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    Coming Out Autistic | Coming Out Autistico

    Steven Fraser
    UK | 2022 | 3’55 v.o. sub. ENG/ITA

    Coming out Autistic is a short animated documentary that explores the experience of telling the world that you are autistic when you also identify as LGBTQ+. Queer coming out stories are well documented, but the occurrence of telling friends, family, co-workers and strangers that you are autistic is less explored. Parallels with queer experiences are investigated and a wide range of individuals are interviewed to express the array of feelings and reactions that are encountered.

    Direction, animation: Steven Fraser
    Music, Sound Design: David John Bartlett
    Production: Varicoloured

    Steven Fraser

    Steven Fraser is an animator, artist and writer who creates short films, comics, zines, performances and installations. In 2016 he took part in Anidox – the animated documentary Lab at the Animation Workshop in Denmark and created the award winning short documentary What it Feels Like. His recent short Prosopagnosia has screened at many international festivals and won several awards. These include Best Film at the Shift Film Festival, the Mini-Doc Award at the Sebastopol International Documentary Festival and the Experimental Award at the Marvels of Media Awards 2022 at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. It was also chosen to be part of the Op-Docs series of documentaries with the New York Times. His latest short is Coming Out Autistic.