Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Angel Award
The Angel Award recognizes an individual who has made unwavering contributions to the film festival.
This year, the MGLFF will present Michael Toomey with the 2013 Angel Award in recognition of his 10 years of service to the organization. In 2003, Michael began serving on the MGLFF Board of Directors in capacities such as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair. Michael has successfully guided the MGLFF through some difficult times and he continues to serve the festival with his vast experience and knowledge.
HBO LATIN AMERICA FILMMAKER AWARDS
We are proud to announce that HBO Latin America has joined us in recognizing the following filmmakers for their contributions to independent LGBT cinema in 2013.
The Ally Award recognizes Mr. James Franco for his contribution to LGBT film both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Through his contributions, Mr. Franco has helped the LGBT community in its struggle for equality while also questioning our own personal limitations on the use of sex and sexuality in film.
The Vanguard Award recognizes Mr. Travis Mathews as an innovative filmmaker who pushes the boundaries of conventional story telling and who is highly regarded among his peers. MGLFF applauds Mr. Mathews for his work and his commitment to his vision -- especially when others move to censor his voice and his artistic expression.
Rising Star Award
David W. Ross
The Rising Star Award recognizes Mr. David W. Ross as an artist with promising potential in filmmaking. Mr. Ross’ first length feature, “I Do,” is an incredibly clever and relevant film about gay marriage, the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) and how bi-national couples are affected by U.S. policy. Mr. Ross is a triple-threat rising star as he served multiple roles in "I Do" as writer, producer and lead actor.
Hometown Hero Award
The Hometown Hero Award recognizes Ms. Heather Winters as a Miami native filmmaker. MGLFF is excited to present Ms. Winters with this award since she is not only a homegrown talent, but also has focused on bringing Miami stories to the big screen with "Class Act" and now "TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro."
HBO Film Awards
HBO Film Awards, with cash prizing totaling $6,000, are offered to film submissions in
the following categories:
- Best Full Length Feature: Jury Selection - $1,500
- Best Documentary: Jury Selection- $1,500
- Best Short: Jury Selection- $500
- Full Length Feature: Audience Favorite Selection- $1,000
- Documentary: Audience Favorite Selection- $1,000
- Short: Audience Favorite Selection- $500