FESTIVAL WINNERS

 

At the Closing Night Ceremony of the 9th Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festiva on July 21, guest hosts Mike Jerrick and Donya Archer announced the finalists and winners of the Jury Competition and Audience Awards:

 

JURY COMPETITION WINNERS:

 

 

BEST FEATURE FILM (GAY MALE):

Finalists

Bulgarian Lovers, by Eloy de la Iglesia (Spain)

Gender Bias, by Frances Girod (France/Belgium)

Lisistrata, by Francesc Bellmunt (Spain)

Love Forbidden, by Rodolphe Marconi (Italy)

Winner:

Bulgarian Lovers, by Eloy de la Iglesia (Spain)

 

BEST FEATURE FILM (LESBIAN):

Finalists:

Bizarre Love Triangle, by Lee Moo-Young (South Korea)

Do I Love You?, by Lisa Gornick (Great Britain)

Lily Festival, by Sachi Hamano (Japan)

Surrender, by Katherine Brooks (US)

Winner:

Lily Festival, by Sachi Hamano (Japan)

 

KODAK JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:

Finalists:

Don’t You Worry, It Will Probably Pass, by Cecilia Neant-Falk (Sweden)

The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti, by Adam Low (Great Britain)

No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, by Joan E Biren (JEB) (US)

Sisters in Cinema, by Yvonne Welbon (US)

Winner (receives $500 prize of film stock):

Sisters in Cinema, by Yvonne Welbon (US)

 

BEST SHORT FILM (GAY MALE):

Finalists:

Masturbation: Putting the Love in Self Loving, by J.T. Tepnapa (US)

Send Me an Angel, by Nir E’ Man (Israel)

Seventy, by Q. Allan Brocka (US)

Stand By, by Tony Osso (US)

Winner:

Stand By, by Tony Osso (US)

 

BEST SHORT FILM (LESBIAN):

Finalists:

D.E.B.S., by Angela Robinson (US)

Give or Take an Inch, by Lee Friedlander (US)

Katie McGreevy, by Leslie Satterfield (US)

Kiss and Tell, by Michaline Babich (US)

Paradise Lost, by Inge Blackman (US)

Winner:

D.E.B.S., by Angela Robinson (US)

 

JURY COMMITTEE:

Michael Anderer (feature films)

Greta Anderson (short films)

Earl Dax (documentaries)

Shannon P. Duffy (feature films)

John Forsht (short films)

David Hallowell (short films; Co-Chair, Jury Committee)

Kristen Haskins (feature films)

Amanda Leahy (feature films; Co-Chair, Jury Committee

Jo’el Ludovich (documentaries)

Mekado Murphy (short films)

Shushma Shah (short films)

Tiffany Smith (documentaries)

Leslie Wood (feature films)

 

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AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS;

 

BEST FEATURE FILM (GAY MALE)

Finalists:

Latter Days, by C. Jay Cox (US)

Unconditional Love, by P.J. Hogan (US)

White Boy Blues – a staged reading, by Stephen Winter (US)

Winner:

Latter Days, by C. Jay Cox (US)

 

BEST FEATURE FILM (LESBIAN)

Finalists:

April's Shower, by Trish Doolan (US)

Blue, by Hiroshi Ando (Japan)

Lily Festival, by Sachi Hamano (Japan)

Wave Babes, by Lisa Knox-Nervig (US)

Winner:

April's Shower, by Trish Doolan (US)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Finalists:

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, by Bennett Singer and Nancy Kates (US)

The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, by Jennifer Abod (US)

No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, by Joan E Biren (JEB) (US)

Winner -- Tie:

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, by Bennett Singer and Nancy Kates (US)

No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, by Joan E Biren (JEB) (US)

 

BEST SHORT FILM (Male)

Finalists:

Masturbation: Putting the Love in Self Loving, by J.T. Tepnapa (US)

Paradisco, by Stephane Ly-Cuong (France)

Touched, by Mike Lemon (US)     

Winner:

Touched, by Mike Lemon (US)

Director Mike Lemon and producer Tammy Tiehel-Stedman were present to accept the award

 

BEST SHORT FILM (Lesbian)

Finalists:

D.E.B.S., by Angela Robinson (US)

The Ten Rules, by Lee Friedlander (US)

You 2, by Pascale Simons and Jeny Mijnhijmer (Netherlands)

Winner:

The Ten Rules, by Lee Friedlander (US)