8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 2021

First Girl I Loved

United States, 2016 : International Premiere
Archives 2016
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Watch Live Only at the scheduled time:
Tue, Apr 12 9:30 PM Buy
Sun, Apr 17 2:00 PM Buy

description

Anne (Dylan Gelula, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT) is a 17-year-old headstrong, cool nerd who lives with her single mom. While covering a softball game for the high school yearbook committee, she becomes infatuated with Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand, DEADPOOL), the pretty star of the team. The two girls charmingly hit it off and quickly become close. But when Anne shares her newfound attraction to Sasha with her best friend, Cliff, he reveals his feelings for Anne and lashes out at her in unanticipated ways.

Writer/director Kerem Sanga tells a coming-of-age story freshly and unexpectedly. Through flashback and each character’s point of view, a multifaceted drama unfolds to reveal the complete love triangle between Anne, Cliff, and Sasha. Told with authenticity and humour, FIRST GIRL I LOVED is a delightful, contemporary perspective on the first jitters of new romance and the age-old heartbreak of love. – Sundance

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance Film Festival 2016

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Kerem Sanga is the writer/director of three features. His previous film, THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

press for First Girl I Loved

"A lovely coming-of-age, coming-out story."
- Consequence of Sound
"An earnest and sweet look at burgeoning love."
- Collider

screened with a short film

Chekhov

U.S., 2015, 5 Minutes, Director Jack Dunphy

A man calls home to have his sister read an inscription an ex-girlfriend wrote in one of his books. From heart warming to heart wrenching and back.

details

Narrative / Drama / Coming of Age / LGTBQ

Licensed Screen 18+ (Tuesday)
All Ages (Sunday)
91 minutes

credits

Director/Screenwriter
Kerem Sanga

Producers
Seth Caplan
David Hunter
Ross Putman

Executive Producers
Leslie Braun
Stephen Braun
Bert Kern
Peter Parshall Jensen
Stacey Parshall Jensen
Matt Ratner
Rick Rosenthal
Greta Villigran
Marcus Villigran

Cinematographer
Ricardo Diaz

Cast
Dylan Gelula
Brianna Hildebrand
Tim Heidecker
Mateo Arias
Jennifer Prediger

Music
John Swihart

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facebook.com/FirstGirlILoved

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@firstgirliloved

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awards

Winner Audience Award: NEXT, Sundance Film Festival 2016

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