Still from Uniform, courtesy of Jeffrey James Keyes ’10

‘Uniform,’ Short Film by Alumni, Featured in Film Festivals Worldwide

BY Paola Alexandra Soto, September 19, 2018

Uniform a film written by alumnus and staff member Jeffrey James Keyes ’10 and directed by alumni Ellie Foumbie ’17 and Michael Niederman ’06 made its debut last year. This fall it will be shown at various festivals in the US and the UK. The film is about a lesbian couple who are at odds when their six year old son is sent home from school for wearing a dress. 


The short film was shown last week at the Sioux City International Film Festival which is dedicated to showcasing original independent short films. 


From there, Uniform will be shown at the Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival whose mission is to advance and strengthen the diverse gay community and presents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cinema from around the world, and it runs from September 20 - 23, 2018.


Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival is an eleven day long event dedicated to celebrating the lives, culture, and stories of the LGBTQ community. This year the producers are extending the festival three days from September 27 to October 7. 


Uniform will then be seen on the screens of the Buffalo International Film Festival from October 4 - 8, 2018, a festival that champions the regional, national, and international films which push the limits of independent cinema. 


The short will then makes its way across the Atlantic and to Germany where it will be shown as part of the Short Films: Queer is More evening in the Pride Pictures Queer Film Festival Karlsruhe from October 12 - 21. 


Finally from October 11 - 14 the short film will be shown as part of the Gender Reel 9th Annual Twin Cities Film Festival. A festival committed to creating a safe and supportive festival where voices, experiences, and stories can be shared and explored. 


A trailer can be seen below.