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Inside Out 2Slgbtq+ Film Festival Winners Include Turkey’s ‘Love, Spells And All That’, UK’s ‘Sweetheart’

Inside Out 2Slgbtq+ Film Festival Winners Include Turkey’s ‘Love, Spells And All That’, UK’s ‘Sweetheart’

The Inside Out 2Slgbtq+ Film Festival on Monday unveiled winners for its just-wrapped 31st edition, bestowing its Audience Award for narrative feature on Ümit Ünal’s Love, Spells and All That and its best first feature honor on Marley Morrison’s Sweetheart.

A total of 143 films including 33 features and five episodic series unspooled during the Ontario-based virtual festival that ran May 27-June 6, with a total of 70% of this year’s selected films by women/trans/non-binary directors.

Love, Spells centers on the reunion 20 years later of two woman who were separated from their families after a love affair as teens; one believes they were reunited because she cast a love spell on the other. Sweetheart is a comedic coming-of-age story about a socially awkward girl (Nell Barlow) forced to go on a family vacation only to discover after a chance meeting with a local lifeguard that she has a chance

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