Roberta Loved

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2000 | Executive Producer -- This dark drama of a 350 pound woman's last day of life is written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka.  Allan, currently well known for his hit LOGO series (Rick and Steve, The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World) created and directed Roberta Loved in 2000. His unique thesis film earned numerous awards and screened at several dozen film festivals around the Globe. Most notably, Roberta Loved earned the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2003 Fairy Tales Calgary Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Canada. This very original and moving film received North American distribution by Frameline.  To purchase or rent, go to Frameline. Principal cast: Vickie RabjohnChristopher Bradley and Mink Stole.

Awards

WINNER Fairy Tales Calgary Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short Film
WINNER Corto Imola International Short Film Festival Audience Award
WINNER Hamburg International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Film
WINNER The Los Angeles Friday Night Shorts Festival Audience Award
  • Peter Stark Foundation Grant - Screenplay
  • The Kodak/California Institute of the Arts Film Stock Grant

Film Festival Screenings

  • Mardi Gras Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  • Viennale International Film Festival (Austria)
  • Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Germany)
  • Pink Film Festival (Manila, Philippines)
  • Fairy Tales Calgary Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Canada)
  • MIX Mexico
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival
  • Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Corto Imola International Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • The Los Angeles Friday Night Shorts Festival
  • The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  • The New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • New York Cinevision Asian American International Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Minneapolis Flaming Film Festival
  • Peabody Film Festival - Portland, Maine
  • Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Pike's Peak Lavender Film Festival
  • Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival
  • Outfest Los Angeles International Gay and Lesbian Film & Video Festival
  • Portland Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Oregon)
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
  • Montreal's International Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
  • Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Rochester International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Image Out!)
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Festival Mix Brazil
  • Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Long Island Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • Pink Film Days Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Reviews

A powerful film that manages to evoke more grounded emotion in 25 minutes than most movies can accomplish in 2 hours. A rich, rewarding work that indicates the emerging of a unique filmmaking talent - please take note. 

- Warren Curry, CINEMANOW


Roberta Loved is unconventional, disturbing and wonderful.

- The New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


We were all impressed by the simplicity of means the subject of sexuality and disability was powerfully portrayed. The film was both honest and deeply moving.  

- Grand Jury Coroto Imola International Short Film Festival


Roberta Loved is a small masterpiece. 

- Paul Bellini, Fab Magazine (Toronto)