Out filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato will receive the 2003 Frameline Award at the 27th San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in June. The founders of World of Wonder Productions, Bailey and Barbato are responsible for such films as The Eyes of Tammy Faye and 101 Rent Boys. The festival will screen three new films by the duo: the narrative feature Party Monster plus School's Out: The Life of a Gay High School in Texas and Dark Roots: The Unauthorized Anna Nicole Smith Story.
"Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are continually turning gay culture into pop culture," says Frameline executive director Michael Lumpkin. "By producing work that appeals to both queer and mainstream audiences alike, they have been able to put our stories and images out there where they will have the greatest impact and the widest exposure." Previous Frameline Award winners include Isaac Julien, Barbara Hammer, Marcus Hu, Marlon Riggs, and Christine Vachon. For more information on the festival, visit www.Frameline.org.