The Night It Rained
Nominated for Best Student Film & Best Cinematographer
Director: Lamont Lamar
13' • United States • 2021
After losing his scholarship, a queer college student makes a life-altering decision in his hopes to stay enrolled. Set in San Francisco, The Night It Rained depicts the experiences of a queer, college student named Malachi. He is determined to stay enrolled in his college’s program and turns to sex work as a way to make money while having greater control over his daily schedule. Unfortunately, the demands of college prove more difficult than he expects and Malachi loses his scholarship due to sustained poor academic performance. The stress of losing his scholarship pushes him further into sex work, and in riskier entanglements. After reaching his breaking point, Malachi finally makes a vulnerable call home.