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First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, Quebec cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin, a.k.a. Obom, adapts her latest graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures to tell poignant real-life stories of love.

Charlotte, Mathilde, Marie, and Diane reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression. For them, sexual awakening comes hand-in-hand with discovering their desire for other women—and a joyful new self-awareness.

Obom’s visually whimsical stories deftly weave together these youthful memories, resulting in a powerful and tender work with universal appeal. Evoking all the raw intensity and heart-pounding excitement of falling in love for the very first time, this uplifting film will resonate with lovers everywhere.

2016, 08 min 09 s

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Best Short Fiction Film
Mostra La Ploma
June 10 2018, Valencia - Spain

Lodestar Award
International Short Film Festival
March 29 to April 1 2018, Dawson City - Canada

OFF-NEW NARRATIVES award for the BEST SHORT FILM
Zinegoak, Festival de Cine y Artes Escénicas gaylesbotrans de Bilbao
February 19 to March 4 2018, Bilbao - Spain

Best LGBT Short
New York City Short Film Festival
November 18 2017, New York - USA

Audience Award
L'Alternativa / International Festival of Independent Films
November 13 to 19 2017, Barcelona - Spain

Prix du jury- volet professionnel
Cinémental
October 15 2017, Winnipeg - Canada

Prix du jury Enfants
Festival International du film pour enfants (FIFEM)
February 27 to March 6 2017, Montréal - Canada

Meilleur court métrage d'animation ex aequo avec Vaysha, l'aveugle de Theodore Ushev
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma
February 23 to March 4 2017, Montréal - Canada

Best Canadian Short
GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation
November 24 to 27 2016, Calgary - Canada

Guy-L. Coté Award for Best Canadian Animation
Sommets du cinéma d'animation
November 23 to 27 2016, Montréal - Canada

Nelvana Grand Prize for Independent Short Animation
International Animation Festival
September 21 to 25 2016, Ottawa - Canada