PURCHASE DVD AND BLU-RAY
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.
FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
My Name Was January has garnered 13 award winners, 12 finalists, 3 semi-finalists, and 42 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
- Documentary Short Competition, 2019 Royal Reel Winner, Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, B.C.
- Best Short Documentary, Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Best Short Documentary, Central States Indie Fan Film Fest, Rock Island, Illinois
- Best Foreign Short, Hollywood Blvd Film Festival, Hollywood, California
- 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
- LGBTQ Award, North Europe International Film Festival, London, UK
- Best Director of a Short Documentary, North Europe International Film Festival, London, UK
- LGBTQ Award, South Europe International Film Festival, Valencia, Spain
- Best Director of a Short Documentary, South Europe International Film Festival, Valencia Spain
- All My Relations Inclusion in Film Award, Central States Indie Fan Film Fest, Rock Island, Illinois
- Best Documentary, European International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Best International Short Film, The Norwegian International Seagull Short Film Festival, Sveio, Hordaland, Norway
- Best LGBT Short Film, Asian Cinematography Awards, Manila, Philippines
- 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