Still »Label Me«
© Malte Hafner


No kissing. No passive penetration.

For Waseem, the rules are clear: if he lets Lars pay him for sex, then only in a way that he can somehow reconcile with his heterosexuality.On the one hand, the Syrian refugee in the home, on the other, the well-off German with a loft - the contrast couldn't be stronger, and yet the two share a deeper interest in each other.Their relationship is characterized by the interplay of dominance over each other and the longing for closeness.

The playful power struggle between the two increasingly betrays the men's inability to hide their fears and desires from each other and maintain their carefully constructed facades.

As both struggle to maintain the drawers in their own minds, the close friendship that develops threatens to become a real danger for Waseem in the reality of life in his home.


- Winner Max Ophüls Preis 2019 in the category "Best Medium-Length Film"
- Winner Audience Award at the Image+Nation Festival Film LGBT 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
- Among top 3 nominees at The Big Shorts Awards 2020
- Nominated for the 2019 FIRST STEPS Award in the category of "Medium Length Film"
- Nominated for "Best Feature Film" at the Sehsüchte Int. Student Film Festival 2019
- Nominated for "Best Film" at the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award 2019
- Outfest 2019 in Los Angeles, USA
- Raindance Film Festival 2019 in London
- Lesbian Gay Film Festival 2019 in Hong Kong
- Arab Film Festival 2019 in San Francisco, USA
- OUTshine Film Festival 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, USA
- ImageOut Rochester LGBT Film Festival Rochester 2019, NY, USA
- QueerFilmFest 2019 in Rostock, Germany
- Queer Film Festival 2019 in Berlin & Munich, Germany
- LGBT+ Film Festival Chérie-Chéris 2019 in Paris
- Roze Filmdagen LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam 2020
- 15th Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival
- Winner Big Shorts Awards 2020 in the categories: Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.

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Renato Schuch
Nikolaus Benda

Still »Label Me«
© Malte Hafner
Still »Label Me«
© Malte Hafner
Still »Label Me«
© Malte Hafner