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    DISPATCH FROM MIAMI | Miami Gay Fest Tosses on the Go-Go Boots and Throws a Bash

    It's hard to believe that it's only the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's 10th anniversary. In only a decade, it has established itself as the first major stop on the annual U.S. gay and lesbian festival circuit. Filmmakers, sponsors and audiences alike have jumped at the invitation to spend tim...

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    iW NEWS | "La Leon" Tops Torino GLBT Fest's Awards

    The Torino GLBT Film Festival wrapped up its 23rd year Sunday with the jury announcing the festival's winners. Argentinean film "La Leon," directed by Santiago Otheguy, won best feature film. Special jury prizes for feature filmmaking also went to Julia von Heinz's "Was Am Ende Zaehit" and Christophe Honore's "Les Chansons d'Amour." The best short film prize went to Brazillian Esmir Filho's "Alguma Coisa Assim," while the best documentary winner was Parvez Sharma's "A Jihad For Love." Tom Gustafson's "Were The World Wine" won the feature film audience award and"Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story," directed by Julian Shaw, won the documentary...

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    iW NEWS | Verzaubert Fest Set for German Tour

    The Verzaubert International Queer Film Festival, the largest queer film festival in Germany -- touring Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and Berlin -- will kick-off on April 2nd with Tom Kalin's "Savage Grace." The fest's closing night film is Christophe Honore's "Love Songs" (Les Chansons D'Amour) and th...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "A Four Letter Word" Director Casper Andreas

    Director Casper Andreas' second feature film, "A Four Letter Word," stars Jesse Archer (who co-wrote the film with Andreas) as Luke, a gay man whose promiscuous ways are challenged when he falls for Luke (Charlie David). The film is Andreas' follow-up to 2004's "Slutty Summer," won best feature film...

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    iW NEWS | Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest Celebrates 10

    The 10th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival unveiled their lineup of gay, lesbian and transgender films to be featured in the 10 day event from April 25-May 4, 2008. In addition, the Miami fest will launch a supplementary Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival running May 1-4, 2009. "This year's festival, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary includes 95 films from 22 different countries, with screenings held across ten days at five different venues throughout Miami, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale with over 100 filmmakers already confirmed to attend," said Festival Director Carol Coombes in a statement. "I am truly grateful t...

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    iW NEWS | here! Acquires "Trevor"

    here! Films, the theatrical distribution and worldwide sales division of here! Networks, has announced that it has acquired the United States and Canadian distribution rights to the film "Holding Trevor" from Stray Films LLC. The film, the directorial debut of Rosser Goodman, has so far has played a...

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    REVIEW | Caught in the Middle: Andre Techine's "The Witnesses"

    Once again, with his new film "The Witnesses," great French filmmaker Andre Techine surveys the intersections of sexuality and politics, while offering up a compelling study in human strength and weakness. Instructive without ever falling into cheap bromides, dramatic without ever veering into overzealous melodrama, "The Witnesses" is a penetrating, even essential narrative. Techine is fascinated by the ways in which lives interact, personalities cross-pollinate, wounds are compounded, exacerbated, or even healed, yet never in that increasingly mundane American style of overlapping stories that prize fate or coincidence; he paints specificall...

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    SF Chronicle: Picturing Harvey Milk

    "Milk," which stars Sean Penn as the groundbreaking gay politician, won't be in theaters until some time next year. But the making of the film on the streets of San Francisco excavates a potent piece of the city's history. Steven Winn reports.

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    PARK CITY '08 DISPATCH | Queer Cinema Then and Now at Sundance '08

    A rather staggering forty-four films with either GLBT themes or a GLBT director are screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival, including new works from directors Tom Kalin ("Savage Grace"), Isaac Julien's "Derek"), Bruce LaBruce ("Otto; Or Up With Dead People"), producer Christine Vachon, as well as a screening of Gregg Araki's remastered "The Living End." The films inspired a reunion of sorts at this year's festival, anchored on Saturday night with a dinner celebrating the group of queer films. In remarks during dinner B. Ruby Rich, who coined the term "New Queer Cinema" at a Sundance panel in 1992, emotionally proclaimed the room as "...

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    iW NEWS | GLAAD Announces Media Award Nominees

    The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced the nominees and honorees for its 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at a press conference held at Queer Lounge in Park City, Utah. The three nominees for best film in wide release were "Across The Universe," "The Jane Austen Book Club" and "Stardust," while nominees for best film in limited release were "The Bubble," "Dirty Laundry," "Itty Bitty Titty Committee," "Nina's Heavenly Delights" and "Whole New Thing." The documentary nominees were "Camp Out," "Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison," "For The Bible Tells Me So," "Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed" and "Small Town Gay...

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