At S.F. Queer Fest, “Nurse” and “Outsider” Are Big With Audiences

At S.F. Queer Fest, "Nurse" and "Outsider" Are Big With Audiences

At S.F. Queer Fest, “Nurse” and “Outsider” Are Big With Audiences

by Eugene Hernandez

A scene from “Yes Nurse, No Nurse,” winner of the narrative audience prize at the 2003 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Courtesy Frameline

The 2003 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, organized by Frameline, wrapped up on Sunday night, celebrating an attendance of more than 82,000 at its 27th-annual event. Winners were announced on the closing night of the festival, which included a screening of Alex Steyermark’s “Prey for Rock & Roll.”

Pieter Kramer’s “Yes Nurse! No Nurse!,” a campy musical from The Netherlands, won the narrative audience award, while the doc audience prize went to Nancy Yates and Bennett Singer’s “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” a look at the gay leader of the civil rights movement. The audience award for best short went to Debra Wilson’s “Butch Mystique.”

The Levi’s First Feature Award, with a $10,000 cash prize, went to Kai S. Pieck’s “The Child I Never Was.” The film is based on the true crimes of Jurgen Bartsch. The $10,000 juried “Stu & Dave’s Excellent Documentary Award,” for a film having its Bay Area debut at the fest, went to Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir and Thorvaldur Kristinsson’s “Straight Out” as well as Tracy Flannigan’s “Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary.”

In other prizes, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato received the festival’s Frameline Award for Outstanding Contributions to Lesbian and Gay Media Arts.

[indieWIRE will publish a full festival report next week.]

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