Award of Merit – Stand Out (USA)

Title: Stand Out
Runtime: 15 min
Country: USA
Director: Vicki Syal
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2022

Synopsis: In a world dominated by impossible beauty standards, plus-sized comedian Blaire stands out. Struggling with an unknown autoimmune disease, she experiences an unholy trifecta of career rejection, negative medical results, and public fat shaming. Now, she must power through the worst of it to put on her best. This is a story filled with heart, humor, and a whole lot of honesty.