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Queer Palm: Cannes Film Fest Gets First (Unofficial) LGBT Award

The Cannes Film Festival is getting its first LGBT award:

Queerpalm"Cannes is getting its first (unofficial) GLBT award. Following on awards such as the Teddy at Berlin and the Queer Lion at Venice, an independent group is establishing the Queer Palm. The first Queer Palm, recognising a film for its contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender themes, will be handed out May 22. The films will be drawn from all Cannes sections: Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, Critics’ Week, and Director’s Fortnight. French directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau are patrons of the award."

Here is the website for the Queer Palm award.

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  1. Congratulations to all the Gay filmmakers who worked so hard to marginalize their own films. That work has paid off! What the Hell is a "Queer" Palm supposed to be, anyway?

    Before he died, Gay film historian Vito Russo expressed a desire for Gay content to be fully integrated into mainstream film. This development would not please him.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | May 5, 2010 3:04:33 PM


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