Short documentary distribution: "As leaves in the wind" by Sofia Luz
Short documentary distribution: "As leaves in the wind" by Sofia Luz

As leaves
in the wind

by  Sofia Luz
short film / Documentary

Poster of the short documentary "As leaves in the wind" by Sofia Luz

Take part in a journey of resistance, friendship and legacy.

Synopsis

Two transgender women who migrate from their home countries seeking asylum and opportunities in a new continent. Their lives go through structural changes when they meet and take part in a new support network. Made by them for them.

As leaves
in the wind

by  Sofia Luz
short film / Documentary

Take part in a journey of resistance, friendship and legacy.

Synopsis

Two transgender women who migrate from their home countries seeking asylum and opportunities in a new continent. Their lives go through structural changes when they meet and take part in a new support network. Made by them for them.

Poster of the short documentary "As leaves in the wind" by Sofia Luz

AS LEAVES IN THE WIND

( Como hojas por el viento )

Spain, 2023 / 11′

a film by
Sofia Luz

with
Rusly Cachina
Yoana Mata

Written and Directed by Sofia Luz
Director of Photography Sofia Luz
Editor Sofia Luz
Producer Olivia Brandao
Production OTOXO Productions
Distribution Alpha Film

Production of the short documentary "As leaves in the wind" by Sofia Luz
Laurels of the short documentary "As leaves in the wind" by Sofia Luz

AWARDS

  • FEMINIST BORDER ARTS  USA, 2023 
    DIRECTOR’S AWARD
  • FEMIFILMS  Spain, 2023 
    PREMIO PUBLICO NACIONAL
  • ATHENS INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY ART FILM FESTIVAL  Greece, 2023 
    HONORABLE MENTION

Official Selections

  • Reelout Queer Film Festival  Canada, 2023 
  • Feminist Border Arts  USA, 2023 
  • Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker  UK, 2023 
  • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions  UK, 2024 
  • Leeds Queer Film Festival  UK, 2023 
  • Women’s Art Festival – Demakijaz  Poland, 2023 
    Let’s Start The Revolution
  • art200: international queer culture festival  Romania, 2023 
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival  Greece, 2023 
  • Bucharest Feminist Film Festival  Romania, 2023 
  • East London Film Festival  South Africa, 2023 
  • Femifilms  Spain, 2023 
  • Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase  USA, 2023 
  • FOKUS Kurzfilmfestival  Germany, 2023 
  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest  UK, 2023 
  • Kalamata International Short Documentary Film Festival  Greece, 2023 
  • OutWest Film Fest  USA, 2023 
  • Reto Por El Mundo  Spain, 2023 
  • TransForma Film Festival  Brazil, 2023 

The director

Sofia Luz, director

Sofia Luz

Biofilmography

Sofia Luz was born in 1996. “As leaves in the wind” is the first short film that Sofia Luz has worked as a director.
Beforehand, she worked at the documentary “BICIBUS”, which was released in 2022, as a co-director and co-producer together with OTOXO Productions.
In her career, the director aims to discuss queerness, immigration, and resistance.

Director statement

Making films is the possibility to communicate a point of view by means of an immersive experience. And that’s what I aim to achieve: that when watching my films, people can relate to the same feelings that I have in my chest, and to the same feelings that the characters are sharing with the audience.
Trans people have gone and still go through a lot. And as a Brazilian person, I come from the country that has the highest murder rates towards trans women in the world.
Having that sad statistic in mind, knowing that prejudice goes hand in hand with ignorance, and with the desire to work with the queer community (as a queer person I believe that our stories are still underrepresented), I approached the characters with the idea of this documentary.
I was told by them that documentaries about their lives tend to be sad stories. And what do they gain out of letting people see their scars?
That was the moment when I decided that this story needed to be positive. A ray of light that would illuminate the lives of other immigrants in the queer community. A hope, an example. And not just for the queer community, for everyone.
I learned so much with this story, and I hope that whoever sees it, has the chance to learn as well. To see how many beautiful things are being done by the trans community. To be able to understand that projects made by and for trans people are necessary.
To understand that immigration it is not always a matter of choice.
I felt embraced by this film and by the softness of these women. I hope you do too.
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