A Film by Leandro Goddinho
and Paulo Menezes


Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old boy trying to finally convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party. Max also wants a relationship but Lolo might not be the one. Lolo’s best friends Elena and Toby help him to overcome this situation and give him the support that he needs.


  • Picture of Leandro Goddinho © Leandro Goddinho

    Leandro Goddinho

    Leandro Goddinho is an award-winning Brazilian filmmaker dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues. He got selected for BERLINALE TALENTS 2018 and won more than 100 awards with his formers short films. In 2015, he got selected to the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He recently finished his Master in Media and Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität-Berlin holding a DAAD Scholarship. In 2019 he is realizing two short films, “Lolo” and “Antes que seja tarde” (Before it’s too late), and he is also in pre-production of his first feature film.

  • Picture of Paulo Menezes © Paulo Menezes

    Paulo Menezes

    Paulo Menezes is a Brazilian filmmaker. He studied Film and TV production in London and after graduating he worked on various  productions in Brazil and UK before deciding to direct his own stories. Currently he lives in Berlin where he studies directing at DFFB ( Deutsche Film and Fernsehakademie Berlin).

Awards + Festivals

    12th MOSCA - MOSTRA AUDIOVISUAL DE CAMBUQUIRA (Official Selection, Cambuquira, Brazil)July 10, 2019
  • LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS 2019 (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)August 4, 2019
  • 14th MACON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Macon, GA, USA)August 15, 2019
  • 8th STAMPED FILM FEST (Official Selection, Pensacola, FL, USA)August 22, 2019
  • 5th VERACRUZ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico)August 22, 2019
  • 4th DEFY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)August 23, 2019
  • 11th SEOUL INT'L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, Korea)September 3, 2019
  • 14th SHORTS MÉXICO - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MÈXICO (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)September 4, 2019
    7th INDIAN CINE FILMFEST (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 8, 2019
  • 6th FUNCINEMA - INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mar del Plata, Argentina)September 18, 2019
  • 37th CHICAGO LGBTQ+ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, IL, USA)September 19, 2019
  • 12th CINEMA DIVERSE: THE PALM SPRINGS LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)September 19, 2019
    4th REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 8th VISIONI CORTE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Italy)September 21, 2019
  • 23rd FAM - FESTIVAL AUDIOVISUAL DO MERCOSUL (Official Selection, Florianópolis, Brazil)September 26, 2019
  • CURTOCIRCUÍTO - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)September 28, 2019
    20th WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodstock, New York, USA)October 2, 2019
  • 12th HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gympie, QLD, Australia)October 3, 2019
  • 5th ANNUAL MONTANA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missoula, Montana, USA)October 3, 2019
  • 5th ANNUAL HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA)October 3, 2019
  • 16th OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venice, CA, USA)October 4, 2019
  • 13th BUFFALO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 10, 2019
    28th BENT: SACRAMENTO INT'L LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, USA)October 11, 2019
  • VIDEOQUEER 2019 - FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)October 15, 2019
  • 7th CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)October 17, 2019
  • 5th GREENWICH VILLAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)October 21, 2019
  • 6th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA, USA)October 24, 2019
  • 1st UNICEF INNOCENTI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florence, Italy)October 25, 2019
  • 19th OJAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oak View, CA, USA)October 31, 2019
  • 8th CURTA OF GÉNERO - MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL AUDIOVISUAL (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)October 31, 2019
  • SEOUL INT'L PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Seoul, Korea)November 1, 2019
  • 12th BEIJING QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beijing, China)November 1, 2019
  • 8th MOSTRA INT'L AUDIOVISUAL CURTA O GENERO (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)November 1, 2019
  • 12th KUKI - INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 3, 2019
  • 10th EL OJO COJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)November 4, 2019
  • 35th INTERFILM BERLIN - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 5, 2019
  • 12th KUKI - INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 5, 2019
  • SEOUL INTERNATIONAL PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, South Korea)November 7, 2019
  • 23rd QUEERSICHT FILM FESTIVAL IN SWITZERLAND (Official Selection, Bern, Switzerland)November 7, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 20th MEZIPATRA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prague and Brno, Czech Republic)November 7, 2019
  • 19th ANNUAL INDIANAPOLIS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indianapolis, USA)November 8, 2019
  • 19th INDIANAPOLIS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)November 10, 2019
  • 180’ BERLIN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 11, 2019
  • 1st DEMETERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 12, 2019
  • 27th MIX BRASIL FESTIVAL OF DIVERSITY (Official Selection, São Paulo, Brazil)November 13, 2019
  • 13th LONE STAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)November 13, 2019
  • 9th WEYAUWEGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Weyauwega, Wisconsin, USA)November 13, 2019
  • 13th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL PRVI KADAR/FIRST FRAME (Official Selection, Zvornik, East Sarajevo)November 14, 2019
    5th SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San José, Costa Rica)November 20, 2019
  • 8th OUTREELS CINCINNATI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Covington, KY, USA)November 21, 2019
  • 1st SAVONA INTERNATIONAL FILM EVENT (Official Selection, Savona, Italy)November 21, 2019
  • 10th WILLIAMSBURG INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)November 21, 2019
  • 3rd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BEVEREN (Official Selection, Beveren, Belgium)November 23, 2019
  • 35th LGBT FILM FESTIVAL IN LJUBLJANA (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)November 23, 2019
  • 10th QUEER FILMFEST OLDENBURG (Official Selection, Oldenburg, Germany)November 28, 2019
  • 7th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)November 29, 2019
  • VERTIGO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)December 5, 2019
  • 19th ANNUAL ANCHORAGE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Anchorage, USA)December 6, 2019
  • 7th PINX LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gent, Belgium)January 29, 2020
  • 3rd GOLDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)February 21, 2020
  • 17th ZINEGOAK - INTERNATIONAL LGTB FILM AND PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bilbao, Spain)February 24, 2020
  • IL GIRO DEL MONDO IN 80 CORTI - MARCH EDITION 2020 (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)March 1, 2020
  • 6th FESTIVAL DE LARGOS Y CORTOS DE SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago, Chile)March 5, 2020
  • 7th RED DIRT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stillwater, OK, USA)March 6, 2020
  • 4th OUT & LOUD - PUNE INT'L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)April 10, 2020
  • ZINENTIENDO - LGTBIQ FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Zaragoza, Spain)April 16, 2020
  • 5th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 16, 2020
  • 37th BUFF - MALMÖ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malmö, Scandinavia)March 21, 2020
  • 4th VISIONÄR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germay)April 1, 2020
  • 11th SKEPTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 1, 2020
  • 32nd DALLAS VIDEOFEST ALTERNATIVE FICTION (Official Selection, Dallas, TX, USA)April 3, 2020
  • 3rd COURAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 21, 2020
  • 21st FILMOUT SAN DIEGO LGBT+ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA)April 30, 2020
  • 35th GAY FILM FESTIVAL FREIBURG (Official Selection, Freiburg, Germany)May 1, 2020
  • 8th LA FETE DU SLIP 2020 (Official Selection, Lausanne, Switzerland)May 7, 2020
  • 14th VOX FEMINAE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)May 11, 2020
  • 24th FESTIVAL MIX: CINE Y DIVERSIDAD SEXUAL / FILM & SEXUAL DIVERSITY (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)May 20, 2020
  • 12th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland)May 20, 2020
  • 4th OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada)June 12, 2020
  • 16th OUTFEST PERÚ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)July 1, 2020
  • 11th KASHISH MUMBAI INT'L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)July 22, 2020
  • 3rd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ekaterinburg, Russia)June 27, 2020
  • 5th AMOR - INT'L LGBT + FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santiago, Chile)July 14, 2020
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020
  • 14th FÜNF SEEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Starnberg, Germany)September 1, 2020
  • 11th KASHISH MUMBAI INT'L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)September 22, 2020


Leandro Goddinho, Paulo Menezes
Paulo Menezes, Leandro Goddinho
Leandro Goddinho
Leandro Goddinho, Markus Kaatsch, Paulo Menezes
Director of Photography
Lenny Flohr
Production Design
Gabrielle Cox
Costume Design
Gabrielle Cox
Samantha Pottmaier
Franziska Neumeister
Leandro Goddinho
Sound Design
Nico Fanari


Zav Starret
Sam Atlas
Rhea C. Tober
Valentin von Schönburg


Running Time
13:40 min
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


Cinema Pósgenero
Leandro Goddinho

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Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany


Leandro Goddinho

Paulo Menezes