Punch Me

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Punch Me
Punch Me Poster.JPG
Official One-Sheet
Directed by Robert X. Golphin
Produced by Gail Y. Bennett
Lori M. Childress
Michael J. Panichelli, Jr.
Elwood Idris Simon
Written by Robert X. Golphin
Starring Robert X. Golphin
Brian Anthony Wilson
Elwood Idris Simon
Cinematography Steve Laramie
Editing by Christopher J. Montero
Release dates
  • February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20)
Country United States
Language English

Punch Me is a 2011 short film drama about a young man who must embrace his identity or risk losing the two people he loves most. The film examines important messages regarding self, parental and societal acceptance as well as love and health awareness. The film played in several film festivals from 2010-2012, winning and being nominated for multiple awards and/or accolades.

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Awards[edit]

Year Festival Award Category Result
2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards Honorable Mention Narrative Short Won
2011 Philafilm: Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market Silver Award Best Short Subject Won
2011 Black Maria Film + Video Festival & Tour Jury's Citation 2nd Prize Won
2011 Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition Award Honorable Mention Won
2011 QBC: Queer Black Cinema Award Honorable Mention Won
2011 Atlantic City CineFest Best Drama, Short (15 Minutes or Less) Nominated
2011 Atlantic City CineFest Best Actor (Robert X. Golphin) In A Short Nominated
2011 FilmOut San Diego No Award; Special Distinction Best of LGBT Shorts N/A

Festival releases[edit]

Year Festival Location
2011 Marlon Riggs Film Festival Dallas, Texas
2011 Atlantic City CineFest Atlantic City, New Jersey
2011 Pink Sheep Film Festival Wilmington, North Carolina
2011 St. Louis Black Pride St. Louis, Missouri
2011 Edgemar Short Film Festival Los Angeles, California
2011 Philafilm: Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center's 18th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Los Angeles, California
2011 Black Maria Film + Video Festival And Tour TBA Locations
2011 QBC (Queer Black Cinema) Film Festival Brooklyn, New York
2011 Triangle Black Pride Expo & Film Festival Raleigh, North Carolina
2011 Philadelphia QFest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 NC Black Film Festival Wilmington, North Carolina
2011 Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition Venice Beach, California
2011 Riverside International Film Festival Riverside, California
2011 Louisville LGBT Film Festival Louisville, Kentucky
2011 Bebashi: Transition To Hope Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 Nashville Black Pride LGBT Film and Cultural Fest Nashville, Tennessee
2011 Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Midnight Movie Madness Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival San Diego, California
2011 SF2: SAG Foundation's Short Film Showcase New York, NY
2011 Sizzle Miami Miami, Florida
2010 Reelblack Presents (Sneak Preview) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 Attic Youth Center (Sneak Preview) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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