Asheville Qfest's 2012 Winners!
Best Picture: Gayby
Best Actor: Thure Lindhardt, Keep the Lights On
Best Actress: (tie) Olympia Dukakis, Cloudburst; Jenn Harris, Gayby Best Supporting Actor: Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On
Best Supporting Actress: Brenda Fricker, Cloudburst Best Cinematography: Celine Bozon, Let My People Go
Best Documentary: Vito Best Short: The Maiden and the Princess
Best Editing: Philip Harrison, Vito
Best Director: Eytan Fox, Yossi
Special Jury Award: I Stand Corrected
Audacious Filmmaking Award: Travis Mathews, I Want Your Love
Thank you, Qfest jury!
Gaston Pictures and The Fine Arts Theatre proudly present:
Qfest—Asheville's only LGBTQ international film festival—is back for a second year at the Fine Arts Theatre, and the films we are screening this year are truly phenomenal. Read more about this year's films!
Qfest Is About Good Filmmaking. Period.
If you love independent films, then this film festival is for you. The films that we screen at Qfest just happen to center around gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer characters, but the stories are human stories. They are films about love, films about self, films about adversity, and films about success.
Qfest Is About Diversity
Good filmmaking transports us into another reality, another world. Good filmmaking brings us together through a shared experience. Good filmmaking shows us the story of our lives through different eyes. Good filmmaking makes us feel something. Good filmmaking removes us from our world for a moment and allows us to experience the world through someone else's eyes.
The Importance of Independent Film
Filmmaking is an industry as much as it is an art, and the commercialization of this industry makes it harder for independent filmmakers to produce and distribute their films. Studios love to churn out big budget movies with explosions, but at the end of the day, what makes film so special is the ability to tell a story that feels immersive. This is why we started Qfest: to bring the independent films to more screens, expose these films to more people, and enrich all of our lives with powerful stories.
|Friends And Allies|
|Frame & Mirror, Hairspray/Metropolis, Edna's of Asheville|
|Asheville Art Museum, Asheville Cinema Society, Asheville Community Theatre, Chai Pani, Hip Replacements, Izzy's Coffee Den, Lola Salon, NC Stage Company, Go Local, Sheville.org, The Hop|