In case you missed it, here are the results. The jury members were so enamored with this year’s selections, that they had difficulty choosing only one – hence the unprecedented number of honorable mentions. Much thanks to our audience and jury members (Cullen Conly, Jean Lauer, Yen Tan, Sam Douglas, Michael Graupmann, Mocha Jean Herrup, John Livingston, Jeanne Stern, Bruce Weist and Frank Hui) for their thoughtful deliberations. And, a big congratulations to all of our filmmakers for producing a group of truly outstanding films this year.
Our audience is responsible for selecting the Best Feature Film of the Festival.
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM:
KISS ME, directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining
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JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE:
FACING MIRRORS, directed by Negar Azarbayjani
JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT:
DOL (FIRST BIRTHDAY), directed by Andrew Ahn
JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
CALL ME KUCHU, directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright
JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
THE DEVOTION PROJECT #1 – MORE THAN EVER, directed by Tony Osso
JURY AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM:
LOOKING FOR JIRO, directed by Tina Takemoto
AGLIFF–Polari has a history of supporting the work of new and emerging LGBTQIA filmmakers through the My Queer Movie Award.