October 14-21, 2018 Provincetown, Massachusetts
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A Fantasia Fair 2017 Special Event

A Special Presentation of "A Self-Made Man"...

Fantasia Fair 43 is proud to offer a special showing of a special film about a special person.

A Self-Made Man has garnered rave reviews from across the United States and the world filming in both Copenhagen and Paris including awards from the Amsterdam Film Festival, Kent Film Festival, SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival, and NYC Short Film Festival. It has been featured in numerous outlets including The Huffington Post , IndieWire, The Lancet , and The New Haven Register.

The film is told through the poignant personal story and important life work of Tony Ferraiolo, a transgender youth advocate. We watch Tony guide kids as young as 8, and their parents, through the confusing journey of defining themselves, when their physical appearance conflicts with how they view themselves. A Self-Made Man examines the complicated dynamics of transitioning from multiple perspectives.

The Fair is especially proud to present Tony's story because of his history with Fantasia Fair. Tony was an early recipient of a scholarship to Fantasia Fair and he often credits his experience at the Fair as having a significant influence on his life. "It is because of Fantasia Fair that I am the man I am today" commented Tony in a recent interview. Tony is so appreciative of the help provided him through his scholarship to Fantasia Fair, he is using this event to raise money for the Fantasia Fair Scholarship Fund.  The evening of the film's showing, Tony will be in-house to sign his new book and he will be donating a portion of every book sold to the scholarships fund.

"A Self-Made Man" is produced and directed by Lori Petchers. Ms. Petchers is an award-winning documentary filmmaker/video artist whose films have screened at numerous festivals and venues. She received an Artist Fellowship Grant in Film/Video from the State of Connecticut and a regional Emmy nomination for her work. Lori is also the recipient of a Connecticut City Canvases Grant for her building projection collaboration OLD BAGS. Lori received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. from Emerson College.

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