Blue Is the Warmest Colour - Thank you!
Thank you everyone who attended the special fundraising screening of BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR at Penthouse Cinema, 205 Ohiro Road, Brooklyn on Thursday, 13 February. We raised around $1200 to go towards supporting lesbian filmmaking in New Zealand!
Submissions now open for Out Takes 2014
Submissions for 2014
Deadline for Submissions:
1 March 2014
Programming decisions will be finalised by 15 March. Every effort will be made to contact you by 31 March.
Confirmed dates for the Festival:
Thu 22 May – Mon 2 June AUCKLAND
Thu 29 May – Wed 11 June WELLINGTON
Thu 12 - Sun 15 June CHRISTCHURCH
Let us know if your film is only available for some of the festival as we may be able to make programming decisions to accommodate this.
Audience Award Winners
We're delighted to announce the winners of the Audience Awards as voted by Out Takes filmgoers.
Reel Queer, organisers of Out Takes 2013: congratulates filmmakers Michael Mayer, Maria Bock and Jeffrey Schwartz.
Best Feature Film - Out in the Dark
Dir: Michael Mayer, Israel, 2012, 96mins, Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles
Some of the comments from people who voted for Out in the Dark:
- "A totally wonderful movie. It stayed with me for a few days and I still reflect back..."
- "Powerfully acted, brilliantly paced, a simple story in a desperately complex setting."
- "Stand out movie of the festival and I know I am not alone. Stunning, keeps up the interest and harrowing."
- "Stunning, moving, loving and beautiful."
Five Dances and With Every Heartbeat were next in the running.
Best Short Narrative Film - Bald Guy
Dir: Maria Bock, Norway, 2011, 12mins, Norwegian with English subtitles
- "A very funny and original musical."
Best Documentary - I Am Divine
Dir: Jeffrey Schwartz, USA, 2012, 86mins
Comments from voters:
- "Brilliant documentary of an iconic queer hero."
- "Made me smile and laugh."
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