QFest Results Are In
In a year that boasted 108 filmmakers, seven world premieres and films from over 28 countries, the 17th edition of Philadelphia’s QFest came to a close this week with a lineup of Audience and Jury Awards and a men’s bathing suit fashion show hosted by WMMR’s Pierre Robert in Old City.
Here are the winners:
2011 QFest Jury Award Winners
Best Short Film: (tie) The Queen and The Kiss
Best First Time Director: Romeos
Best Documentary: Wish Me Away
Best Feature Film: Tomboy
2011 QFest Audience Award Winners
Best Short Film: I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone
Best Documentary: Married in Spandex
Best Comedy: Eating Out: Drama Camp
Best Feature Film: Gun Hill Road
“I would give just about anything to be there in person to accept this award and party the night away with the sexiness that is Philadelphia,” director Q. Allan Brocka of Eating Out told audiences. “Thank you to QFest for giving us such an amazing world premiere and party with very strong drinks and a night I mostly remember. Most of all, thank you to the audience for making this festival one of the most exciting film festivals in the world.”
Gun Hill Road director Rashaad Ernesto Green added: “We’re really happy we got a chance to make it down to Philadelphia to speak with the wonderful audiences after the screenings. [QFest] was a beautiful festival. …I’d also like…to thank my wonderful cast led by Esai Morales, Judy Reyes, and the miracle child Harmony Santana. For without them and their bravery, this little train that could would never have found its engine.”
Get ready for next year. The 18th edition of Philadelphia’s QFest dates have already been announced: July 12-July 23.