A Hollywood director invites an escort to his villa, and the escort does what he was hired to do: He gives his client the illusion he has paid for. “I’ll make you a star”, the customer says, before a familiar face arrives and the power dynamics are abruptly unsettled.

Original title: Starfuckers
Director: Antonio Marziale
Cinematography: Antonio Marziale
Production: Eli Raskin
Music: James William Blades, Taul Katz
Editor: Will Mayo
Cast: Antonio Marziale, Jonathan Slavin, Cole Doman
Script: Antonio Marziale, Cole Doman
Dialogue: English

Berlinale – Berlin Int. Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Regard – Saguenay Int. Short Film Festival
Sun Valley Film Festival
Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival
Lovers Film Festival
Maryland Film Festival
Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Lichter Filmfest
ELBE DOCK Int. Film Festival
Schwule Filmwoche
White River Indie Films
ShortsFest - San Diego Int. Film Festival
Inside Out Film and Video Festival
Kurzfilm Festival - Hamburg Int. Short Film Festival
Friss Hús Budapest Int. Short Film Festival
MiX Festival of LGBTQ + Cinema and Queer Culture
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Mostra Fire Barcelona FF
Guadalajara FF
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Provincetown Int. Film Festival
Frameline46 – San Francisco Int. LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Santiago del Estero Film Festival
Palm Springs Int. ShortFest
Champs-Élysées Film Festival
BIAF – Bucheon Int. Animation Festival
Outfest Los Angeles
Lago Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize, Champs-Eysees Film Festival