Editor’s note: Especially during this election season, it is crucial to remember that rejection, neglect, and hostility toward queer women are all forms of abuse. These modes of abuse will be revealed in this film’s depiction of a father who hasn’t spoken to his queer daughter in years because of his rejection of her identity.
From the director: “Acceptance/Akzeptanz is a bilingual short film about the young manager Fiona who moves back to her home town with her girlfriend after a promotion. Shortly after the move, Fiona receives a call from her father, whom she hasn’t spoken to in ten years because he had a problem with her “alternative lifestyle.” Without giving too much away – it is an optimistic short film about a father-daughter relationship against the background of rural Bavaria and a directorial debut.”
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Julia “JayEz” Schnorrer is a writer, filmmaker, and fan who filmed her directorial debut in her hometown in Bavaria. Jay has been writing for over a decade and found her way to filmmaking via theatre: she was creative director of her secondary school’s Drama Workshop and gained valuable directing experience at three German theatre groups. Jay also wrote for the local chapter of the Mittelbayerische Newspaper before moving to Berlin to study film and anthropology.