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iW NEWS | Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest Celebrates 10

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 to all the filmmakers and distributors who have worked with me to enable us to present a truly fabulous line-up for 2008.” The Miami fest will open with Laurie Lynd‘s “Breakfast with Scot and close with Thomas Gustafson‘s “Were the World Mine,” while the Fort Lauderdale event will bookend with two documentaries, Johnny Symon‘s “Ask Not” and Scott Bloom‘s “Call Me Troy.” Producer Christine Vachon will be honored with the MGLFF Career Achievement Award, and her latest work, Tom Kalin‘s “Savage Grace” will have its Florida premiere as part of the festival. For a full schedule, including panels and special events, check out the festival’s website. [Peter Knegt]

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