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Digital film,  12 mins

Dampened by office life during a wet Vancouver winter, a genderqueer Trinidadian woman, Marlinn, misses out on the chance to celebrate Carnival season back home. Until, one night, they discover that the power of masquerade is within them no matter where they are. Written and Directed by Lauren Marsden.



Writer-Director & Executive Producer: Lauren Marsden

Producers: Nneka Croal & Nathalie Therriault

Starring: Nneka Croal, Elsi Industrius, & Dayleigh Nelson

Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council 

Festivals & Awards

2023 & Upcoming

Victoria Film Festival, Canada

Martinique International Film Festival

Halifax Black Film Festival

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Barbados Independent Film Festival

BFI Flare London

Toronto Short Film Festival

Bendigo Queer Film Festival, Australia

Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan

Hairouna Film Festival, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

London Lesbian Film Festival, Canada

Inside Out Festival, Toronto

Canadian Independent Film Festival, Montreal



Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival 

*Nominated for Best Short Narrative Film*

Orlando Film Festival

Pride Film Festival, Chicago

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival

*Winner of the Chilliwack Spirit Award*

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

Image+nation film festival, Montreal

Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival 

*Winner of the Best Film Jury Award*

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