Awards given at Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
The seventh Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival ended July 16 with the announcement of festival award winners at the Prince Music Theater. The three audience awards went to the Spanish farce Kilometer 0 for best feature; best gay male short went to a French-Canadian film about intergenerational love, Take Out; and the best lesbian short award went to Rainmakers 2, a story of courage in the face of government harassment in Zimbabwe. Rainmakers 2 is also the first gay-themed film to come from Zimbabwe. The jury awards went to: the six-part British miniseries Metrosexuality for best gay male feature; Julie Johnson, a story of love in the suburbs starring Lili Taylor and Courtney Love, for best lesbian feature; Undetectable, which profiles six people with AIDS who take control of their lives, as best documentary; the parody Jeffreys Hollywood Screen Trick for best gay male short; and Weeki Wachi Girls, which won the prize as best lesbian short for its story of two 15-year-old girls who are forced to redefine their relationship as their sexuality blossoms. For more information on the festival, log on to www.phillyfests.com.