Friday, October 22, 2010
Wow! This category was a nail biter. From my conversations with the audiences during the Festival, two documentary titles were being mentioned the most: Making the Boys and Holding Hands. So imagine my surprise when out of nowhere, Lost in the Crowd came within a hundredth of a point of winning the coveted title of Best Independent Documentary Feature at ImageOut 18. That screening went well and the Q&A with filmmaker Susi Graf was enlightening and inspiring. But in the end, Making the Boys captured the audience's hearts. Congratulations to filmmaker Crayton Robey for winning $750 worth of Kodak film stock and a special Certificate of Recognition from ImageOut. It took me 1.5 years to finally bring this movie to Rochester, but it was worth the wait. Here's how you voted for the documentary films.
(1) 4.83 Making the Boys (Documentary Centerpiece)
(2) 4.82 Lost in the Crowd
(3) 4.78 Holding Hands
(4) 4.70 Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender and the Murder of Fred Martinez
(5) 4.68 Word Is Out (Archive Night)
(6) 4.60 Out of Annapolis
(7) 4.51 Sex in an Epidemic
(8) 4.24 Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance
(9) 4.18 The Adonis Factor
As you can see, all of the films rated beyond "Good." It was a great year for documentary films at ImageOut 18.