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    iW NEWS | "A Four Letter Word" to Open 13th Philadelphia Gay Fest; Close with "Kiss the Bride"

    Comedies "A Four Letter Word" by Casper Andreas and C. Jay Cox's "Kiss The Bride" will bookend the upcoming 13th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film Society, which organizes the event, has announced. Also joining this year's line up are 200 films from 28 cou...

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    DISPATCH FROM NY | Riley" Wins NewFest Prize; "Save Me" Closes Event While Eyeing U.S. Release

    A tender love story set within an ex-gay ministry in the Southwestern United States closed the 19th annual New Fest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival on Sunday night in Midtown Manhattan. Robert Cary's "Save Me," starring Chad Allen, Judith Light and Robert Gant, drew...

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    FESTIVALS | Orange is the New Pink: The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

    The stars shone brightly on the ceiling of The Olympia Theater last week, while a Wurlitzer played to an excited audience for the opening of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which this year celebrated its 9th year of being one of the first stops in the country for LGBT films. Festival direct...

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    iW NEWS | 19th NewFest Stays Young With "Dorian Gray" Opener; "Save Me" To Close

    NewFest: The 19th Annual New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival will kick off this year's event with Duncan Roy 's latest version of the classic Oscar Wilde novel, the "Picture of Dorian Gray," starring "7th Heaven"'s David Gallagher. Closing the fest will be the New York City premiere of Robert Cary 's drama "Save Me," which stars Chad Allen, Robert Gant and Judith Light. In a prepared statement, NewFest Artistic Director Basil Tsiokos remarked on the pleasures of bringing the festival's films to New York audiences for the first time, adding "as we approach the second decade of the festival, I am thrilled to present one...

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    Fusion LGBT Fest Names Winners

    Ray Yeung's "Cut Sleeve Boys" won the best feature prize at the recent 4th annual Fusion: the Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, with the prize for best narrative short going to Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett's "The DL Chronicles, Episode: Robert." Best doc short went to "I'm Still Here: Becoming Legendary" by Reach LA. "We are proud to celebrate the winning directors and their films, and have been fortunate to share their talent and diverse visions," commented Kim Yutani, Outfest's Associate director of programming. "Their compelling stories and quality filmmaking have resonated with enthusiastic audiences this year." OUtfes...

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    "Good Boys" and "Love Sick" share image+nation LGBT Prizes

    Israeli director Yair Hochner's "Good Boys" and Tudor Giurgiu's "Love Sick" shared the grand jury prize at the just completed 19th edition of the image+nation, Montreal's LGBT Film Festival. American Ash Christian won the "Coup de Coeur" prize for "Fat Girls," while Frederic Moffet's "Jean Genet in Chicago" took the grand jury prize in the shorts category. "Loving Annabelle" by Katherine Brooks won the audience prize for best feature, while Larry Grimaldi and Kirk Marcolina's "Camp Out" and Nancy Nicol's "La Politique du Coeur" shared the best doc nod. Sebastien Gauthier's "Vaguement Romantique" won best short in the audience category. [Brian...

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    "Saint of 9/11" and "Boy Culture" Take Top Prizes at 12th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian F

    The 12th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival ended Monday (July 24) with closing night films "Will You..." (world premiere) by Erin Greenwall and the Philadelphia debut of "Quinceanera" by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. "Saint of 9/11" won both the audience and juried prizes in the documentary section, and is the second in PIGLFF's history to win both awards in the category. The juried prize for best feature film went to "Boy Culture" by Q. Allan Brocka and the audience nod in the category went to "A Love to Hide" by Christian Faure. Other prizes went to "Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake" (jury a...

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    Picture This Gets Award-Winning "A Love To Hide"

    Picture This! Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the Outfest 2006 award winner, "A Love To Hide" (Un Amour A Taire). Christian Faure's film, described by the company as a "heart-wrenching gay drama set during the Nazi occupation of France in 1942," will be releases in the U.S. and Canada in November. The film shared the audience award for best feature and also won the jury and audience prizes at the 2006 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among numerous other fest awards. The deal was negotiated by Douglas Witkins, President of Picture This! Entertainment, and Dimitri Stephanides of TF1 International. "This picture depicts ...

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    "Gymnast" Flies to Two Outfest Prizes

    Ned Farr's "The Gymnast" took two prizes at the recently concluded Outfest: Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, including the event's juried OUTstanding American Narrative Feature award and the HBO OUTstanding First Narrative Feature nod, which is an audience prize. Also sharing fest honors w...

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    Herwitz Selling "Laundry"

    The Film Sales Company has nabbed worldwide sales rights to Maurice Jamal's "Dirty Laundry. The film is the second feature from the filmmaker and recently screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York and Frameline in San Francisco. Starring Loretta Devine, the film is the story of a Southern black family rocked by the news that their son is living under a pseudonym and with a white boyfriend. The film will screen this weekend at Outfest in Los Angeles and has secured the support of the Human Rights Campaign (the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization), which has been hosting additional screening...

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