Award of Merit – Stand Out (USA)

Title: Stand Out 
Runtime: 15 min
Country: USA
Director: Vicki Syal
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March, 2021

Synopsis: In a world dominated by impossible beauty standards, plus-sized comedian Blaire stands out. Struggling with an autoimmune disease, she experiences an unholy trifecta of career rejection, negative medical results and a 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.