Awards

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival presents selected filmmakers with audience favorite and juried awards.

Audience Favorite Awards are determined by ballots completed by attendees during the festival.

And the Winners are:
JURY AWARDS
BEST NARRATIVE FILM: Undertow
Directed by: Javier Fuentes-León
Jury Statement:
Outstanding direction, script, cinematography, music and superbly natural acting tell the beautiful, other-worldly tale of a traditional man torn between his love, his personal honor, and the respect of his community.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride
Directed by: Bob Christie
Jury Statement:
As a documentary film, Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride informs and enlightens our common understanding of the ubiquitous pride parade by calling attention to its importance as a political act.
DOCUMENTARY HONOURABLE MENTION: Florent: Queen of the Meat Market
Directed by: David Sigal
Jury Statement:
Florent: Queen of the Meat Market celebrates queer community space, transgressive art, cutting edge performance, and French food in a wildly entertaining film. Florent Morellet shows us that a celebration of life can be a queer transformative act that can change the world around us.

BEST SHORT FILM: Samaritan
Directed by: Magnus Mork
Jury Statement:
An unexpected and heartwarming story about a power dynamic not examined in our community about the politics of deportation. Effective and emotional cinematography, writing and acting.
SHORT FILM HONORABLE MENTION: Put This on the Map
Directed by: Sid Peterson and Megan Kennedy
Jury Statement:
The most diverse and all-inclusive short film of the festival. Well-crafted art direction and editing. Galvanizing. Given the current media attention youth in our community are getting, this film must be seen nationwide.

MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT: Never Too Late
Directed by: Wendy Weinberg
Jury Statement:
A timely film about gay marriage with excellent editing and art direction. Very funny and clever.
INNOVATIVE SHORT FILM HONOURABLE MENTION: Curious Thing
Directed by: Allen Hain
Jury Statement:
A uniquely refreshing documentary-style film with exceptional storytelling and a multi-dimensional narrative.

AUDIENCE AWARDS
FAVORITE NARRATIVE FEATURE: Undertow, Directed by Javier Fuentes-León
FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride, Directed by Bob Christie
FAVORITE GAY SHORT FILM: Ajumma! Are you Krazy???, Directed by Brent Anbe
FAVORITE LESBIAN SHORT FILM: After Lunch, Directed by Rodrigo Diaz Diaz
FAVORITE LOCAL FILM: Put This On the Map, Directed by Sid Peterson & Megan Kennedy

SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
Presented by Esurance, and produced by Indieflix
LOOP PLANES, Directed by Robin Wilby

The Audience Awards presented on Closing Night are
Favorite Narrative Feature
Favorite Documentary Feature
Favorite Gay Short Film
Favorite Lesbian Short Film
Favorite Local Film

Three Dollar Bill Cinema Awards For Excellence are chosen by our esteemed panel of jurors and include a cash prize. Three juries convene to select the following awards
Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Film
Most Innovative Short Film

Narrative Jury

Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist. She is author of the novel Sub Rosa and editor of the Lambda Award–nominated Fist of the Spider Woman. Her award-winning docu-porn, Girl on Girl, screened in eight countries. Currently, she is director of programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Rebecca M Davis is a proud Pacific Northwest native. She hosts The Stay Up Late Show and acts in everything from serious dramas, such as Doubt, to the hilarious Brown Derby series at Re-bar. You’ve also seen her in Creatures From The Pink Lagoon and hosting numerous SLGFF Super 8 Film challenges!

Rob Callaway wears three hats: musician, actor, and teacher. He has performed internationally as a solo pianist, composed and performed scores for films, industrials, and cartoons, and appeared in syndicated and network shows. For nearly ten years he’s appeared nightly at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

Documentary Jury

Craig Snyder is an experimental filmmaker and adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts. His films have screened at festivals in London, Sydney, New York, Chicago, and Seattle. He has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in film studies from the University of Warwick.

Michael Wells was manager and then owner of Bailey/Coy Books. He’s curated author events for a plethora of LGBT writers, David Sedaris, Susie Bright, Tony Kushner, Sandra Bernhard, and Alan Cumming among them. He’s currently interim executive director of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Jennifer Johnson is both the TechStart program manager at the Technology Access Foundation and assistant director on the volunteer staff at Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.

Shorts Jury

Audrey McManus is the education and marketing coordinator at Babeland, Seattle’s famously friendly sexuality boutique. She produces a local burlesque show and co-organizes the Capitol Hill Arts Walk.

Jourdan Keith is a storyteller, poet, environmentalist, educator, and activist. An excerpt from her memoir, Coyote Autumn, appears in_Something to Declare_ (University of Wisconsin Press).

Quyen Tang. Full-time student. Northwest School of Arts & Humanities, 2010. Seattle University, 2014. Queer. Aries III. Monkey. Photography lover. Art junkie. Naturalist. Cook.

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