Winners Announced
for Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Leading the pack
of winners for the 2007 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film
Festival was Shelter, for both the Audience
Award for Favorite Narrative Feature and the Jury Award for
Best New Director, Jonah Markowitz. The jury
recognized Markowitz “for his ability to
depict, with sympathy, the complexities of contemporary
struggles with class, sexuality, and
responsibility,” according to a statement released
Tuesday.

More than 10,000
people visited the 10-day festival of parties,
discussion, and film. The event boasted showing 150
narrative features, documentaries, local films, and
shorts.

Below is the list
of winners in their categories:

Jury Awards

Best Narrative:
The Witnesses, André Téchiné,
director

Honorable
Mention: The King and the Clown, Jun-ik Lee,
director

Best New
Director: Jonah Markowitz, Shelter

Best Documentary:
Railroad All-Stars, Chema Rodriguez,
director

Honorable
Mention: Jerusalem Is Proud to Present, Nitzan
Gilady, director

Best Local Film:
Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat
City Roller Girls,
Lainy Bagwell and Lacey Leavitt,
directors

Honorable
Mention: We Are GLBTQ, Derek Himeda, director

Best Short Film:
Pariah, Dee Rees, director

Honorable
Mention: My First Time Driving, Rebecca
Feldman, director

Most Innovative
Short Film: Salt, Campbell Farquhar, director

Honorable
Mention: Rock Pockets, Trevor Anderson,
director

Audience Awards

Favorite
Narrative Feature: Shelter, Jonah Markowitz,
director

Favorite
Documentary: Jerusalem Is Proud to Present,
Nitzan Gilady, director

Favorite Local
Film: Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat
City Roller Girls
, Lainy Bagwell and Lacey Leavitt,
directors

Favorite Boy
Short: A Trip to Prague, Neil Ira Needleman,
director

Favorite Girl
Short: Pariah, Dee Rees, director (The
Advocate
)

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