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“Tomboy” and “Wish Me Away” Win Top Awards at Philadephia QFest

"Tomboy" and "Wish Me Away" Win Top Awards at Philadephia QFest

The 17th edition of QFest, the Philadelphia LGBT film festival, wrapped on Monday with an awards ceremony hosted by radio personality Pierre Robert. The two big winners of the night were Bobbi Berleffi and Beverly Kopf’s Chely Wright documentary “Wish Me Away” (Jury Award for Best Documentary) and Celine Sciamma’s “Tomboy” (Jury Award for Best Feature Film).

In the Audience Awards category, “Married in Spandex” from directors Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole won Best Documentary, while Rashaad Ernesto Green’s acclaimed “Gun Hill Road” went on to win Best Feature Film (the film closes NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival on July 28).

Below is the full list of winners:

Jury Awards

Best Short Film (Tie)- The Queen, directed by Christina Choe & The Kiss, directed by Ashlee Page

Best First Time Director – “Romeos,” directed by Sabine Bernardi

Best Documentary – “Wish Me Away,” directed by Bobbi Berleffi, Beverly Kopf

Best Feature Film – “Tomboy,” directed by Celine Sciamma

Audience Awards

Best Short Film – “I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone,” directed by Daniel Ribeiro

Best Documentary – “Married in Spandex,” directed by Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole

Best Comedic Film – “Eating Out – Drama Camp,” directed by Q. Allan Brocka

Best Feature Film – “Gun Hill Road,” directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green

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