German filmmaker Kai Stänicke has uploaded his short film Golden to YouTube in the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre, hoping to bring some joy to the LGBTQIA+ people who are reeling from the tragedy.
On Facebook, Stänicke says that the film, which tells the story of how queer people find and create safe spaces in the world, will have "fulfilled its purpose" if it can "spread just a tiny bit of love in these devastating times".
He writes: "Wherever you are and not matter how tough times are right now: You are never alone. You have a place in life and together we gonna make sure it’s a safe one."
Golden has won multiple awards at film festivals around Europe, reports Towleroad, including "the OUTtv Audience Award at Holebifilmfestival Vlaams-Brabant and Best Short at the Florence Queer Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Short at Arouca Film Festival in Portugal".