coming to terms

Drama | 2000 | Canada | 17:00 | colour

Alone in his college dorm room, a young man struggles
with his family’s reaction when he is pressured into
coming out to them over the telephone.
Damian sinks into desperation as he realizes
that both he and his family have an arduous journey
ahead if they are to heal old wounds and
come to terms with his dawning sexuality.


Written & Directed by
Shawn Postoff
Produced by

Shawn Postoff, Demetri Portelli
& Matthew Cody

Executive Producer
Roger Metivier
Director of Photography
Demetri Portelli
Picture Editor
Kerry Davie
Sound Designer
Ray Gould
Music by
Mark Weigle, Barnes &
Matt Austin


Paula Grove, Chris Regan

Nashville Independent Film Festival 2003, Nashville TN
Reelpride Michigan 2003, Detroit, MI
Festival Mix Brazil 2002, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Indiana University Film Studies 2002, Bloomington IN
Q Cinema Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival 2002, Fort Worth TX
Outfest Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2002, Los Angeles CA
Boston Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2002, Boston MA
OutTakes 2002, Aukland, New Zealand
Queer Articulations 2002, Princeton NJ
Syracuse University Open Doors 2002, Syracuse NY
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2002, London UK
University of Oregon Queer Film Festival 2002, Eugene OR
Nominated: Audience Choice Award
Young Adult Library Services Association (American Library Association)
Recommended: 2002 List of Selected Videos for Young Adults
Spokane Film Festival 2001, Spokane WA
Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2001, Rochester NY
William & Mary Gay & Lesbian Alumni Film Festival 2001, Williamsburg VA
Adam Baran Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2001, Honolulu HI
Out Takes Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2001, Dallas TX
Winner: Best Male Short
Rendez Vous With Madness Film Festival 2001, Toronto ON
University Film Society 2001, Minneapolis MN
UCLA - SGA 2001, Los Angeles CA
Reel Pride 2001, Fresno CA
Seattle International Film Festival 2001, Seattle WA
Lehigh Valley Pride 2001, Bethlehem PA
Milan & Bologn Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2001, Italy
Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2001, Hartford CT
San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2001, San Francisco CA
Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival 2001, Toronto ON
Inside Out Gay & Lesbian Film & Video Festival 2001, Toronto ON
Golden Sheaf Awards 2001, Yorkton SK
Nominated: Best Lead Actor, Matt Austin
Southern Alameda County Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Hayward CA
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2001, Sydney Australia
30 Below Film & Video Competition 2001, Brandon MB
Special Jury Prize: Best Performance by a Leading Male, Matt Austin
Hart House Film Board Gala Screening 2001, Toronto ON
Winner: Best Narrative Short
Reel Affirmations 2000, Washington DC

Greensboro Cable 8, Greensboro, NC, 2004
Canadian Reflections, CBC, 2001 - 2003
KTEH, PBS San Jose, Mar 2002

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