Previous Winners of the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards


(2016)

The Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Awards
27th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Short Film ($250)
Vera Sjunnessonr for Infantile

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Feature Film ($500)
Deb Shoval for AWOL

Audience Awards – 27th Annual

Shorts:
TEAR JERKER directed by Amy Adler

Documentary Feature:
THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF ANGELA BOWEN directed by Jennifer Abod, Mary Duprey

Narrative Feature:
MILES directed by Nathan Adloff

Festival Jury Awards – 27th Annual

Shorts:
BALCONY directed by Toby Fell-Holden

Documentary Feature:
REAL BOY directed by Shaleece Haas, 2016
Runner Up: THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF ANGELA BOWEN directed by Jennifer Abod, 2016

Narrative Feature:
PARIS 05:59: THÉO & HUGO directed by Olivier Ducastel et Jacques Martineau, 2016
Runner Up: ARIANNA directed by Carlo Lavagna, 2015

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(2015)

The Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Awards
26th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Short Film ($250)
jEREMY aSHER lYNCH for Tomgirl

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Feature Film ($500)
Jay Dockendorf for Naz & Maalik

Audience Awards – 26th Annual

Shorts:
WEIRD IS WHO’S NOT WEIRD (Raro el que no es raro) directed by Christopher Carballo

Documentary Feature:
REEL IN THE CLOSET directed by Stu Maddux
SEED MONEY by Michael Stabile

Narrative Feature:
WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING by Catherine Stewart

Festival Jury Awards – 26th Annual

Shorts:
WEIRD IS WHO’S NOT WEIRD (Raro el que no es raro) directed by Christopher Carballo

Documentary Feature:
REEL IN THE CLOSET directed by Stu Maddux
SEED MONEY by Michael Stabile

Narrative Feature:
WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING by Catherine Stewart

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(2014)

The Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Awards
25th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Short Film ($250)
Vera Sjunnesson for Infantile

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Feature Film ($500)
Deb Shoval for AWOL

Audience Awards – 25th Annual

Shorts:
OUT SMART directed by Dawn Cobalt

Documentary Feature:
LETTER TO ANITA directed by Andrea Meyerson

Narrative Feature:
THE 10 YEAR PLAN directed by JC Calciano

Festival Jury Awards – 25th Annual

Shorts:
BLACK IS BLUE directed by Cheryl Dunye
Runners Up: OJOS QUE NO VEN directed by Patricia Ovando & DESNUDOS by Jose Antonio Cortes Amunárriz

Documentary Feature:
ALEX & ALI directed by Malachi Leopold
Runner Up: LETTER TO ANITA directed by Andrea Meyerson

Narrative Feature:
EASTERN BOYS directed by Robin Campillo
Runner Up: OPEN UP TO ME directed by Simo Halinen

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(2013)

The Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Awards
24th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Short Film ($250)
Rafael Aidar for THE PACKAGE (O PACOTE)

Alan Ira Dusowitz Emerging Filmmaker Award for a Feature Film ($500)
Chris Mason Johnson for TEST

Audience Awards – 24th Annual

Audience Award for Best Short
STOP CALLING ME HONEY BUNNY by Gabrielle Zilkha

Audience Award for Best Feature
REACHING FOR THE MOON by Bruno Barreto

Festival Jury Awards – 24th Annual

Women’s Shorts:
Winner – ANNALYN by Maria Eriksson
Runners Up – PERFORMING GIRL by Crescent Diamond & FIRST DATE by Janella Lacson

Men’s Shorts:
Winners (tie) – THE PACKAGE (O PACOTE) by Rafael Aidar & HOLDEN by Roque Madrid
Runner Up – DIK by Christopher Stollery

Documentary Feature:
Winner – GOD LOVES UGANDA by Roger Ross Williams
Runner Up – BRIDEGROOM by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Narrative Feature:
Winners (tie) – THE LAST MATCH (LA PARTIDA) by Antonio Hens (“Haunting story, raw and indelible acting and filmmaking.”) & MIA by Javier Van de Couter (“Deals with queerness in a direct way, atypical story with excellent acting.”)  Runner Up – OUT IN THE DARK by Michael Myers