Russia has strict, anti-gay morality laws, and a recent stunt from Dava and Filipp Kirkorov might have violated them.
The creator said he believes the film "scared" organizers.
The two men had escaped torture in the republic for their LGBTQ+ activism and running an opposition Telegram channel.
Talk about getting a message across.
Ramzan Kadyrov reportedly orchestrated the human rights abuses within the Russian-controlled territory.
New legislation will ban LGBTQ+ adoptions and close loophole allowing recognition of same-sex unions registered abroad.
But the owners assert that they are just as homophobic as anyone else.