Bisexual Short Film ‘Character’ Wins Major Award

A movie about an urban fantasy that takes the audience into an intriguing journey of BLGT issues, with a lot of bisexuality, won a prestigious award for short films this week.

Boston Blake won the Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for Boston’s captivating short film, “Character” which features exceptional storytelling, strong acting, and intriguing characters, woven into a compelling tale of love, sex and trust.

“Receiving an Accolade is absolutely thrilling. I really wanted to tell a story that would capture people’s imaginations and give them something to think about,” says the first-time filmmaker. “The entire cast and crew worked incredibly hard. That people are enjoying it means the world to me.”

The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 7.59.03 PM

Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries.

The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

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Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]