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POSTED ON May 23, 2010 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Translations Audience Award Winners

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival Wraps
Audience Awards Announced after Festival’s Most Successful Run

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival wrapped up a groundbreaking four-day run on May 16 with record attendance—up 25% over 2009.  The opening night film, RIOT ACTS, screened to a sold out house and the after party featured captivating live music by director Madsen Minax and Adhamh Roland.

Six directors from across the United States and Canada visited Translations and festival programmers from as far away as The Netherlands also attended.
“I’m thrilled with the enthusiasm and positive response we’ve received from the audiences at this year’s festival,” said Jason Plourde, Programming Director for Three Dollar Bill Cinema.  “I love seeing how Translations has grown over the past five years and how much the community has embraced this festival.”
Translations is one of only a handful of transgender film festivals in the world.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema is proud to announce the following Audience Awards:

Best Feature Film:  FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT

Best Short Film:  REMEMBER ME IN RED

Cresdan Maite was a festival programmer: “Transgender film has changed and grown over the last five years.  Filmmakers are developing their stories more. Documentaries are shifting from simple transition stories into larger explorations of our lives as people. This is exciting progress.”
Translations featured 11 programs over four days, May 13-16.

POSTED ON May 17, 2010 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the 5th annual Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival!

Record attendance, visiting filmmakers, and great performances at our Opening Night party made this Translations Film Festival the biggest and best yet.
Special thanks to our sponsors: The Pride Foundation, City Catering, The Stranger, Spring Hill Suites, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, & Seattle Gay News.

POSTED ON Nov 19, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

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POSTED ON Oct 27, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

And the Winners Are…

2009 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Juried Awards

BEST FEATURE FILM: The Man Who Loved Yngve
Directed by Stian Kristiansen
An unexpectedly delightful film, THE MAN WHO LOVED YNGVE tells a compelling and beautifully cinematic coming-of-age story which captures the cynicism and innocence of self-discovery. Amazing performances and solid storytelling allow Stian Kristiansen to direct a memorable and fully engaging film. 

FEATURE FILM HONORABLE MENTION:  I Can’t Think Straight
Directed by Shamim Sarif
As a genre, I CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT, is film that needs to be recognized for its complex story and politics. Filmmaker Shamim Sarif is a remarkable storyteller that will continue to push the boundaries of world and social issues.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
Directed by Gréta Olafsdóttir and Susan Muska
A timeless and timely love story that transcends being gay and is truly universal. This deeply intimate portrait of two charming, intelligent women and their life together engages the audience to consider the nature of love, commitment, and the definition of marriage. A movie that touched our hearts and brought the entire audience to tears.

BEST SHORT FILM: Diana
Directed by Aleem Khan
For a powerful and expressive portrayal of alienation based on complex identity. This film uniquely tackles all of the multiple challenges—cultural identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and family relationships—in a single character.

SHORT FILM HONOURABLE MENTION: Claiming the Title
Directed by Jonathan Joiner and Robert H. Martin
For shedding light on an important part of our combined historical struggle against blatant discrimination. For reminding us that progress is not about winning or losing but about taking courageous, continual, incremental steps.

MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT: The Apple
Directed by Emilie Jouvet
For transcending our expectations of queer cinema. THE APPLE was a visual feast that showed us the sensuality of the forbidden.


2009 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Awards

Favorite Narrative Feature: PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, directed by Russell Mulcahy

Favorite Documentary: EDIE & THEA: A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, directed by Gréta Olafsdóttir and Susan Muska

Favorite Local Film: WAXIE MOON, directed by Wes Hurley

Favorite Short:  CLAIMING THE TITLE, directed by Jonathan Joiner and Robert H. Martin

Favorite Boys Short: DIRTY MAGAZINES, directed by Jay J. Levy

Favorite Girls Short: ONE NIGHT, directed by Laura Jean Cronin

POSTED ON Oct 25, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Closing Night Gala tickets still available.

Tickets are still available for the Closing Night Gala of The 2009 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film festival. With Sharon Gless (Cagney!!) in person. Get them at the Cinerama box office now through the start of the film (6:30pm). Plus your ticket price… includes the Gala after party at The Pan Pacific Hotel.

POSTED ON Oct 21, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Festival Updates—receptions, buying tickets, and more!

Tickets are still available for all remaining shows at The 2009 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets (online, via phone, & at their office location) until Midnight the night before the screening date. After that tickets are only available at the box office of the venue of your screening. Once the box office opens for the first screening of the day, tickets are available for purchase for all screenings that night at that venue.

Training Rules post-screening Reception—this reception is now included with the regular price ticket for Training Rules. And their was an error in our printed program. This reception is at 6:30pm following the Training Rules screening and panel at Design Within Reach, 1918 1st Ave.

Sharon Gless in person at the Closing Night Gala. Don’t miss Hannah Free with star of the film Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk, Nip/Tuck) in person at the screening.

POSTED ON Oct 17, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

A Touch of Mink - Mink Stole Live in person Tonight

Tickets are still available for tonight’s program: A Touch of Mink with Peaches Christ and Mink Stole in person at The Egyptian Theatre. Only $10. Tickets are no longer available online—only at the door and will be for sale all day at the Egyptian Theatre box office starting at noon.
Join Peaches Christ for “A TOUCH OF MINK,” an evening of idol worship celebrating the legendary cult film queen Mink Stole, live and in person. Mink Stole has performed in over 25 films (including every John Waters movie) and 15 theatrical productions.
Ms. Stole joins Peaches Christ onstage to discuss her notorious film career, answer your questions, and do a post-show fan meet-and-greet. Peaches kindly requests that audience members dress up for the Mink Stole Look-Alike Contest!-or at least wear your clothes backwards.
Followed by a screening of DESPERATE LIVING, a “monstrous fairy tale” from John Waters about a middle-class murderess (Mink Stole) and her 400-pound maid, who find refuge in a village full of criminals and ruled by a demented queen.

POSTED ON Oct 9, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Iphone app for the Film Festival now available!

Iphone app for the Film Festival now available!

FilmFest Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is now available in the iPhone App store
FilmFest is a simple, easy to use pocket guide to all the films in this year’s Festival. And it’s FREE!
You can read detailed descriptions, view trailers and short films, purchase tickets, invite a friend to a screening, bookmark your favorites and interact with each film on your favorite social networks.

Find it here!

FEATURES: 
View trailers and shorts
Simple navigation – quickly flick your way through hundreds of films
Browse by Day, Title, or Program
Unique InterAct feature—interact with each film before, during and after the festival. Invite a friend, view trailers, get social and preview upcoming FilmFest sponsored festivals

POSTED ON Sep 24, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

The 2009 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Program Release Party

The 2009 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Program Release Party

Get your hands on the printed festival program guide for The 2009 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Thursday, October 1
6-8pm
Bailey/Coy Books
414 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
FREE

Meet festival staff, watch trailers for some of this year’s films, and enjoy some wine and light refreshments.

POSTED ON Sep 18, 2009 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

The 2009 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival website is live

Check out the full schedule of films and gala events happening from October 16-25, 2009. Tickets go on sale on September 28. Or Become a Member of Three Dollar Bill Cinema and buy tickets before everyone else on September 21.

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