What is it like coming out as a gay teen in the Philippines? In a country of traditional Catholic views, coming out is received with disapproval from one’s own family.

​Take an intimate look at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son. Revisiting unreleased audio recordings of fights from inside his own home, documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario shares his story of being outed by his teacher and dealing with his family’s reaction. Beyond coming out, the film explores how parents learn to embrace their children unconditionally.

In This Family was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards 2018 and won the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2019 and the Juried Prize at the PBS Short Film Film Festival 2020.

Credits

  • Drama Del Rosario: Director, Popemania, The Big Fans
  • Drama Del Rosario: Writer, Popemania, The Big Fans
  • Drama Del Rosario: Producer, Popemania, The Big Fans
  • Drama Del Rosario: Key Cast
  • Victoria Bergqvist: Interviewer
  • Asem Nurlanova: Interview Sound
  • Drama Del Rosario: Editor, Popemania, The Big Fans

Specifications

  • Project Type: Documentary
  • Runtime: 12 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date: December 5, 2017
  • Country of Origin: Philippines
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project

Screenings / Awards

  • BAFTA Student Film Awards 2018 Los Angeles
    United States
    Shortlist — Documentary Category
  • Pride Film Festival 2018 Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    April 10, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • iChill Manila International Film Festival 2018 Manila
    Philippines
    January 27, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles CineFest 2018 Los Angeles
    United States
    February 24, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
  • Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle 2018 Seattle
    United States
    June 2, 2018
    Official Selection
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2018 Mumbai
    India
    May 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Korea Queer Film Festival 2018 Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    July 20, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Taos Pride Film Festival 2018 Taos, New Mexico
    United States
    August 9, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Trans Stellar Film Festival 2018 Detroit, Michigan
    United States
    September 28, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cinematografo International Film Festival 2018 San Francisco, California
    United States
    November 10, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Doc Edge Pride 2019 Auckland
    New Zealand
    February 17, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Outfest Fusion 2019 Los Angeles, California
    United States
    March 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Arnow Film Festival 2019 Somerset, Kentucky
    United States
    April 6, 2019
    Official Selection & Outstanding Documentary
  • CAAMFest 2019 San Francisco, California
    United States
    May 11, 2019
    Official Selection & Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary
  • The Long Beach QFilm Festival 2019 Long Beach, California
    United States
    September 7, 2019
    Official Selection
  • CMG Short Film Festival 2019 West Hollywood, California
    United States
    October 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    United States
    November 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020 Sydney
    Australia
    February 15, 2020
    Official Selection
  • PBS Short Film Festival 2020 Online
    United States
    July 13, 2020
    Official Selection & Juried Prize Winner
  • Feast Festival 2020 Sydney
    Australia
    November 10, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Regent Park Film Festival 2020 Toronto
    Canada
    November 26, 2020
    Official Selection