On Friday Febuary 20:th, New Stories production Min Homosyster by Lia Hietala was awarded Best Short film at the Teddy Awards at Berlin International Film Festival. Teddy Award is considered the most prestigious queer-award in the world.
- It feels amazing that an organization such as TEDDY highlights our film and help us to put queer children films on the map. I couldn't have wished for a better start for this film - Lia Hietala says.
Min Homosyster is a story about three girls: Majken, who has known she's a lesbian since she was seven, Gabbi who recently came out - and Gabbis 10-year old sister Cleo. But who is Cleo in love with? Is it a girl or is it a boy?
The film is produced by Stefan Henriksson, Lia Hietala and Karin Stenwall att New Stories AB in a co-production with Toft Film in Norway. The film is financed by The Swedish Film Institute, comissioner Erika Wasserman, Nordnorsk Filmsenter, Tvibit Media, Filmbasen, Uncut Media and Sveriges Film och Videoförbund.
The films next screening will be at BUFF International Film Festival in Malmö in March.