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POSTED ON Oct 18, 2015 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema

SLGFF20 Jury Award Winners Announced!

SLGFF20 Jury Award Winners Announced!

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]