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Teddy Award in 2011 for Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Films from all sections of the Berlin International Film Festival, nearly all world premieres or international premieres, also compete this year for TEDDY AWARDS. On festive TEDDY AWARD GALA on the February 18th, 2011 in the main hall of the airport Tempelhof, with more than 3000 guests from art, culture, economy and politics are lent TEDDY AWARDS, by an international jury, under the chair Marcus Hu, Americas important American independant film distributor.TEDDY SPECIAL goes in 2011 to the South...

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EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

III International Side by Side Film Festival Starts!

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Russia’s only Lesbian and Gay film festival Side by Side kicked off at 19.30 on 15 October 2010 at cinema multiplex Varshavsky Express in St. Petersburg.The packed house and festive atmosphere in the cinema hall was both a joy and a surprise for the participants and organizers of Russia’s first and only LGBT film festival. As Manny de Guerre, festival founder, noted for the first time in three years since the founding of the festival this was the most the most celebratory-like opening of the...

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival coming soon

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Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Russia gains backing of Pedro Almodovar, Gus Van Sant and Ken Loach. Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival which will be held from 15 – 23 October, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has garnered the support of key figures from world cinema including Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, American director Gus Van Sant and British filmmaker Ken Loach. Underlining the festivals significance Ken Loach noted its importance in its contribution to the fight again...

Side by Side G&L Fest Tests Saint Petersburg’s Tolerance

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Side by Side Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Tests Saint Petersburg’s Tolerance Level for the Third Year Running. Russia’s only lesbian and gay film festival, Side by Side, is gearing up for its third season of films and discussions set to take place in the city of Saint Petersburg from the 15 – 23 October, 2010. Over the course of the nine festival days the Saint Petersburg audience will have the opportunity to see in the region of 40 films from all corners of the globe. The 2010 competit...

The Honorees at this year's Philadelphia QFest

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  The Honorees at this year's QFest are a talented and eclectic bunch. Please join us in celebrating 2010's cross-generational and multi-talented recipients for QFest's Artistic Achievement Awards.   Cheryl Dunye: Artistic Achievement Award in Directing     Friday, July 16, 2010 ...

SILVERDOCS Film In Focus: MAKING THE BOYS

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  Sometimes, it takes time passing for true worth to be revealed. Such is clearly the case with the controversial 1960s play THE BOYS IN THE BAND, which was the first drama to feature openly gay men in their natural habitat of downtown Manhattan. The play, by fledgling writer Mart Crowley, was a cultural watershed in 1968 when it opened in a tiny theater in New York’s West Village. It became not only a hit (running five years) but the first openly gay theatrical show (with openly gay w...

Italian whodunit GIDE in LOVE Reveals Dark Secret 50 years after

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True Story Italian Whodunit GIDE IN LOVE Reveals Dark Secret 50 years after 50 years after the disappearance of a young Sicilian boy purported to be French writer Andre Gide`s last love, Danielle Russo, a young journalist on the editorial staff of the Paris literary magazine Nouvelle Revue Littéraire, is sent to Sicily in 2000, to the elegant resort town of Taormina and finds herself embroiled in a complex labyrinth of shocking "truths" involving the literary set vacationing a...

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

QDoc: Portland's Queer Documentary Film Festival

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QDoc: Portland's Queer Documentary Film Festival June 3-6, 2010“It was likely the first time I experienced such a heightened communal emotional connection with other sexual minorities — perhaps in my life.” - Stephen Marc Beaudoin, JustOutPortland, OR – Featuring drag performers, yodeling lesbians, Le Tigre, William Burroughs, and more, QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival returns June 3-6, 2010 for it’s fourth year at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St., Port...

First Regional Side by Side LGBT Film Festivals held in Siberia: Support and Opposition

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  The Fight Goes On. Saint Petersburg LGBT Film Festival Side by Side assesses the Siberian leg of their 2010 tour of the Russian Federation.   In Novosibirsk the festival, running from the 15 - 18 April, visitors had the chance to see the best LGBT films from the 2009 Saint Petersburg programme, debate on topics related to homophobia, the rights of LGBT people in Russia and become acquainted with Lida Mikhailova's photo exhibition "Coming out of the Closet....

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards.

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  TLAgay.com (http://www.tlagay.com/), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009. The winners can be found here: http://www.tlaraw.com/smutties/a-4 Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by p...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards

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TLAgay.com (http://www.TLAgay.com), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009.The winners can be found here: http://www.tlagay.com/gaybies/a-2Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by poll of TLA customers and fans. ...

Side by Side LGBT International Film Fest receives prize from the Teddy Award Foundation during Berlinale

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  Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival receives prize from the Teddy Award Foundation at this years 60th Berlin International Film Festival.    The Teddy Award Foundation has awarded Russia's first annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) film festival Side by Side a monetary prize of 2000 Euros. The prize was awarded on the opening evening of the 24th Teddy Award by Klaus Mabel Aschenneller director of the Teddy Award Foundation in recognition of Side by Side'...

CineGLAAD at Sundance 2010

CineGLAAD may have not had their infamous "Queer Lounge" this year at Sundance, but that didn't stop the party from happening. They sent their message of anti-defamation with, I must say, a very happening soirée. The LGBT community and friends showed support with a great open bar, friendly faces and lots of dancing. By far, the GLAAD presence in Sundance is always the friendliest and most accepting.

Side By Side LGBT International Film Festival 2010 Submissions Open!

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Third Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival Accepting Submissions from 11th January – 30th June, 2010   The third annual Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, scheduled for the autumn between the 15 – 22 October, 2010, is currently accepting film and video submissions. The festival is looking for work of all genres, lengths and formats, including dramatic, documentary and experimental works, by, about and of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival 2010 - Call for Entries

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CALL FOR ENTRIESIt is time for Mumbai to celebrate with its own queer film festival : Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival to be held April 22nd – 25th, 2010.The festival, organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost, intends to showcase and support films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer themes, relevant to Indian and Indian Diaspora. It aims to provide filmmakers, artists, activists, media persons and audiences with a space to communicate, share diverse experiences an...

Reeling 2009: The 28th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival

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  Chicago, IL---Reeling 2009 wrapped up on November 15th, but there are still quite a few visiting filmmakers and talent in town this weekend, including: Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), who is starring in our Closing Night Film, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!! Evgeny Afineevsky,director of our Closing Night Film, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!! Ky Dickens (local director of our Documentary Centerpiece film, Fish Out of Water), who will als...

Philadelphia QFest announces honorees

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The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. They are - 2009 Gay Icon Award: Sharon Gless; the 2009 Rising Star Award: H.P. Mendoza; the 2009 Artistic Achievement Award: Chad Allen; and the 2009 Barbara Gittings Award: Dr. Dee Mosbacher. Each honoree will be present to accept his or her award at one of four special ceremonies during the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia QFest, July 9 – 20, 2009.Actress Sharon Gless will receive the Gay Icon Aw...

UK Film Opens New York Gay Film Festival

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In what has so far been a very wet beginning of the summer season, the month of June is heralding the start of the gay film festival season in the mecca cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In New York, the 21st edition of NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, had its gala opening last Thursday night at its new home in the heart of the city gay-centric Chelsea district, the School of Visual Arts Theater. Boasting the second largest screen in Ma...

European Views At New York Gay Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor New York audiences interested in a uniquely gay European point of view have several films to sample at the NewFest, New York's key gay and lesbian film festival event. The Festival obviously values this European perspective, having chosen a UK film as its Opening Night attraction. MR. RIGHT, written and directed by Jacqui Morris, was an audience pleaser as it unfolded its interlocking stories of a group of gay men and their &...

UK Film Opens New York Gay Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor In what has so far been a very wet beginning of the summer season, the month of June is heralding the start of the gay film festival season in the mecca cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In New York, the 21st edition of NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, had its gala opening last Thursday night at its new home in the heart of the city gay-centric Chelsea district, the Scho...
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