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    "A Love To Hide" Sweeps Top Prizes At Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest

    Christian Faure's "A Love To Hide," about a gay couple in Nazi occupied Europe who offer protection to a Jewish refugee during the war, took two top prizes at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which closed on April 30. The film won both the juried and audience awards for best fiction feature. The award for best juried documentary went to Malcolm Ingram's "Small Town Gay Bar," about two gay bars trying to survive in the homophobic bible belt of North East Mississippi. Other festival prizes include the audience favorite short, which was awarded to Shay Sellers for "The Black Box," a personal account of the filmmaker's transition from teen ...

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    POWER UP Gets First Look Deal

    The non profit, volunteer run gay studio Power Up has entered into a one year first look deal with the LOGO network for the acquisition of short films. Maureen Guthman, Vice-president of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at LOGO said they were "extremely impressed with the quality and talent of the PO...

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    "Queens" Reigns at 8th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

    The 2006 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has announced its eighth annual line up of galas, screenings, tributes and panels for its event taking place April 21 - 30. The festival will open with the East Coast premiere of Manuel Gomez Pereira's "Reinas (Queens) at the Gusman Center for the Performin...

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    AP: 'Brokeback' Takes Top Film at Gay Awards

    "Brokeback Mountain" lost out in the best-picture Oscar race, but the film about the troubled love affair between two cowboys has taken the top film prize from a leading gay organization that monitors the media. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation presented the award Monday at a ceremony...

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    Out to Sea: Marco Kreuzpaintner's "Summer Storm"

    Independent cinema was once regarded as the cinema of the disenfranchised. It's common knowledge now that the parameters of what was once defined as "indie" have been dissolved, and pat, mainstream, easy-to-swallow do-gooder liberal fantasies like "Good Will Hunting," "Chocolat," and "Crash," still ...

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    TLA Gets Paige's "Uncle"

    TLA Releasing has announced a deal for Queer As Folk star Peter Paige's "Say Uncle, acquiring the North American theatrical and home entertainment rights to the film. The company is planning a theatrical release this June and a DVD release this Fall. Paige wrote and directed the film and he also sta...

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    Thessaloniki Sees a Regime Change; Spotlights Newcomers

    "I don't believe in God, but I believe in John Huston," Patrice Chereau noted last Tuesday in Thessaloniki, a northeastern port-city in Greece at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

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    Dispatch from Brazil: Mix Brasil Celebrates Record Attendance With Innovative Programming

    It is one of Brazil's greatest contradictions that a deeply religious country is also one of the most sexually liberal societies in the developing world. Despite the influence of Catholicism and other fastly growing religions (Brazil is home to the world's largest number of Catholics), sexual minorities have a visibility in Brazil that makes it an anomaly among Latin countries. In such a unique context, the growing success of the Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival of Sexual Diversity - which celebrated its 13th year with record attendance in Sao Paulo from November 10-20 (and will tour abridged programs to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia) - is an...

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    Outfest Focuses on Diversity with 3rd Fusion Fest

    Outfest is spotlighting diversity again this year with its third edition of Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival. Fusion, which bills itself as "the only multicultural, gender-inclusive film festival of its kind," will run November 11-13 in Los Angeles.

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    5 Questions for Susan Kaplan, director of "Three of Hearts"

    For more than a year now, Susan Kaplan's "Three of Hearts" -- the story of a 'trinogomous' relationship between two men and a woman -- has been receiving overwhelming acclaim on the film festival circuit. Kaplan explores what might seem like a sensational subject in "Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Fa...

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