Brother – is an emotional journey of a person who gives up on their roots to build a connection that would make them stronger. It’s about how we lose and find each other. It’s about each of us.


With his wedding to Carlos approaching, Tony, a young immigrant to the US, invites his conservative older sister to the ceremony – a fateful decision that forces Tony to choose between his family and his freedom.


Cast & Crew

  • Cast: Anton Paraskiva, Evgeniia Tikhonova, Felipe Augusto, Beatriz Jamaica
  • Writer & Director: Aleksei Borovikov
  • Producers: Chris Sonnenschein, Aleksei Borovikov
  • Associate Producer: Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali

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  1. Best Short Film at the PRIDE Queer Film Festival
  2. Audience Favorite Narrative at Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival
  3. Best Student Film at Boomtown Film & Music Festival
  4. Silver Telly Award Winner in non-broadcast student category at The Telly Awards
  5. Best International Short Film at The Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival
  6. Excellence Award in student category at LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival
  7. Best Student Film of the month at the Changing Face International Film Festival
  8. Best Student Film by the Canadian Cinematography Awards
  9. Best Student Film by the Centre Film Festival
  10. Best Student Director at the European Cinematography Awards
  11. Best LGBTQ+ Film at the New York Cinematography Awards
  12. Best of Fest by the Gay Binge Film Festival


  • Honourable Mention – Cine Pobre Film Festival, Mexico
  • Honourable Mention – Blackbird Film Festival, USA
  • Honourable Mention – Reel Out Charlotte, USA
  • Honourable Mention – Hollywood New Directors, USA
  • Honourable Mention – Huntington Beach Cultural Film Festival
  • Semi Finalist – Near Nazareth Festival (NNF), Israel
  • Finalist – Kaaffilm International Short Film Festival, Italy


  1. Gilbert Baker Film Festival, USA, November 2023
  2. Encartaciones Film and Video Festival, Zalla, Spain, November 2023
  3. Internacional Queer Film Festival, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, November 2023
  4. Isabela International Film Festival, Isabela, PR, USA, November 2023
  5. Lake County Film Festival, Grayslake, IL, USA, November 2023
  6. Centre Film Festival, Philipsburg, PA, USA, November 2023
  7. OutReels, Cincinnati, OH, USA, October 2023
  8. Sioux City International Film Festival, Sioux City, IA, USA, October 2023
  9. Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 2023
  10. San Antonio LGBT International Film Festival, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 2023
  11. CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, USA, October 2023
  12. OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, October 2023
  13. QFest New Jersey LGBT Film and Digital Media Festival, Asbury Park, NJ, USA, September 2023
  14. Burbank International Film Festival, Burbank, CA, USA, September 2023
  15. Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF), Chicago, IL, USA, September 2023
  16. SOHO International Film Festival, New York, NY, USA, September 2023
  17. Mosaic World Film Festival, Rockford, IL, USA, September 2023
  18. All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF), Austin, TX, USA, August 2023
  19. OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival, Durham, NC, USA, August 2023
  20. FilmPride Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, Brighton, UK, August 2023
  21. Interrobang Film Festival, Des Moines, IA, USA, June 2023
  22. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, India, June 2023
  23. Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival, Pune, India, May 2023
  24. Boomtown Film & Music Festival, Beaumont, TX, USA, May 2023
  25. LGBT+ Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, April 2023
  26. Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival, DeKalb, IL, USA, April 2023
  27. Capital City Film Festival, Lansing, MI, USA, April 2023
  28. PRIDE Queer Film Festival, Perth, Australia, March 2023
  29. Borrego Springs Film Festival (BSFF), Borrego Springs, CA, USA, January 2023