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Hirsute: a short film by A.J. Bond

Hirsute, a short film by A.J. Bond

News + Upcoming Screenings

June 26, 2011 - Updates

For updates on our current projects please join our mailing list and follow our blog. You can also check out the personal websites of A.J. Bond and Amy Belling.

February 22, 2010 - FESTIVAL WRAP UP

The film festival run for Hirsute is now complete. Thanks to everyone who supported the film! The short played at over 50 film festivals around the world and won 9 festival prizes. Hirsute can be viewed in its entirety above or on Vimeo. Director A.J. Bond is currently in the process of finishing his first feature film, Stress Position as well as developing the psychological thriller Wisteria.

August 20, 2009 - August Screenings

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
with Franklyn:
Saturday, August 15 / 5:30pm / Bloor Cinema

Petaluma Film Fest
Short Film Showcase:
Saturday, August 22 / 7:30pm / Mystic Theatre

Reading & Leeds Festivals UK
Cinema Tent:
Saturday, August 29 / 2:15am / Leeds
Sunday, August 30 / 3:00am / Reading

July 27, 2009 - Comic-Con

Hirsute was awarded the Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film Prize at the 2009 Comic-Con International Indepedant Film Festival in San Diego yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out for the screening and Q&A!

July 20, 2009 - Independent Short Film Blog

Director A.J. Bond was interviewed by Chad Sentman over at the Independent Short Film Blog about Hirsute and filmmaking in general. It’s a very thorough interview, please have a read.

July 14, 2009 - July Screenings

Fantasia International Film Festival Montreal
with Cryptic:
Thursday, July 23 / 7:30pm / Salle J.A. De Seve

Comic-Con Independent Film Festival
Science Fiction/Fantasy Category
Sunday, July 26 / 12:15pm / San Diego Convention Centre Room 26AB

June 14, 2009 - FilmOut San Diego

Hirsute tied for the Best Narrative Short Film prize at FilmOut San Diego.

June 14, 2009 - CyBorg Film Festival

Hirsute tied for Best Sci Fi Short Film at the 2009 CyBorg Film Festival in Italy.

May 14, 2009 - May + June Screenings

San Joaquin International Film Festival
Revolution : short films programme #9:
Sunday, May 17 / 6:30pm / Matinée Movie Lounge
Monday, May 18 / 9:30pm / Matinée Movie Lounge

Out Film Connecticut
with The Country Teacher:
Saturday, May 23 / 7:30pm / Cinestudio

FilmOut San Diego
Best of LGBT Shorts:
Sunday, May 31 / 12:00pm / Birch North Park Theatre

FairyTales Film Festival
Deep, Dark & Delicious Shorts:
Saturday, May 30 / 9:30pm / The Plaza Theatre

Rooftop Films
Trapped Inside The Machine:
Friday, June 5 / 8:00pm / Open Road Rooftop

May 05, 2009 - Storytelling Award

On a belated note, we just heard that Hirsute was the winner of the Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama last fall!

April 19, 2009 - Directors Notes

The excellent Directors Notes podcast has posted an in-depth interview with Hirsute Director A.J. Bond. Visit the website to listen to the interview and peruse the original Hirsute script and concept art, or subscribe to the podcast directly via iTunes.

April 08, 2009 - Short of the Week Interview

Short of the Week has posted a detailed interview with director A.J. Bond.

April 06, 2009 - Gut Check Winner

Hirsute has been selected by the editors of the excellent online film site Short of the Week as the winner of the inaugural Gut Check Online Film Contest:

“A.J. and his crew dazzled us by nailing just about every aspect a short film needs to succeed.”

Head over to Short of the Week to view Hirsute and many other great short films!

April 02, 2009 - Sci-Fi-London

The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film
Blink of an Eye: Short Film Programme 1:
Thursday, April 30 / 6:30pm / Apollo Piccadilly

March 03, 2009 - March 2009 Screenings

X_Science Italy
International Competition:
Thursday, March 26 / 9:00pm / Cinema Nickelodeon

Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Short & Burly:
Friday, March 20 / 10:00pm / ACMI Cinemas
Sunday, March 22 / 11:00am / ACMI Cinemas

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Detours and Distractions:
Saturday, March 28 / 4:15pm / NFT2

February 09, 2009 - Audience Favorite

Hirsute won Audience Favorite at the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in Seattle this weekend, thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the film!

December 09, 2008 - Science Fiction Museum

Hirsute will be screening in Seattle at the Experience Music Project Science Fiction Museum’s Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival on February 7, 2009.

December 03, 2008 - HIRSUTE ONLINE

Hirsute is now playing for a limited time on IMDb.

December 03, 2008 - Behind the Scenes

Check out the painful behind the scenes video from Hirsute on Vimeo or the lower quality version on Youtube.

December 03, 2008 - LOGO

Hirsute recently premiered on cable TV in the US on Logo.

November 19, 2008 - Audience Award

Hirsute won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Northwest Film & Video Festival in Portland, Oregon. Thank you to everyone who voted for the film!

October 29, 2008 - November + December Screenings

Pink Film Days Amsterdam
The Weird and the Wonderful:
Sunday, Dec. 14 / 10:00pm / Cinema de Balie
Thursday, Dec. 18 / 8:00pm / Filmhuis Cavia

Northwest Film & Video Festival
Shorts I:
Friday, Nov. 7 / 7:00pm / Portland Art Museum
Thursday, Nov. 13 / 9:00pm / Portland Art Museum

October 08, 2008 - September + October Screenings

Tallgrass Film Festival
Grimly Indecent Shorts:
Saturday, October 25 / 4:30pm / Old Town Warren Theatre 2

Cork Film Festival Ireland
Outlook Shorts:
Sunday, October 19 / 6:30pm / Triskel

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Boys Shorts:
Saturday, October 18 / 2:15pm / Cinerama Theatre

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Where the Boys Are:
Monday, September 29 / 7:15pm / Winrock Theater

Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival
with Timecrimes:
Sunday, September 28 / 1:30pm / Alabama Theatre

September 01, 2008 - Gerry Brunet Memorial Award

Hirsute tied for the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best Short Film by a British Columbian director at the 2008 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

August 20, 2008 - Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Hirsute plays as part of The Coast is Queer at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival on Monday, August 18 at Tinseltown, screening starts at 7:00pm.

May 19, 2008 - UBC Centenary Screening Series

Hirsute will be screening as part of the third UBC Centenary Screening on Tuesday, May 20 at the Vancity Theater in Vancouver, reception at 6pm, screening at 8pm.

May 19, 2008 - May Screenings

Seattle International Film Festival
Strange Days:
Friday, May 30 / 9:30pm / SIFF Cinema

Inside Out Toronto
Dark and Dangerous:
Sunday, May 25 / 2:00pm / Isabel Bader

NewFest New York
Fooling Around:
Saturday, June 7 / 3:30pm / AMC Loews 34th St Theater 13

Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival
Opening Night Shorts:
Friday, May 2 / 7:30pm / Cinemark Movies 12

Maryland Film Festival
Shorts Program: Comedy
Friday, May 2 / 12:30pm / Charles Theater 3
Saturday, May 3 / 10:00pm / Charles Theater 3

Pink Apple Film Festival Switzerland
Nicht Von Dieser Welt:
Saturday, May 3 / 4:30 / Arthouse Movie Zurich

April 21, 2008 - Leo Awards

Hirsute has been nominated for 7 Leo Awards:

Picture Editing
Overall Sound
Sound Editing
Production Design
Performance – Male

April 21, 2008 - Golden Sheaf Awards

Hirsute has been nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Drama at the 2008 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival.

April 03, 2008 - Method Fest Acting Nomination

Hirsute has been nominated in the category of Best Actor – Short Film at the 10th annual Method Fest Film Festival in California, “the only major film festival in the U.S. focusing on acting, celebrating breakout acting performances in story driven independent films.”

April 02, 2008 - More Screenings!

Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival
Friends & Neighbors:
Saturday, April 19 / 10:00pm / Tivoli Cinemas
Sunday, April 20 / 3:15pm / 41 Penn

Atlanta Film Festival
Comedy Shorts:
Tuesday, April 15 / 9:40pm / Landmark Midtown

Philadelphia Film Festival
with In the Arms of My Enemy:
Friday, April 4 / 4:30pm / Ritz East Theater 1
Wednesday, April 9 / 2:30pm / Ritz East Theater 1

AFI Dallas
Shorts Program 6 – Midnight:
Friday, April 4 / Midnight / Magnolia 3
Saturday, April 5 / 10:00pm / Magnolia 3

Florida Film Festival
International Narrative Shorts:
Friday, April 4 / 5:30pm / Regal Theater
Sunday, April 6 / 4:30pm / Enzian Theater

Method Fest
Shorts 7 – Identity Crisis:
Monday, March 31 / 9:00pm / Carlson Family Theatre

Festival de Cinema des Trois Ameriques
Programme 3:
Thursday, March 27 / 9:30pm / Place Charest

March 02, 2008 - Upcoming Screenings

Shorts Competition Program 1: Pas de Duex
Thursday, March 6 / 6:45pm / Camera 12
Friday, March 7 / 4:00pm / Camera 12

Cleveland International Film Festival
Midnight Shorts Program #1:
Friday, March 7 / 12:00am / Tower City Center

East Lansing Film Festival
Short Film Program I:
Friday, Mar. 14 / 7:00pm / Wells Hall Theater D
Saturday, Mar. 15 / 4:00pm / Wells Hall Theater B

February 20, 2008 - Back to the Future

Hirsute will be screening in Vancouver along with the seminal sequel Back to the Future Part II tomorrow, Thursday, February 21st at Little Mountain Studios.

Little Mountain Studios
195 East 26th Ave @ Main Street
8pm, by donation.

January 11, 2008 - Victoria Film Festival

Hirsute will be screening at the Victoria Film Festival in the programme Awkward Company on Monday, Feb. 04 at 9:30pm at Plan B Lounge.

November 26, 2007 - hello mister

Hirsute is now available for rent on DVD exclusively from Vancouver’s newest independent video rental shop, Hello Mister Video.

195 East 26th Avenue (at Main)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Phone: 604.873.0113

November 07, 2007 - Image+Nation

Hirsute will make it’s Quebec premier at Image+Nation in Montreal on November 23rd. Check the Screenings section for more details.

September 10, 2007 - World Premiere

The Siblings present Hirsute — the directorial debut of Vancouver-based writer/director A.J. Bond, featuring the work of producer/DOP Amy Belling. The short film will have its world premiere at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a series of Canadian festival screenings throughout the fall. Hirsute will have two screenings at TIFF this week. Click for these and other upcoming screening times and details. Check this space often for regular updates or subscribe to our RSS Feed.

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