On behalf of the entire "Boys for Sale" team and as the Executive Producer of the film, it is my great honour to announce the film has received the award for Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 Queer International Film Festival Playa del Carmen (VIDEO) in Mexico. This is the third award "Boys for Sale" has been honoured to receive, including at Los Angeles' Outfest (STORY) and South Africa's DGLFF (STORY).
Close to midnight, we received a text from the festival letting us know about the award and asking us to provide a statement for the ceremony that would be held in a few hours. We quickly wrote one out and sent it to Carlos Fuentes (our translator in Spain who made the Spanish subtitles for the film) to translate.
Prior to the opening, the festival had requested that we send them a video greeting to use for promotion of our screening. As our team is spread out over Japan (with some even based or traveling in other countries), we had members send us in short videos of themselves that we edited together. This was a lot of fun to make and can be viewed HERE.
Screenings of "Boys for Sale" are continuing throughout the world this week, including Slovenia, Ecuador, Spain and Romania (INFO), and we are especially excited for our first public screening in Japan on the 26th (INFO). More information about upcoming screenings, including our Austrian and Australian Premiers, can be found on the screening page of the film (HERE).
Thank you all so very much for your continued support and encouragement!