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iW NEWS | Frameline Audiences Award “XXY,” “Pageant”

iW NEWS | Frameline Audiences Award "XXY," "Pageant"

The 32nd edition of Frameline, the world’s largest and oldest film festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender films and filmmakers, finished up Sunday with a screening of Laurie Lynd‘s “Breakfast With Scot” and an awards ceremony. Winners included Lucia Puenzo‘s “XXY,” which took the Audience Award for Best Feature Film, while Stewart Halpern and Ron Davis‘s “Pageant‘ won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. “The Frameline32 audience was by far the most enthusiastic audience for ‘Pageant’ so far this year and one that we will never forget,” said Ron Davis in a statement. “Going on to win the audience award for best documentary was a truly amazing experience for us.” Canadian short “No Bikini,” directed by Claudia Morgado Escanilla, won the Audience Award for Best Short Film. The closing night also marked the end of a Frameline era as Michael Lumpkin, Frameline’s Artistic Director for 25 years, bid the festival farewell. “No one was interested in distributing [‘Mala Noche‘], until Michael Lumpkin took a chance and brought it to this festival in 1986,” remarked director Gus Van Sant during the closing night ceremonies at the Castro Theatre. “Michael was so nice, too. I remember I slept on his floor!” [Peter Knegt]

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