PlanetOut Partners Inc. has announced the finalists of the third annual PlanetOut.com Short Movie Awards, presented by HBO in association with the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. A celebrity jury will award $7,500 in cash prizes, and visitors to Planetout.com who view the finalists will vote on audience awards. All awards will be presented on May 4 at a special ceremony during the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Here is a complete list of finalists:
Animation: Chutzpah! (Fanny Jacobson); Frame, Frame Fierce (Shawn Atkins); Ladies Tea (Paula J. Durette); Memoria Mortalis (Rose Bond); The Travelling Eye of the Blue Cat (Shawn Atkins)
Comedy: Breaking Up Really Sucks (Jennifer McGlone); Evie Harris: Shining Star (Dennis Hensley and Jack Plotnick); Glaadiator (Luka Pecel); hotbod.com (Steven Sprung); Interviews With My Next Girlfriend (Cassandra Nicolaou)
Drama: The Confession (Carl Pfirman); Cyberslut (Jonathan Gann); Safe Journey (S. Leo Chiang); Stuck (Jamie Babbit); Title IX.L (Jennifer McGlone)
Documentary: About Vivien (Kathy Sport); For Straights Only (Vismita Gupta-Smith); Losing Lois (Julie Hill, Kathy Richter, Barbara Rosenthal); Madonnalogue (Mark McCormick); Naming Prairie (Alexandra Juhasz)
Experimental: Broken (Eve Bregman); DYKE: Just Be It (Desiree Lim); Historia de amor en baño publico (Love Story in a Public Restroom) (Pablo Oliverio); Phallocy (Jay Sennett); Sappho on Fire (J.M. Magrini)