LONG BEACH — Jury and audience award winners have been announced the 2018 QFilm Festival.
The festival, which launched in 1993, took place from September 6 to 9 at the Art Theatre and the neighboring Long Beach LGBTQ Center. More than 30 films were screened during the four-day event.
The annual film festival showcases features, documentaries, and short films.
Here are the winners.
JURY AWARD WINNERS
- Best Narrative Feature
“Wild Nights with Emily” — An irreverent comedy about famous poet Emily Dickinson, brought to vivid lesbian life by Molly Shannon.
- Best Documentary Feature
“Man Made” — Award-winning documentary on transgender bodybuilders.
- Best Director Feature
Ondi Timoner, “Mapplethorpe” — The story of controversial gay photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that stars Matt Smith (“Dr. Who” and ”The Crown”) in the title role.
- Best Screenplay Feature
Madeleine Olnek, “Wild Nights with Emily”
- Best Short Film
- Best Director, Short Film
Abraham Troen, “Finding Home” — Three stories of LGBTQ asylum seekers seeking refuge throughout Los Angeles.
- Best Screenplay, Short Film
Ben Okrent, “Edmund the Magnificent”
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS
- Best Feature Film
- Best Documentary
“Transmilitary” — Award-winning documentary about transgender service members who challenged the Pentagon.