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Afterglow is a sensorial movie about finding the joy of living again.
David discovers that his boyfriend Allen is suffering from depression and, on the course of a day, makes him see the beauty and pleasure of the most mundane things.
Screened at over 30 film festivals, including the 36th Vancouver International Film Festival, 35th Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, 33th Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival, 30th Out On Film - Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival and
25th Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Won five awards, including Best National Short Film - Overcome Film Festival and the New Vision Award - Filmworks Film Festival.

36th Vancouver International Film Festival;

35th Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival;

33th Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival;

30th Out On Film - Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival;

25th Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival;

18th OUT HERE NOW: The Kansas City LGBT Film Festival;

19th QCinema, Fort Worth, Texas;

14th Kinofilm, Manchester International Film Festival;

12th Serile Filmului Gay International Film Festival;

8th Filmworks Film Festival - New Vision Award;

6th West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival – Best Health Theme Award;

8th FM LGBT Film Festival;

6th Leeds Queer Film Festival;

6th STAMPED: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival;

10th Curta Cabo Frio;

4th Festival de Cinema de Caruaru;

4th Canada Shorts - Canadian and International Short Film Festival – Award of Excellence;

Overcome Film Festival – Best National Short Film;

ISENMA – Gold Award;

and several others.


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Available online!


Pedro Bosnich


Gustavo Haddad

Written and Directed by

Akira Kamiki

Executive Producer

Sofia Wickerhauser 


Yan Della Torre


Director of Photography

Sue Adur

Assistant Director and Art Director

Marina Ricardi

Costume Designer

Luciana Dizioli

Casting Producer

Yan Della Torre


Samir Cheida


Caio Franzoi


André Rocha

Sound Mixer

Felipe Soares 

Musical Production

Guilherme Picolo

Soundtrack Mixing and Mastering

Lucas Costabile

Color Grading

Douglas Barros

Graphic Designer

Ricardo Augusto Vale Tavares



DCP Mastering​

Alexandre Cristófaro

Boom Operator

Felipe Soares 

Set Production

Alex Reis

Sofia Wickerhauser 

Set Production Assistant

Caio Franzoi

Naiara Arinelli


Naiara Arinelli


Samuel Jaba


Alex Reis

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