image+nation XXII Announces Winners

by andy lauer
November 2, 2009 4:21 AM
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image+nation, Canada's largest LGBT film festival, wrapped this Saturday in Montreal with a screening of closing night film, "Drool." The festival's jury also unveiled the winners, as follows:

Grand Jury Prize - Best Feature Film
"Soundless Wind Chime" (Hung Wing Kit, China/Switzerland)

Jury Prize - Best Documentary
"Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride" (Bob Christie, Canada)

Jury Prize - Best Short Film
"James" (Connor Clemments, Northern Ireland)

Short Film - Special Jury Mention
"Cowboy" (Til Kleinert, Germany)

20+20 Visionary Award - Feature Flm
"Donne-moi la main" (Pascal-Alex Vincent, France)

20+20 Visionary Award - Special Mention
"Maggots and Men" (Cary Crowenwell, U.S.A.)

20+20 Visionary Award - Short Film
"Ceci n'est pas une drag queen" (Olivier Lessard, Canada)

Audience Choice Award - Feature Film
"Drool" (Nancy Kissam, U.S.A.) and "Hannah Free" (Wendy-Jo Carlton, U.S.A.) (tie)

Audience Choice Award - Documentary
"Ferron: Girl on a Road" (Gerry Rogers, Canada)

Audience Choice Award - Short Film
"Falling for Caroline" (Christine Chew, Canada)

Also this year, the festival saw the launch of Queerement Quebec, which according to the festival, is a "web-based initiative that gives all Quebecers – especially those living outside of Montreal – the opportunity to screen the homegrown shorts presented during the festival. This evolving project is a reflection of the myriad perspectives and viewpoints of those who live as members of the LGBT community in a contemporary Quebec society." [Andy Lauer]

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