Director: Gregor Schmidinger
Producer: Gregor Schmidinger & Julian Wiehl
Genre: Short movie
Language: German with eng. subtitle
Stars: Michael Glantschnig, Josef Mohamed, Günther Sturmlechner & Harald Bodingbauer
Just in time for the International Day Against Homophobia on 17 May, Austrian film director Gregor Schmidinger put his short film Homophobia online. With this upload to YouTube and Vimeo the project came full circle, as it was a web-based crowd-funding campaign that enabled the project in the first place.
‘The project grew bigger and greater than I could ever have imagined’, the young director said in front of 600 people at the premiere at Vienna’s Gartenbaukino last Friday. The film, which stars young Austrian actors, strikes a blow against homophobia and at the same time adresses themes such as self-acceptance and moral courage. In the film we follow a young protagonist coming to terms with his feelings in the Austrian army.