Winners from the 14th
Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival included
director Christian Lloyd's eerie short film Getting Lucky.
everything about the night before – in New Orleans and the beads,
with Christian – but refuses to tell Christian, whose memory fails.
This after the pair wake-up next to each other in the most dangerous
neighborhood in the city. As Christian struggles to remember, things
Based on a one act
play by Christian Lloyd, Getting Lucky, a 30 minute short,
runs deeper than most feature films.
will you give you chills,” wrote Instinct Magazine.
won the Programmers Award for Best Male Short.
A romantic comedy
that shatters the definition of family won the Audience Award for
Tru Loved is the story of
16-year-old high schooler Tru (Gertrude) whose family is made up of
two lesbian moms and two gay dads. Her boyfriend, Lo, who is the
quarterback of the football team, also loves musical theater. Is it
possible he's also gay?
Writer/director Steward Wade (Coffee
Date) has woven a funny and touching story that dispenses with
traditional roles. In the world of Tru Loved, sexual identity
is never a foregone conclusion. For example, when Tru meets a boy
she likes at a gay-straight alliance meeting, she assumes he's
off-limits. Surprisingly, he turns out to be straight.
Tru is over all the
gay-fuss – being a teenager – yet, passionate about her family.
Director Tom Gustafson's spellbinding –
and award winning – short film Fairies gets its feature
length follow-up in Were The World Mine.
Timothy is elated when his eccentric
teacher casts him as mischievous Puck in a school production of A
Midsummer Night's Dream. Timothy, a social outcast in a
homophobic community, loves Jonathon. Soon he discovers a potion
that allows him to turn his town gay and Jonathon love him. What
happens when he reluctantly gives up his control over the town?
The Advocate said
of the film, “Hedwig And The Angry Inch had better move
Were The World
Mine won the SCION Award for First Time Director.
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