Contemporary Expression

April 23, 2008, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Film Festival

WERE THE WORLD MINE and the short THE MANUAL share the inaugural Best LGBT Film Award, Sponsored by LOGO

WERE THE WORLD MINE, director Tom Gustafson’s hilarious story about a gay teenager whose spirit soars when his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sophie Gregg’s short film THE MANUAL, which tells the story of Sonny, who after twenty-four years of treatment and psychiatric institutions, returns home and attempts to save his seven-year-old niece from experiencing a similar fate, will share the inaugural Best LGBT Film Award, sponsored by Logo TV and presented to the best film with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender content.

Two features and Eleven shorts were juried by 6 community representatives. After voting for a second time to break a tie the scores were deadlocked and the decision was made to split the award. All 13 films scored well and the 3rd place choice of Lee Freidlander’s OUT AT THE WEDDING was less than 3 tenth’s of a point off from making it a 3 way split.

Here is to more LGBT programing at NaFF !

The two film maker’s will each recieve $500 of the $1,000 award.

Were the World Mine
USA 2007, 91 min.
DIR Tom Gustafson PROD Gustafson, Cory James Krueckeberg, Peter Sterling SCR Krueckeberg, Gustafson CAM Kira Kelly ED Jennifer Lily MUSIC Jessica Fogle, Tim Sandusky CAST Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams, Jill Larson, Ricky Goldman, Nathaniel Becker


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