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iW NEWS | “La Leon” Tops Torino GLBT Fest’s Awards

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 audience award. The festival screened more than 270 films over 9 days and saw a 15% increase in attendance over 2007. [Peter Knegt]

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