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|Out on Film: 2012 festival 'largest ever'|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:14|
Organizers behind Atlanta's annual LGBT film festival announced today this year's festival, held Oct. 4-11, was the largest in the event's 25 year history.
Festival Director Jim Farmer praised the Atlanta community and sponsors for a successful festival.
“‘More’ was the word for 2012 – more screenings, more visiting filmmakers, more days, more patrons,” Farmer said. “From the sold-out opening night screening of ‘Gayby’ to the packed house for ‘BearCity 2’ closing night, attendance was tremendous. Our attendance on Super Saturday – Oct. 6 – was a record, with crowds beginning at 11 a.m. in the morning through our late night screening of ‘I Want Your Love.’ Our VIP lounge next day at Apres Diem was also extremely popular. We thank Atlanta for that, as well as our sponsors for making it happen.”
Approximately 6,000 attendees caught one of the fest's flicks, more than twice the number from 2011, organizers said.
Leading films were “Bear City 2,” “Cloudburst,” “Love or Whatever,” “Gayby,” “Keep The Lights On,” “A Perfect Ending,” Men's Shorts, “I Want Your Love,” “Yossi” and “Naked As We Came.”
Out on Film also announced the 2012 award winners:
Audience Award winners for 2012
Best Overall Feature/Film: “Cloudburst” (Thom Fitzgerald)
Best Film: “Cloudburst” and “Gayby” (tie)
Top photo: Out on Film Festival Director Jim Farmer (left), seen here with his partner, Craig Hardesty (File photo)
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