MiFo Awards

Best Full Length Feature:
Jury Selection


North American Premiere
Director: Chucho E. Quintero

Runner Up:

How to win at checkers (every time)
East Coast Premiere
Director: Josh Kim

Full Length Feature:
Audience Favorite Selection

Liz in September

Southeast Premiere
Director: Fina Torres

Runner Up:

U.S. Premiere
Director: Mikki del Monico

Best Documentary:
Jury Selection

Alex & Ali

Director: Malachi leopold

Runner Up:

Tab Hunter Confidential
Southeast Premiere
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Audience Favorite Selection

Tab Hunter Confidential

Southeast Premiere
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Runner Up:

Queers In The Kingdom
Director: Markie Hancock

Best Short:
Jury Selection

End of Season Sale

Director: Eli Glazer

Runner Up:

Notes From There
Director: Ann Prim

Audience Favorite Selection

What is Perfect?

Director: Dmitry Zhitov

Runner Up:

Director: Chloe Jury-Fogel

Documentary Features Jury

Brandon Deyette started producing in 1994 with AFN – Armed Forces Network. Since then, he’s gone on to work in Broadcast News, produced photo shoots, commercials, theatre, and video; written for theatre and commercials; and acted/modeled in national ads, commercials, films and equity theatre companies including the Regional Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Some of his clients include The Home Depot, Kohl’s, Target, JC Penney, Miami Gay Pride Festival, and Showtime.

He holds a BA in Theatre and BBA in Business Management from University of Georgia and an MA in Film from Georgia State University. He is the resident Producer at Route 7 Productions.

Andrea Krauss has been in the film industry for more than fifteen years. She has been with the Distributions and Acquisitions division of Here Media/Regent Entertainment for seven years, bringing her unique visual sensitivity, strong analytical skills, and cultural awareness to the company by screening and evaluating submissions for potential acquisition. She has also been instrumental in coordinating domestic and international film festivals for all of Here/Regent Films theatrical titles including the Academy Award® winning film Departures.

Proud producer of Dalila Ali Rajah’s (Cherry Bomb, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty/Tough) short film Secret & Toys with Quentin Lee (Chink, White Frog and The People I’ve Slept With) directing, the film is currently making the festival rounds.

Robert Rosenberg is the founding Director of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, one of the Emmy Award winning filmmakers of the seminal gay documentary Before Stonewall, and most recently the Founding Director of one of South Florida's most successful alternative venues, The Coral Gables Art Cinema. He is currently an arts and media consultant wearing many hats.

Narrative Features Jury

Joseph Cook is a resident of Tampa, Florida and a professor at Polk State College where he lectures in sociology and film studies. Cook is also the former Program Director of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, as well as a former film curator for the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image (also in Tampa) and the MondoHomo festival (in Atlanta).

Michael Gamilla is the Programming Director of ImageOut, the Rochester LGBT Film Festival in Upstate New York. His love for movies and desire to serve the LGBT community have fueled his passion to volunteer for the Film Festival for the last thirteen years. He has served on the international juries of the Teddy Awards in Berlinale, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival, and the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival.

Richard Ross has been working in Independent Film for over 25 years in Sales, Marketing and Acquisition for companies such as Triboro Entertainment, Unapix/A-Pix, Spartan Entertainment, Republic Pictures, and TLA Releasing. In 2009, he co-founded Breaking Glass Pictures, with his Business partner Richard Wolff. They have produced two films, Into the Lion’s Den and The Falls 2 and have released over 250 films since their inception.

MGLFF Film Awards

MGLFF Film Awards, with cash prizing totaling $2,200, are offered to film submissions in the following categories:

  • Best Full Length Feature: Jury Selection - $500 + Trophy
  • Best Documentary: Jury Selection - $400 + Trophy
  • Best Short: Jury Selection - $200 + Trophy
  • Full Length Feature: Audience Favorite Selection - $500 + Trophy
  • Documentary: Audience Favorite Selection - $400 + Trophy
  • Short: Audience Favorite Selection - $200 + Trophy