QFilm Fest 2015 Attendance in Long Beach Breaks Records, Jury Award Recipients Announced • Long Beach Post

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The 2015 Long Beach QFilm Festival has sadly come to a close, but not without the announcement of Jury Awards and the first-time Audience Awards. Executive Director of The LGBTQ Center Long Beach, Porter Gilberg told the Post this year’s festival was their most successful to date.

“We welcomed dozens of filmmakers, cast, and crew and attendance broke records,” he said, calling the community response “simply astounding.” 

“The Center looks forward to crunching the final numbers and getting ready to plan for our 2016 festival. With the support of our community, our fabulous sponsors, and the best and brightest LGBTQ filmmakers we know 2016 will also be one for the record books,” said Gilberg. 

And the awards go to:

AUDIENCE AWARDS
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
BFFs

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Clambake

JURY AWARDS
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Upstairs Inferno

BEST SHORT FILM
Morning Announcements

BEST DIRECTOR-SHORT FILM
Kate Lefoe, Plunge

BEST DIRECTOR-FEATURE FILM
Catherine Stewart, While You Weren’t Looking

BEST DIRECTOR-DOCUMENTARY
Jeffrey Schwarz, Tab Hunter Confidential

BEST SCREENPLAY-SHORT FILM
Attie Albertus, Laurent Boileau, Pierre Coré, Lady of the Night

BEST SCREENPLAY-FEATURE
Michelle Ehlen, S&M Sally

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS
Best Documentary Short: First Clue
Emerging Talent: Joey Kuhn, writer-director of Those People

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her on Twitter and Instagram @theasiamorris and via email at [email protected]

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