Announcing the list of movies awarded at the 27th Torino GLBT Film Festival, which run April 19-25, 2012 in Torino, Italy.
Torino GLBT Film Festival official awards:
- Best Feature Movie: A Novela das 8 by Odilon Rocha (BRASIL)
- Best Documentary: Trans by Chris Arnold (US)
- Best Short Movie: The Lesson by Paul Metz (JAPAN)
Torino GLBT Film Festival public awards:
- Best Feature Movie: Parada (The Parade) by Sr?jan Dragojevi? (SLOVENIA, SERBIA, CROATIA, MACEDONIA)
- Best Documentary: Call Me Kuchu by Katherine Fairfax Wright – Malika Zouhali-Worrall (US)
- Best Short Movie: Tsuyako by Mitsuyo Miyazaki (JAPAN)
Torino GLBT Film Festival QUEER AWARD:
(“Queer Award” was set up this year. It is granted to the film that by language and sensitivity has captured most effectively the reality of young people. The prize is awarded by a jury composed of students of the IED – European Institute of Design)
- Mosquita y Mari by Aurora Guerrero (US)
During its 27th edition, the Festival presented several premieres and special events, and hosted around 50 guests from all over the world. It registered a growing participation in terms of public, with several screenings being sold out. The Facebook page counts now 4,500 fans, and the Festival’s official trailer received over 30,000 views on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cz7TBudoxA).
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Born as a small and daring film show in 1986, it is now organized under the auspices of Turin’s National Museum of Cinema and its fame has been constantly growing, attracting more than 40,000 spectators every year.
The Festival generally presents over 100 titles spread across its different sections, from competition selections to retrospectives, tributes, special events and thematic forums revolving around the GLBT world. Throughout its twenty-six editions the event has hosted great artists like Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Kenneth Anger, Gregg Araki, Epstein&Friedman, James Ivory, Claudia Cardinale, Eytan Fox, Derek Jarman and Christophe Honor?.
This year the Festival hosted several world and European premieres, such as the Enrique Pineda Barnet’s (Cuba) Verde Verde (Engl. Green Green), the first movie to be promoted by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts after Fresa y Chocolate. We screened also Matthew Bourne‘s 3D film based on his ballet Swan Lake. The British dancer and choreographer was our guest of honour during the manifestation.
Further titles on screen were Parada (engl. The Parade) by Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia) ? awarded at Berlinale 2012 ? and Oliver Hermanus’ Beauty, which South Africa had proposed as official candidate to the Oscar race.
Alongside the competition selections, the programme presented ?The Last Tabu?, a focus dedicated to the burning issue of sports and homosexuality, as well as ?Forever Young?, a series of movies made by young directors investigating homosexuality in adolescence. The very same spirit of this section animated also the brand new ?Queer Award?, a prize for the film that by language and sensitivity has captured most effectively the reality of young people.
With the section ?Lesbian Romance?, the Festival intended to explore the world of women and love through the eyes of eight directors, while ?Happy Old Gays? was a selection of titles dealing with homosexuality and aging, meant to investigate an under-represented age group in gay-themed cinema.
The Festival also ideally rallied to the “Day of Silence” on April 20th, with the event ?Bullyism: Hitting the Target?, organized in collaboration with Egma (European Gay and Lesbian Managers Association) and GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). In this occasion the Festival screened both the short film Man in the Mirror, by Joel Schumacher (also director of Batman Forever and Falling Down), and Private Romeo, by Alan Brown (US), a feature film about homophobia in a military academy that, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, recounts a love affair between two cadets.