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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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    "Another Gay Movie" Ushers In 12th Philadelphia Gay Fest

    Todd Stephens' "Another Gay Movie" will open the 12th Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Thursday night. The event, one of the largest gay fests on the east coast, continues through July 25 and will screen five world, one North American, three U.S. and six east coast debuts. Th...

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    Darryl Stephens to Receive Philadelphia Gay Fest Honor

    Actor Darryl Stephens will be honored at the 12th Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival taking place July 13 - 25. Stephens, best known as Noah Nicholson on Logo network's "Noah's Arc," will accept the fest's inaugural Rising Star Award on Saturday, July 15. From television to the big screen, Ste...

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    Outfest Gears Up for 24th Edition and a Heavy Film/Party Line up

    Los Angeles is gearing up for another large festival with the opening of the 24th edition of Outfest in downtown LA Thursday night. Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will debut at the historic Orpheum Theatre with Maria Maggenti's Sundance 2006 romantic comedy "Puccini for Beginne...

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    Frameline30: Mature and Still Hot

    In some of life's occupations (and preoccupations), turning 30 is a point many would prefer to defer. Supermodels, acrobats, and San Francisco gay men among them. Yes, "maturity" is "nice" in theory -- but facial lines, thinning hair and a body-fat percentage that no longer stays low all by itself c...

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