EN - Tom meets Simon, a Cameroon refugee, via a dating app. They have a short but passionate relationship and hope to find a better life, happiness and love. However, Tom realises that their affair will have a huge impact on his own life and is forced to make a difficult choice.

NL - Tom ontmoet de Kameroense vluchteling Simon via een dating-app. Ze beginnen een korte maar passionele relatie in de hoop op een beter leven, geluk en vooral liefde. Tom beseft echter dat deze relatie een grote impact heeft op zijn eigen leven en moet noodgedwongen een moeilijke keuze maken.


Title Skai Blue
Original title Skai Blue
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre Drama
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-08-04


Cast Adams Mensah, Steven Vanwatermeulen
Photography Diego Dezuttere
Editing Guido Verelst
Sound Yves De Mey, Wim Frenssen
Art director Pablo Piatti, Ruth Verbruggen
Costume Pepo Ruiz Dorado
Makeup Michelle Braspennicx
Music Dez Mona

Technical specs

Running time film 17'
Release format DCP
Other available formats ProRes, Digital file (MP4)
Aspect ratio 1:2,35
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by Kickstarter crowdfunding
Production partners Deep Focus


2019: Gay Film Nights (RO); JellyFest (US)

2018: Holebi Filmfestival (BE); PinX Film Festival (BE); Afrika Film Festival (BE); Noida International Film Festival (US); The IndieFEST Film Awards (US); Outfest Fusion LGBT (US); Global Shorts (US); Palm Springs LGBT (US); BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival (UK); Brighton Rockx Film Festival (UK); Bristol Pride (UK); Falcon International Film Festival London (UK); Hors-Clichés (FR); Paris Short Film Festival (FR); Florence Queer Film Festival (IT); Lovers Film Festival Torino (IT); Noida International Film Festival (IN); KASHISH (IN); Chambal International Film Festival (IN); Short of the Year (ES); Divers Valencia (ES); Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival (BR); The Palace International Film Festival (PL); Queer Film Festival Munich (DE); Rainbow Visions (CA); Queersicht (CH); International Queer Film Festival Merlinka (SR)

2017: Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (BE); Pink Screens (BE); Indian Cine Film Festival (IN); Dalhi Short International Film Festival (IN); Amsterdam Lift Off International Queer & Migrant Film Festival (NL); LesGai CineMad (ES); Sydney Lift Off (AU)


2018: Best Short LGBT, Best Cinematography (Diego Dezuttere), Best Sound Design (Yves De Mey) - Brighton Rocks (UK); Festival Favorite - Palm Springs LGBT (US); Award of Excellence - IndieFEST Film Awards (US); Award of Excellence - Global Shorts; Special Mention - Noida International Film Festival (IN)

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Last edited on 31 January 2019

Short info

Director Guido Verelst
Producers Steve De Roover, Kevin Hoed, Guido Verelst
Writers Guido Verelst

Kevin Hoed
Mechelsestraat 126
3000 Leuven


Website www.skaibluethemovie.com
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