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SLGFF Announces Winners For Festival 20…My Cinema Classic Not One of Them

JInkx Monsoon stars in the documentary "Drag Becomes Him" by director Alex Berry to world premiere in Seattle, WA on April 29, 2015.

JInkx Monsoon stars in the documentary “Drag Becomes Him” by director Alex Berry to world premiere in Seattle, WA on April 29, 2015.

And, MY film, “Drag Becomes Him” the BRILLIANT documentary made by director Alex Berry and produced by Basil Shadid, Jacob Leander and ME was ignored by both the mentally retarded jury AND obviously mentally ill audience members who failed to vote for it as Best Doc (which it obviously was) and no, we’re not at ALL bitter or vengeful about it and bear NO hard feelings towards ANYONE and we probably won’t take ANY sort of revenge on Seattle by poisoning its water supply somehow….

I keed! I keed!

Mostly….

The actual FINE (not as fine as mine…) films that did win shiny gold awards (or pieces of relatively heavy stock paper) were, Jury Awards first:

Best Narrative Feature
NAZ & MAALIK
A rarity in queer cinema, this film is an intimate portrait of two young Muslim men that places gay relationships within a political, even geopolitical, context (directed by Jay Dockendorf).
Best Documentary Film
UPSTAIRS INFERNO
Utilizing brutally honest interviews and visceral footage, UPSTAIRS INFERNO is an important record of the largely unknown yet deadliest attack in LGBT history (Directed by Robert L. Camina).
Documentary Film Honorable Mention
PETER DE ROME: GRANDFATHER OF GAY PORN
Important and entertaining biography of a filmmaker and artist whose honest, beautiful and explicit work unabashedly celebrated gay sex and social justice in pre-AIDS era NY and London (directed by Ethan Reid).
Best Short Film
TRÉMULO
Distinguished by gorgeous cinematography and a rich, compelling visual narrative, TRÉMULO tells the story of an unlikely romance between a soldier and a young man with tension, beauty, and tenderness (directed by Roberto Fiesco).
Most Innovative Short Film
POP-UP PORNO: M4M
POP-UP PORNO: M4M takes a story we’ve never heard and tells it in a wholly original and innovative way (directed by Stephen Dunn).
Short Film Honorable Mention
HOLE (directed by Martin Edralin)

Here are the dimwitted Audience Awards:

Favorite Narrative
FREEHELD directed by Peter Sollett
Favorite Documentary
THE GLAMOUR & THE SQUALOR directed by Marq Evans
Favorite Lesbian Short Film: (We have a tie!)
BOXEADORA directed by Meg Smaker
JOANI, QUEEN OF THE PARADIDDLE directed by Tina Gordon
Favorite Gay Short Film
TRÉMULO directed by Roberto Fiesco
Favorite Transgender Short Film
RAISING RYLAND directed by Sarah Feeley
Three Dollar Bill Cinema also wants to change the name of the festival:
Interested in lending your thoughts to our process? Take this short survey to participate in renaming the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
Since we’re bitterly depressed right now, we suggest “The Seattle Bitterass Queer Filmmakers Festival of Sorrow” but we’re not sure if it will gain much support.
KIDDING!!!!!
(it totally will….)

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