POSTED ON Oct 18, 2015 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema
The winners of the juried prizes at the 20th annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival are as follows:
BEST FEATURE FILM: NAZ & MAALIK by Jay Dockendorf
A rarity in queer cinema, this film is an intimate portrait of two young Muslim men that places gay relationships within a political, even geopolitical, context.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: UPSTAIRS INFERNO by Robert Camina [pictured above]
Utilizing brutally honest interviews and visceral footage, Upstairs Inferno is an important record of the largely unknown yet deadliest attack in LGBT history.
DOCUMENTARY FILM HONORABLE MENTION: PETER DE ROME: GRANDFATHER OF GAY PORN by Ethan Reid
Important and entertaining biography of a filmmaker and artist whose honest, beautiful and explicit work unabashedly celebrated gay sex and social justice in pre-AIDS era NY and London.
BEST SHORT FILM: TRÉMULO by Roberto Fiesco
Distinguished by gorgeous cinematography and a rich, compelling visual narrative, TRÉMULO tells the story of an unlikely romance between a soldier and a young man, with tension, beauty, and tenderness.
SHORT FILM HONORABLE MENTION: HOLE by Martin Edralin
MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT FILM: POP-UP PORNO: M4M by Stephen Dunn
Pop-up porno takes a story we've never heard and tells it in a wholly original and innovative way.
[Photo credit: Urban Focus Photography]