Nathalie Álvarez Mesén | Filip
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About This Project







Original title: Filip

Language: Swedish


11 min


Seven-year-old Filip admires his sixteen-year-old brother Sebastian most of all.  One evening, Filip sees something unexpected happen between Sebastian and Sebastian’s best friend. He doesn’t know how to handle it.


Filmed in Stockholm


Writer-Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Cinematographer:  Sebastian Sheild

Producers: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén and Sebastian Sheild




Josef Waldfogel

August Segerholm

Simon Reithner

Emma Swenninger





  • BUFF Youth and Children Film Festival, Malmö 2015
  • Stockmotion, Stockholm 2015
  • IndieLisboa, Lisboa 2016
  • Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen 2016
  • Around International Film Festival – Best Short Film (April)
  • LA Film Festival, Los Angeles 2016
  • Palm Springs Shortfest, Palm Springs 2016 : Award for Best Live Action under 15 minutes – Non-student category
  • Valencia International Film Festival
  • Outfest, Los Angeles 2016
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Baltic States Open Place
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival
  • Encounters Film Festival
  • New Orleans Film Festival
  • Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Dayton LGBT Film Fest
  • Cinema Diverse
  • Hamptons Film Festival
  • Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA
  • ImageOut
  • Nordic Film Days Lübeck
  • Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Asiana International Short Film Festival
  • Newfilmmakers NY
  • St Cloud Film Fest
  • Mix Brazil Festival
  • Costa Rica International Film Festival – National Competition – Special Mention
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
  • MixMexico
  • Sicilia Queer International New Visions Filmfest
  • GayCharlotte Film Festival
  • New York Lift-Off Film Festival
  • HollyShorts Film Festival