SLGFF 17 Calls A Wrap And Awards Some Fine Films

Published by on October 26th, 2012

Waxie Moon struts her stuff at the after party for the Seattle premiere of “Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel”. Photo: Michael McAfoose

The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival wrapped up its 17th edition last Sunday and Three Dollar Bill Cinema, the producers of SLGFF have announced both the Jury and Audience winners for best/favorite films. It was a whirlwind ten days of great films, events and parties and kudos to everyone at Three Dollar Bill for pulling it off. (And, a huge hug of support to the hundreds of volunteers who make it all happen!) Here’s this year’s winners AND some lovely photos to cherish until the next awesome Three Dollar Bill event, their annual “Auntie Mame” screening in December.

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SLGFF fans and staff call it a day at the Closing Night Party at PNK Lounge on Sunday. Photo: Eric Gregory

Jury Awards

BEST FEATURE:  A MAP FOR A TALK (MAPA PARA CONVERSAR)
Directed by Constanza Fernández
A visually stunning film with great life symbolism without being overdone, exploring ital relationships with beautiful honesty.
HONORABLE MENTION (FEATURE): WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Directed by Wes Hurley
A celebration of Seattle, featuring the most glittering of its emerald side.  We can’t wait to see what Wes and Waxie will do next.

“Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel” director/writer Wes Hurley and co-star/scene stealer Sarah Rudinoff at the after party. Photo: Michael McAfoose

BEST DOCUMENTARY:  CALL ME KUCHU
Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
A beautifully crafted, honest and important document, reminding us without being pedantic or sensational, that denial of any single human’s rights is a global crime that affects us all.
HONORABLE MENTION (DOCUMENTARY): JOBRIATH A.D.
Directed by Kieran Turner
What a treasured gift to discover this extraordinarily talented, charismatic 70’s rock artist, who was truly at the vanguard of a musical genre and the gay truth movement.
BEST SHORT FILM:  TSUYAKO
Directed by Mitsuyo Miyazaki
For its powerful narrative and dynamic editing set in an unexpected time and place, yielding a film of tremendous emotional resonance.  Unforgettable.
MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT FILM:  THE MAIDEN AND THE PRINCESS
Directed by Ali Scher
For its timely and buoyant update of the traditional fairy tale.
HONORABLE MENTION FOR INNOVATION (SHORTS): ALONE WITH YOU
A striking experimental short that layers disparate source material into a provocative and engaging whirlwind.
Audience Awards
Favorite Narrative Film:  I DO, directed by Glenn Gaylord
Favorite Documentary Feature:  CALL ME KUCHU, directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Favorite Gay Short Film:  THE DEVOTION PROJECT: MORE THAN EVER, directed by Antony Osso
Favorite Lesbian Short Film:  POLAROID GIRL, directed by April Maxey
Favorite Transgender Short Film:  TRANSFORMING FAMILY, directed by Rémy Huberdeau

 


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