JIM'S INTRODUCTION TO GENDER IDENTITY (2017)

Jim thinks he knows who he is: he's a man, he has a hot girlfriend, he's on the basketball team… But when Cassie tells him about a male bodied friend who identifies as a girl, Jim's concepts of gender and identity are challenged.

Directed by K. Kypers
Produced by David Grandison Jr.
Music by Jake Stanton

Animated by K. Kypers & Kofi Sarfo

K. Kypers as Jim & Glenda
Kayla Miller as Cassie

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WINNER - EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
ASIFA-East Animation Festival 2018

WINNER - 1ST PLACE - MIXED MEDIA/EXPERIMENTAL
Florida Animation Festival 2018

WINNER - BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Westfield International Film Festival 2018

WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM
Warwick Summer Arts Film Festival 2017

WINNER - FINALIST
Peak City International Film Festival 2018

WINNER - LGBTIQQ SEMI FINALIST
SPLICE Film Fest 2018

WINNER - FESTIVAL FAVORITE
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival 2018

Winner for Best Animated Short at the 2018 Westfield International Film Festival in Westfield, NJ

Featured on Pride.com (November 30, 2017)
Featured on HelloGiggles (May 14, 2018)
Presented at Flame Con 2018 (August 19, 2018)

This film was made for AMAZE: a collaboration between Advocates for YouthAnswer, and YTH

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