The 17th edition of QFest, the Philadelphia LGBT film festival, wrapped on Monday with an awards ceremony hosted by radio personality Pierre Robert. The two big winners of the night were Bobbi Berleffi and Beverly Kopf’s Chely Wright documentary “Wish Me Away” (Jury Award for Best Documentary) and Celine Sciamma’s “Tomboy” (Jury Award for Best Feature Film).
In the Audience Awards category, “Married in Spandex” from directors Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole won Best Documentary, while Rashaad Ernesto Green’s acclaimed “Gun Hill Road” went on to win Best Feature Film (the film closes NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival on July 28).
Below is the full list of winners:
Best Short Film (Tie)- The Queen, directed by Christina Choe & The Kiss, directed by Ashlee Page
Best First Time Director – “Romeos,” directed by Sabine Bernardi
Best Documentary – “Wish Me Away,” directed by Bobbi Berleffi, Beverly Kopf
Best Feature Film – “Tomboy,” directed by Celine Sciamma
Best Short Film – “I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone,” directed by Daniel Ribeiro
Best Documentary – “Married in Spandex,” directed by Devin Gallagher and Allison Kole
Best Comedic Film – “Eating Out – Drama Camp,” directed by Q. Allan Brocka
Best Feature Film – “Gun Hill Road,” directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green