By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz May 6, 2011 at 9:30AM
The Queer Palm is awarded by a jury of journalists and organizers of LGBT film festivals which rewards a movie for its artistic qualities and its treatments about gay, lesbian, bi or trans and gender questions. Gregg Araki’s Kaboom was the first movie awarded in 2010. The Queer Palm is a collaborative project and everyone can participate and win gifts and invitations for the awards ceremony in Cannes on ulule.com/queer-palm until May, 15th. Awards Night takes place Saturday, May 21 at 6PM on the Cherie at Cheri Beach. Entry by festival badge or by invitation.
See below the jump for films and many events around this!
See the blog Movie On for more information. Meanwhile here is some quick info on events and the films:
These are the films to be considered for the award during the second edition of the Queer Palm.
Busong (Palawan Fate), Auraeus Solito, Philippines PROD: Solito
Chatrak (Mushrooms), Vimukthi Jayasundara, India and France ISA: EastWest
Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes, Jérôme de Missolz, France and Belgium. ISA: Memento
La Guerre est déclarée, Valérie Donzelli ♀ , France (maybe with lesbian interest??!!)
La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Pedro Almodóvar, Spain. ISA: FilmNation
My Little Princess, Eva Ionesco ♀ , France. ISA: Urban Nation
Skoonheid, Olivier Hermanus, South Africa, France and Germany (gay interest) ISA: MK2
Snowtown, Justin Kurzel, Australia ISA: Protagonist
Walk away Renée, Jonathan Caouette, USA, France and Belgium ISA: Wild Bunch
Also considering O Abismo Pratedo by Karim Aïnouz, Brazil but may not be eligible. Also in the selection a film from the independent cinema selection (L’Acid): Gatos Viejos (Old Cats) ISA: Elephant Eye, Sebastian Silva and Pedro Peirano, Chile which is with lesbian interest!!!
To read about each movie you have to open the complete guide and browse it; guide is available here in French and English, but be careful as the English version has several mistakes.
(Per Sydney: I guess this will not qualify, because it is in the Market and not in the Festival, but it caught my attention. And it's Latino too! And directed by a woman!)
Queer Pet Adventures, Véronique Courtois ♀ , U.S., ISA: M-Appeal
Juan, a gorgeous Latino with his sexy little chihuahua, Salsa; and Katy, the soft butch Asian with her resourceful Siamese cat, are off to a series of adventures featuring images that are dear to the LGBT community.
President: Elisabeth Quin, Journalist/writer, France
Marie Comant, Journalist, France
Gerard Lefort, Film critic, France
Thomas Abeltshauser, Journalist/film critic, Germany
Fred Arends, Pink Screens Film Festival programmer/journalist/film critic, Belgium
Esther Cuénot, Co founder of Quinzaine de cinema LGBT or Cinemarges Festival, France
Roberto Schinardi, Journalist/film critic, Italy
QUEER PALM 2011’s RENDEZ-VOUS,
LGBT & QUEER CANNES FILM FESTIVAL’S AWARD
EVERY EVENING, FROM 11th TO 22nd MAY, FROM 6 PM: «HAPPY QUEER»
On the terrace of the P’Ti Bar, 13, rue des Frères Pradignac.
Only place to buy official «Queer Palm 2011» t-shirts and badges.
THURSDAY 12th MAY AT 11AM ON THE CHERIE, CHERI BEACH
MEETING WITH THE JURY : Elisabeth Quin (Paris Première), Présidente du jury, Marie Colmant (Canal+) et de Gérard Lefort (Libération), Thomas Abeltshauser (Männer, Winq, Vanity Fair, Die Welt), Roberto Schinardi (Pride, Gay.it, Il Manifesto), Fred Arends (Festival Pink Screens / Bruxelles) et Esther Cuénot (Festival Cinémarges / Bordeaux).
TUESDAY 17th MAY AT 11 AM and 11.30 PM / « ART AFFAIR » AT THE CARLTON
For the International Day against Homophobia, Queer Palm stands up and proposes two screenings of the Julie Gali’s documentary : ILLEGAL LOVE in the presence of the director. Open to all and free screenings.
TUESDAY 17th MAY AT 2.30 PM ON THE CHERIE, CHERI BEACH
PRESS JUNKET WITH JULIE GALI, director of Illegal Love
SATURDAY 21st MAY AT 6 PM ON THE CHERIE, CHERI BEACH
AWARD CEREMONY OF THE QUEER PALM 2011
(Entrance on festival badge or invitation)
LE SAMEDI 21 MAI A MINUIT AU CLUB DADADA
CLOSING NIGHT OF THE QUEER PALM 2011
Private Cocktail at 11 PM (Exclusively on invitation)
Public opening at midnight (Presale at the P’ti Bar every evening from 6 PM)
Press Requests :
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