Olympia High School graduate to be featured at Florida Film Festival

Evan Bialosuknia made history when she was crowned the first transgender Homecoming queen in Florida.

Photo courtesy of Radha Mehta
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An Olympia High School graduate is being featured at the Florida Film Festival.

Evan Bialosuknia first made history when she was crowned the first transgender Homecoming queen in Florida.

Now, Bialosuknia is the star of "Evan Ever After," a short documentary directed by Ariel Mahler and Radha Mehta. 

This documentary "explores the journey of Florida’s first transgender homecoming queen, Evan Bialosuknia, and her confidence and impact on youth faced with discrimination resulting from Florida’s newly signed 'Don’t Say Gay' bill," according to the FFF. 

Since the start of filming, Bialosuknia has been a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and featured as a NextGen leader in TIME Magazine. 

The film will premiere at the FFF, which takes place from April 14 to April 23. 

"Evan Ever After," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, and 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 22. 

In addition, Mahler and Bialosuknia's mother, Marnie, will be speaking on a panel called "Queering The Screen: The Progression of Representation" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Edyth Bush Theatre at Winter Park Public Library, 1052 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park.

Those who wish to purchase tickets to the showing of "Evan After After," can click here.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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