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In my own image (A mia immagine)

A son fails to feel sorry for the death of his father, a homophobic and bigoted man mainly due to his religious upbringing. The son has never confessed his homosexuality to his father and, desperate, he makes a very strong gesture to shout his homosexuality to God, the Vatican and his father. But resentment is not the solution. The solution is for the church to welcome homosexuals as people equal to all, and not sinners.

the short film is in Italy for being the most courageous and openly aligned work against the Vatican and for having as director and actors some of the most important among the Italian LGBT artists of the moment

RAINBOW AWARD al regista Giuseppe Bucci
(riconoscimento consegnato alla Sala Umberto al Sindaco Gualtieri, Emma Bonino, Giuseppe Fiorello, Fabio Mollo....)

Los Angeles LGBT+ FF - BEST SHORT (Audience Award)
Castelli Romani (CROFFI) - BEST SHORT (Premio della critica)
Castelli Romani (CROFFI) - BEST ACTRESS (Eva Grimaldi)
Omovies Napoli - BEST DIRECTOR (Giuseppe Bucci)
Omovies Napoli - BEST ACTOR (Mariano Gallo)
Barcelona Indie Awards - BEST LGBT SHORT
Paradise FFl (Budapest) - BEST ACTOR (Mariano Gallo)

BEST SHORT - Brazil New Visions Film Fest
BEST DIRECTOR - Brazil New Visions Film Fest
BEST ACTOR - Brazil New Visions Film Fest
BEST ACTOR - Vesuvius International Film Fest
BEST ACTOR - Stockholm City Film Festival

Ukrainian FF, Silicon Valley Queer FF, (Nomination best actor)

TLVFest - The Tel Aviv LGBTQ+ FF
Lovers Torino FF
Ischia Global FF
Napoli FF
Ferrara FF
Vesuvius International ff
accordi@DISACCORDI - Napoli
Barcelona Indie Awards
Paradise Film Festival (Budapest)
Brazil New Visions FF
Silicon Valley Queer FF (California)
East London LGBTQ+ FF
Stockholm City FF

This short film (shot by one of the Italian lgbtqi+ directors most engaged in the battle for gay civil rights) has already caused a stir and controversy in the screening test in Turin, Italy.

recently Giuseppe Bucci  will stage the very famous text "Tom a la ferme" by Bouchard (who personally granted him the rights) made very popular by the homonymous film by Xavier Dolan. Giuseppe is a very iconic gay director in Italy (other lgbtqi shorts and on stage a very successful "Being at home with Claude" di Renè Daniel Dubois)

the debut as leading actor, in male clothing, of Mariano Gallo (aka "priscilla drag" the most popular Italian drag queen in the world, as it leads the "drag race italia" Italian version of the famous "Ru Paul drag Race" )

it is very important, jet, for the presence in the cast of Eva Grimaldi, a very popular actress and television personality who has been married for years to the woman, political activist for lgbtqi rights, Imma Battaglia. The two women are a true symbol of the struggle for LGBT rights in Italy


Giuseppe bucci

  • Giuseppe Bucci
    Luigi e Vincenzo
  • Giuseppe Bucci
    La voce di Laura
  • Novotecnica94
  • Giuseppe Bucci
    Una notte ancora
  • Mariano Gallo
    Key Cast
    "Francesco "
    Drag Race Italia
  • Eva Grimaldi
    Key Cast
    "Paola "
    Il bello delle donne
  • Salvatore Langella
    Key Cast
    Parlami, orlando
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A mia immagine
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    lgbt, religious, father, son, drama, lbbtqi, gay, lesbian, vatican, omofobia
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Rainbow Award
    October 13, 2023
    Best Short
  • Los Angeles LGBTQI+ Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 27, 2024
    best short (audience award)
  • Castelli Romani Film Festival CROFFI
    November 5, 2023
    winner Best Short (Critic's choiche) Best Actress (Eva Grimaldi)
  • TLVFEST TelAviv
    Tel Aviv
    December 10, 2023
    asian premiere
    in competition
  • Lovers Film Festival
    April 20, 2023
    special preview event out of competition
  • Ferrara Film Festival
    September 18, 2023
    Worldwide premiere in competition
  • Barcelona Indie Award
    August 8, 2023
    Winner Best LGBTQ Film
  • Ischia Global Film Festival
    August 16, 2023
Director Biography - Giuseppe Bucci

probably the best Italian director of gay-themed short movies of the last decade.

his short films have traveled the world in official selection of great prestige

2013 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival - Inside Out Toronto - Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam with "One more night"
2014 Outfest Los Angeles - Frameline San Francisco - NewFest New york with "Luigi and Vincenzo" )

2017 Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival - MIX Milan Int Lesb and Gay FF - Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) with "frames of Scannasurice"

2021 Image + Nation Montreal - QFest Houston - Tampa International Gay and Lesbian FF with "Laura's voice"

and winning many awards, especially for the performers that the director always manages to direct with great sensitivity and giving deep emotions

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