Audience Awards at Out Takes 2014

Reel Queer, organisers of Out Takes 2014: A Reel Queer Film Festival, congratulates the winners of the Audience Awards voted by Out Takes filmgoers for Best Feature (a tie!), Best Documentary and Best Narrative Short.

Best Feature - Tru Love

Laurels - Best Feature - Out Takes 2014

Alice and Tru in Tru Love

Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald directed Tru Love, a romantic Canadian feature film that was a big hit with audiences at Out Takes 2014.

Voters comments included: "Really enjoyed the narrative - the cinematography and setting was almost as beautiful."

Best Feature - Matterhorn

Laurels - Best Feature - Out Takes 2014

Dutch film Matterhorn, directed by Diederik Ebbinge was a deserving tie for Best Feature at Out Takes 2014.

Comments from a voter in the Audience Awards: "Matterhorn is an amazing film - original, rich and perfectly produced. Thanks for showing it."

Tru Love and Matterhorn both received 13% of the votes, with The Way He Looks a close second on 11%.

Best Documentary - Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

Laurels - Best Documentary - Out Takes 2014

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

Pratibha Parmar (USA)'s documentary Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth was one of the most successful films screened at Out Takes 2014.

Voters commented: "Inspirational!" and "Great subject and a great filmmaker!"

Codebreaker was a close runner up with 19% of votes to Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth's 21%.

Best Narrative Short - dik

Laurels - Best Narrative Short


Christopher Stollery of Australia directed this gem which delighted filmgoers at Out Takes. dik screened with Matterhorn.

dik got 35% of the votes with Daniël second (15%).

Voters had a lot to say about dik:

  • "Absolutely brilliant.  Deserves wider exposure.  The NZIFF really should pick this one up.  Perfect."
  • "Brilliant on all levels, haven't stopped thinking about it!"
  • "dik was just such an outright favourite. Just goes to show what happens when people are totally honest!!"
  • "dik was sooo funny."
  • "dik was truly outstanding - and an excellent programming choice."
  • "Hilarious.  Would have loved to see more of the shorts."
  • "Many [of the short films] were excellent. I have trouble in selecting the best. The thing about "dik" (Bike) was getting us to look at what really is someone saying and "Bombshell" was a favourite about standing up for rights! ... Love them."
  • "Outstanding, a must for all PPTAs. As memorable as the little kids outside the Awanui pub quite a few years ago."