The Inside Out 2SLGBTQ + film festival unveiled on Monday the winners of its 31st edition, which has just ended, by awarding its Audience Award for Narrative Feature to Ümit Ünal’s film Love, spells and all that and his best first feature film honored on Marley Morrison’s Sweetheart.
A total of 143 films, including 33 feature films and five episodic series, took place during the Ontario-based virtual festival which ran from May 27 to June 6, with a total of 70% of the films selected this year by directors / trans / non-binary.
Love, Spells focuses on the reunion 20 years later of two women separated from their families after a teenage love affair; one believes they have been reunited because she has cast a love spell on the other. Sweetheart is a comedy story about the coming of age of a socially awkward girl (Nell Barlow) forced to go on a family vacation only to find out after a chance encounter with a local lifeguard that she has a chance to fall in love with the first time.
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Other festival winners revealed today include Bobbi Jo Heart’s Fanny: The Right To Rock, which won the award for best Canadian feature film, and that of Alexander Liu A sexplanation which won the Audience Award for Feature Documentary.
The festival also declared that the project of Roberto Fatal Do digital curanderas use eggs in their limpias? won the annual “Pitch, Please” competition. They receive a $ 5,000 cash production grant sponsored by Netflix and a $ 10,000 in-kind package sponsored by Sim International, EP Canada, Bedtracks, Final Draft, Lewis Brinberg Hanet and Behind the Scenes Services.
Here is the full list of winners:
LOVE, SPELLS AND ALL THAT
Director, Ümit Ünal
Director, Alexander Liu
NOOR AND LAYLA
Director, Fawzia Mirza
Emerging Canadian artist
PITOC AND ICINAKOSIAN
Directors, Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé and Gerry Ottawa
Best Canadian Short Film
YOU WILL STILL BE HERE TOMORROW
Director, Michael Hanley
Best Canadian Feature Film
FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK
Director, Bobbi Jo Hart
Best first feature film
Director Marley Morrison