Why Does God Hate Me? (2011)


Synopsis: A coming-of-age comedy about Matthew, a 14-year-old boy living in a very religious town, whose best friend Ester tries to ‘cure’ him of being gay. But a trip to San Francisco shows Matthew that he might not be the one who needs curing.





  • Best LGBT Short – NYCIFF
  • Best LGBT Short Director (Joel Ashton McCarthy)- NYCIFF
  • Short Film Finalist – 2011 Back in the Box Competition
  • Best Performance in a Short Film – young actor ten and under  Daven Pitkin- Young Artist Awards

Official Selection

  • NYCIFF – New York City International Film Festival (2011)
  • aGLIFF – Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2011)
  • Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival (2011)
  • Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2011)
  • New York City Downtown Film Festival (2011)
  • The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival (2011)
  • Best Shorts film Category- Lucerne International Film Festival (2011)
  • Out In the Desert- LGBT Film Festival in Tucson AZ (2012)
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival (2012)
  • NFFTY – National Film Festival for Talented Youth- Centrepiece Shorts Screening
  • NYC Downtown Film Festival 2012
  • 27 Torino GLBT Film Festival
  • Pink Apple Filmfestival- Zurich, Switzerland
  • 8th InDPanda International Short Film Festival- Hong Kong, China
  • 27th Torino GLBT Film Festival, Torino, Italy
  • Young Cuts Film Festival 2012
  • Phenom Film Festival 2012
  • Vancouver Short Film Festival 2012
  • 2013 Living Skies Student Film Festival
  • 2013 Boston LGBT Film Festival

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