Best of QFest Awards Announced
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[email protected].