolowitz & Jörg Fockele
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Still Around is an award winning short film compilation comprised of 15 beautifully executed films about people from the San Francisco Bay Area who are thriving and surviving with HIV as we enter the 4th decade of the AIDS Pandemic. Produced expressly with the goal of marking the 30th anniversary of AIDS in 2011, it was the first filmmaking collaboration of Marc Smolowitz and Jörg Fockele, the two producers behind The HIV Story Project. The process of finding and recruiting stories had Fockele and Smolowitz embedded among most of the HIV/AIDS agencies serving the San Francisco Bay Area, which had a very positive impact on the process. As a result, Still Around built a bridge among independent filmmakers, HIV/AIDS agencies, and those impacted and affected by HIV/AIDS like never before. Still Around is currently in worldwide distribution through Outcast Films, where the film continues to find new audiences. It has been regarded as a major installment among AIDS films, especially among academic critics who see it as one of the rare films about AIDS to focus on the living.DIRECTORS (in alphabetical order)
Emmanuelle Antolin, Daniel Cardone, S. Leo Chiang, Deborah Craig, Robert Dekkers, Véronica Duport Deliz, Jörg Fockele, Stuart Gaffney, Amir Jaffer, Sade Huron, Tim Kulikowski & Ian Wolfley, Rick Osmon, Anne Siegel, Marc Smolowitz and Debra A. Wilson.

AWARDS & PREMIERES
Crystal Cactus Award, Best Documentary, Out in the Desert Film Festival (2012)
World Premiere, Boston LGBT Film Festival (2011)
West Coast Premiere, Frameline37 (2011)
Opening Night, International AIDS Film Festival – Presented by Reel Affirmations/DC (2012)
European Premiere, Bern Queersicht, Switzerland (2011)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – 2012
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Roze Filmdagen: Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Louisville LGBT Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – 2011
Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival
Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Mezipatra Czech LGBT Film Fest

SPECIAL SCREENINGS – 2011
Leipzig Intl. Documentary Film Festival – Market
Roxie Cinema, San Francisco
Hamburg LGBT Film Festival
15+ Special Screenings on 3 Continents – World AIDS Day, 2011

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