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
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
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
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
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."