Best of QFest Awards Announced

Start filling up your Netflix queues, here's the list of QFest's 2013 Audience and Jury award winners.

On Monday, the last of this year’s QFest offerings played at the Ritzes in Old City, ending a two-week run of films and parties that would have exhausted even the most adventurous of cinephiles. If you feel like you missed something you would have loved, never fear. The organizers have tallied votes from audience and jury members to keep track of what was must-see at this year’s festival — everything from Best Feature and Best Documentary to Best Gay and Best Lesbian short films. Check out the full list of winners below (with trailers when available), and be sure to reference it when it’s time to start re-filling your Netflix queue with LGBT flicks. 

2013 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST DOCUMENTARY: The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen

BEST FEATURE: Out In the Dark, directed by Michael Mayer

BEST SHORT: Spooners, directed by Bryan R. Horch

HONORABLE MENTION: The Rugby Player, directed by Scott Gracheff

2013 JURY AWARDS WINNERS:

BEST FEATURE: Free Fall, directed by Stephan Lacant

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, directed by Pratibha Parmar

BEST SHORT (GAY): The Package, directed by Rafael Aidar

BEST SHORT (LESBIAN): The Kiss, directed by Filip Gieldon

FIRST TIME DIRECTOR (FEATURE): Jane Clark for Meth Head

FIRST TIME DIRECTOR (DOCUMENTARY): Marta Cunningham for Valentine Road

HONORABLE MENTION: Pamela Drynan for Where I Am

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