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My Name Was January is available in DVD and Blu-Ray Format through Moving Images Distribution of Vancouver.


When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home in New Westminster, BC, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us.


Official Trailer

Daily Xtra Video Interview

Press Kit for My Name Was January

Discussion Guide for My Name Was January

Film Review in Hollywood North Magazine – 9.5 Maple Leafs out of 10




My Name Was January has garnered 9 award winners, 4 finalists, 3 semi-finalists, and 27 official selections to date.


  • Award of Recognition – LGBT, Best Shorts Competition, La Jolla, California
  • Best Documentary Short Film, Aphrodite Film Awards, New York City
  • Best LGBTQ Film, Los Angeles Film Awards, Los Angeles
  • Best Documentary – Gold Award, LA Shorts Awards, Los Angeles
  • Best Picture- Short Film – Gold Award, West Coast Film Awards, Malibu, California
  • Best Poster Art – Silver Award, West Coast Film Awards, Malibu, California
  • Award of Exceptional Merit – LGBT, Depth of Field International Film Festival, Nassau, Delaware, USA
  • Best GLBT Short, Directors Circle Festival of Shorts, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Best LGBTQ Short, Global Film Festival Awards, Los Angeles


  • Best Featurette, Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
  • Finalist (Gold) in the Canadian Shorts Category, Canada Shorts – Canadian and International Short Film Fest, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Best Film Poster, The Norwegian International Seagull Short Film Festival, Sveio, Hordaland, Norway
  • Finalist, Women’s Short, Model N Movie International Short Film Festival, Shibpur, Near Kolkata, Howrah, West Bengal, India


  • Best North American Documentary, Alternative Film Festival, Toronto
  • Best Foreign Short, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles
  • Best Woman Filmmaker, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles