QFest Winners Announced23 Jul, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Philadelphia QFest ended its 15th year by premiering The Big Gay Musical and announcing the winners of its awards at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.
The twelve-day festival this year marked the emergence of a new name (it was formerly called the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) and the expansion of the festival’s screenings to more theaters.
QFest Jury Awards were given to Patrik 1,5 (Best Feature), Off and Running (Best Documentary), Nancy Kassim (First Time Director, Drool), Awakening (Best Short Film). Audience Awards were given to Hannah Free (Best Feature), Pop Star on Ice (Best Documentary) and Looking For… (Best Short Film).
Celebrities at the festivities included Johnny Weir, Sharon Gless, H.P. Mendozza, Mink Stole and Chad Allen. Gless received the Gay Icon Award at the screening of Hannah Free, in which she starred.
Congrats to all the winners!