Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport


This video was created by THE FAIR GAMES PROJECT with funds raised independently via indiegogo.com. It is meant to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and a gesture of support for Athlete Ally, LGBT advocates in Russia, and the Russia Freedom Fund. Berserk was the sole entity behind the project's creation.

Director / Producer / Editor - Michael Rohrbaugh // www.michaelrohrbaugh.com // @MPRohrbaugh
Executive Producer / Producer - Chris Svoboda
Executive Producer - Louis Venezia - www.pilotnyc.com
Associate Producers - James Aries Wolcott, Adam Mutchler, and Hugo Rojas
Director of Photography - Dave Myrick
Music by - King avriel

SXSW 2014...

The LGBT offerings @ SWSX...

The Dog - During the summer of 1972, John Wojtowicz robbed a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover’s gender reassignment surgery. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because the incident was later turned into a movie with Al Pacino called Dog Day Afternoon. Now you can hear Wojtowicz's story “in his own unique, offensive, hilarious and heartbreaking way.”

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Filmmaker Brunch - The southwest’s oldest and largest LGBTQI film festival holds an excellent brunch with its usual mix of opinionated organizers, charming schmoozers and good-lookin’ folks. Mimosas anyone? Kindly RSVP.

EASY - Openly gay director Daniel Laabs presents the world premiere of his dramatic narrative short about two brothers, one on the verge of adulthood, the other on the verge on adolesence.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz - A documentary examining the legacy of the bisexual Reddit co-founder who committed suicide at age 26 amid a two-year legal battle involving free access to digital information.

LADY VALOR: The Kristin Beck Story - You may remember Kristin Beck, the former Navy Seal who came out as trans in her book Warrior Princess and later called convicted transgender Wikileaker Private Chelsea Manning “a traitor to me personally.” She’s now in a documentary discussing her own transformative journey.

Ukraine Is Not A Brothel - The Ukrainian "sextremist" feminist group FEMEN has dedicated itself to "fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations - sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion." But how can these women beat sex trafficking while using their own sexual bodies as a protest? Director Kitty Green goes inside FEMEN to untangle the seeming contradictions.

David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes) - A quick look at iconic, gay British artist — a man whose iPhone still life paintings recently appeared in New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Stage Fright - Becoming a Broadway diva isn't all it's cracked up to be; especially when someone cracks up and starts murdering people left and right. Will starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson make it past the final curtain call or will she be  lethally cut from the cast?

Premature - This teenage comedy about an ambitious young man reliving the same day over and over again has a plot similar to Groundhog Day. Only, instead of an alarm clock playing Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe," he wakes up he instant he prematurely climaxes from a handjob. (WARNING: trailer above NSFWish)

The Case Against 8 - Five years in the making, The Case Against 8 follows two same-sex couples at the heart of California’s gay marriage battle and looks behind-the-scenes at the lives and legal issues surrounding the infamous anti-gay law known as Proposition 8.

Unicorn Council - A stop-motion animated short about sassy space unicorns that save a city from an evil man-eating cat. Oh yes.

Chef - Bisexual actor John Leguizamo appears in this culinary drama about a celebrated chef who tries business on his own as a food-trucker after being fired from a hoity-toity restaurant.

Best of British...@ Iris 2014...

IrisBBSThe Iris Prize, held every autumn in Cardiff, is a great showcase for LGBT short films from around the world. However this year they have announced plans for a new strand to celebrate the Best of British.

The new strand will screen up to 10 of the best short films produced by filmmakers in Britain over the past 24 months. The films will be judged by an independent British Jury who will present the winning film with the Iris Prize Best British Short Award.

“British films have always been well received at the Iris Prize Film Festival and we are delighted to be screening more British shorts this year. This new development will also allow Iris to have a closer relationship with more local film makers,” said Festival Chair Andrew Pierce.

“The Iris Prize has a well-established track record for celebrating international talent having presented the Prize to film makers from the US, Israel, Germany, Norway, Brazil and two from Australia. However as we grow there is an expectation for us to do more! This is what we are doing by launching the Best British Short Award!” he added.

More details about the Best British Short prize will be announced at a drinks reception in London to co-inside with the closing weekend of BFI Flare on 29 March 2014.

If you’ve got a film you’d like to submit (whether you’re a British filmmaker or not), here are some of the key dates for this year’s fest:

  • • The submissions process is open and film makers can submit here: LINK
    • The closing date for submissions is Friday 4th July 2014.
    • All films submitted for the Best British Short will also be considered for the main Iris Prize.
    • The Best of British jury will be independent of the International Jury who will be responsible for the main Iris Prize.
    • The winner will be announced during the Iris Awards on Sunday 12th October 2014.

BFI Flare 2014...

BFI FlareAt a public launch event, the BFI has announced BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival as the new name for its long running London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Reinforcing its commitment to making the best contemporary and archive LGBT cinema available to wider audiences across the UK, the BFI also launches a BFI Flare collection on its VOD platform BFI Player and a monthly screening programme at the BFI Southbank. The full programme for its 28th edition of the film festival (20th March – 30th March 2014) supported by Principal Sponsor, Accenture was also unveiled.

Clare Stewart, BFI Head of Cinemas and Festivals announced the new name saying, “After extensive consultation with our audiences in 2013, we have renamed the Festival to reflect the increasing diversity of the programme and the people who identify with and embrace it. BFI Flare is inclusive and welcoming to all audiences and it also has a conceptual richness suggesting the light of a cinema projector or a beacon and the spark of an idea, moving forward and growing outward.”.

Speaking of the BFI Player’s first LGBT collection, Stewart said: “This festival has long been bursting at the seams with great films and our new platform allows us to offer access to more people in London and across the UK. We are proud to be introducing the BFI Flare identity across our Festival, BFI Southbank programme and BFI Player, bringing even greater visibility to queer cinema and expanding the access for LGBT-interested audiences.”

LiltingThe Opening Night film will be the European Premiere of Hong Khaou’s Lilting, which opened the World Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Peter Bowles in a love story, a tale of culture clash and miscommunication, which is also a lyrical engagement with the effects of sudden loss, on loved ones and their close family. It was produced as part of Film London’s Microwave scheme.

 The Festival closes with Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays which won a Best Director Award at Sundance and also screened as part of the official selection at the Berlin Film Festival where it was awarded a Crystal Bear. Shot on 52 consecutive Tuesdays over the course of a year, the film follows a teenager’s struggle to come to terms with her mother’s transition from female to male.

The Accenture Gala is The Last Match, a powerful and compelling story of two young men set in Havana, Cuba, who grapple with life and love, in a tale of economic desperation and sexual awakening.

The festival will include over 50 features from the UK, USA, Australia, Cuba, Spain, Canada, Slovenja, Denmark, Croatia, Brazil, Switzerland, Nepal, France, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Mexico, Poland, Nigeria and India. Additionally, this year’s festival includes an expanded programme of industry events to help develop and support LGBT filmmaking talent, with support from Creative Skillset and other partners.

The festival’s films are grouped into themed sections as follows:

Hearts – films about love, romance and friendship

This section showcases a rich crop of dramatic features including upbeat American high school comedy G.B.F. which explores the comic implications of the outing of a male student who becomes the darling of the reigning prom queens but loses sight of who his real friends are, and features a great cameo by Megan Mullally as an over-supportive pro-gay mother.

C.O.G.C.O.G. is the first film adaptation of a work by David Sedaris, and this road movie meets student journey of self-discovery will not disappoint his many fans. Returning festival favourite Marco Berger brings Hawaii, a beautiful and subtle film of two childhood friends who unexpectedly become re-acquainted as adults. Dappled sun-light and dreamy nostalgia feature strongly in Last Summer, a film about two teenage friends facing up to losing each other as one is about to head off to college. Memories of the 1980s and a great period soundtrack feature strongly in Test, an account of the trials of a young male dancer learning big lessons about love and life in San Francisco in 1985 before mobile phones.

Dual is a charming story of an encounter between a lost tourist and a female bus driver late one night on the way from the airport.Reaching for the Moon Reaching for the Moon is a powerful account of a famous novelist and her architect lover in Rio de Janeiro whose lives encompass dramatic highs and lows, both professionally and personally. 
Twenty years on from his death we feature a screening of a never-before-seen experimental work by Derek Jarman, Will You Dance with Me?, filmed as a test for Ron Peck’s Empire State. Derek roams around Benjy’s nightclub in 1984 among an invited group of club patrons which includes actor Philip Williamson and a cast of regulars.

Recent events in India will not prevent us celebrating some of the queerest things in Indian culture with rare big screen outings for Pakeezah (1972) and Mughal-e-Azam (1960), while Dr Rajinder Dudrah gives a talk on Bollywood – LGBT Style: Queer Readings of Popular Hindi Cinema and Club Kali hosts a big themed party too.

Bodies – stories of sex, identity and transformation

ConcussionExec produced by Rose Troche and directed by Stacie Passion, Concussion is a bold drama about a well-heeled lesbian wife and parent who discovers a new way to deal with suburban ennui. Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? is a genuinely hilarious new comedy from Anna Margarita Albelo starring Guinevere Turner and the director herself plays a 40-year-old bohemian lesbian who is forced to make a film in order to follow through on a dating stratagem. 

GerontophiliaBruce LaBruce remains a deliciously subversive filmmaker, his latest Gerontophilia world premiered at Venice and charmed audiences with an account of a young man working at a care home with a passion for much older men, cocking a snook at the youth cult of contemporary life. The Passion of Michaelangelo is a fascinating  re-imagining of a true story of an alleged teenage prophet whose visions of the Virgin galvanised the Chilean masses, but the inside story reveals sex, politics and deceit on a grand scale. I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole is a documentary about a pioneering pornographer (Boys in the Sand) whose fascinating life took in performing with the Ballets Russe, Broadway, pop art, and much more.

Age of Consent was inspired by a screening at last year’s festival. This access-all-areas documentary by Charles Lum and Todd Verow features the inside story of The Hoist, London’s only permanent fixture leather bar, what goes on there, its patrons and how its story reflects on the wider gay culture. Some scenes of a sexual nature.

Programmer Michael Blyth dissects the fascinating homo-erotics of gay horror films with a talk Queer Eye for the Dead Guy: A brief history of LGBT horror plus four of the best on the big screen: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part II: Freddy’s Revenge, The Lost Boys, Fright Night and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker.

Programmer Emma Smart, inspired by the global phenomenon that is Orange Is the New Black, gives an illustrated lecture entitled We Love Caged Lesbians, followed by a rare screening of the 1949 classic, Caged, with lesbian subtexts a-plenty. And enjoy a special Caged Lesbians Afterparty in the Blue Room.

Minds – reflections on art, politics and community

Big JoyHighlights include a very strong range of documentaries: The Abominable Crime covers the lives of a lesbian survivor of a murder attempt and a male gay activist under threat in Jamaica, while Born This Way (presented in association with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival) is an exploration of brave initiatives in campaigning for gay rights in the Cameroon. The Abominable Laws is a discussion event which will focus on the appalling legal situation for many LGBT people around the globe. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton is an insightful portrait of a poet and experimental filmmaker whose art and life culminated in 25 years of love with a younger partner.

ContinentalBridegroom is a poignant celebration of the life that two young gay men had before a sudden death, when the survivor was brutually snubbed by his boyfriend’s family. Continental is a great documentary about a former early 1970s, New York landmark, gay bath-house which launched the careers of Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Frankie Knuckles and more. Valentine Road is a heart-breaking study of the murder of young gay high school student. My Prairie Home is a celebration of the life and music of the much-loved genderqueer Rae Spoon, while Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger is an inspiring look at another gender outlaw.

Special events

Filmmaker Allyson Mitchell will have a lesbian-feminist art installation at BFI Southbank for the duration of the festival: Killjoy’s Kastle is a haunted house style encounter with the horrors of political division and community politics. Allyson will also give a talk about her work as a filmmaker and artist.

Archivist and DJ Jeffrey Hinton opens up his personal archive to explore the history of clubland drag in Life’s a Drag (a celebration) followed by a rare screening of The Alternative Miss World (1980) (Andrew Logan hopes to attend). Stephen Beresford talks Pride in an on-stage interview with the writer of one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2014, a major new film called Pride, a drama which uncovers the remarkable true story of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners movement in 1984. BFI Flare family fun has a morning screening of a family favourite The Muppet Movie. We will have our ever-popular Late Night DJs in the bar on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival too.

Confirmed filmmakers attending

Special festival guests will include Hong Khaou, Sophie Hyde, Antonio Hens, Malcolm Ingram, Anna-Margarita Albelo, Darren Stein, Charles Lum and Todd Verow and many more.


The 2013 edition of the festival took place over 11 days and enjoyed an extraordinary audience response with 22,000 attendances, an increase of 1,000 on the 2012 festival, across 130 programmes of screenings and events.

Led by BFI Head of Cinemas and Festivals, Clare Stewart, and BFI Deputy Head of Festivals Tricia Tuttle, the festival is programmed by a team of five programmers Brian Robinson, Emma Smart, Jason Barker, Michael Blyth and Nazmia Jamal.

BAFTA Winners 2014

Bafta2014 BAFTA Winners



  • 12 Years a Slave, Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
  • American Hustle, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
  • Captain Phillips, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
  • Philomena, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward


  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
  • Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson
  • Philomena, Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope
  • Rush, Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan
  • Saving Mr Banks, John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue
  • The Selfish Giant, Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan


  • Colin Carberry (Writer), Glenn Patterson (Writer) for Good Vibrations
  • Kelly Marcel (Writer) for Saving Mr Banks
  • Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) for Kelly + Victor
  • Paul Wright (Director/Writer), Polly Stokes (Producer) for For Those in Peril
  • Scott Graham (Director/Writer) for Shell


  • The Act Of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
  • The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima Metro Manila Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier, Wadjda Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul


  • The Act Of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer
  • The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney
  • Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Tim’s Vermeer, Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
  • We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks, Alex Gibney


  • Despicable Me 2, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
  • Frozen, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Monsters, University Dan Scanlon


  • 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen
  • American Hustle, David O. Russell
  • Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón
  • The Wolf Of Wall, Street Martin Scorsese


  • American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
  • Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Nebraska, Bob Nelson


  • 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley
  • Behind The Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese
  • Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
  • Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street, Terence Winter


  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Leonardo Dicaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips


  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity


  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave


  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
  • Oprah Winfrey, The Butler
  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine


  • 12 Years A Slave, Hans Zimmer
  • The Book Thief, John Williams
  • Captain Phillips, Henry Jackman
  • Gravity, Steven Price
  • Saving Mr Banks, Thomas Newman


  • 12 Years A Slave, Sean Bobbitt
  • Captain Phillips, Barry Ackroyd
  • Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
  • Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael


  • 12 Years A Slave, Joe Walker
  • Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
  • Gravity Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
  • Rush Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street, Thelma Schoonmaker


  • 12 Years A Slave, Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
  • American Hustle, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  • Behind The Candelabra, Howard Cummings
  • Gravity, Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard
  • The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn


  • American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
  • Behind The Candelabra, Ellen Mirojnick
  • The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
  • The Invisible Woman, Michael O’connor
  • Saving Mr Banks, Daniel Orlandi


  • American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori Mccoy-Bell
  • Behind The Candelabra, Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin
  • The Butler, Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal
  • The Great Gatsby, Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater


  • All Is Lost, Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur
  • Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney
  • Gravity, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
  • Rush, Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse


  • Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
  • Iron Man 3, Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
  • Pacific Rim, Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner
  • Star Trek Into Darkness, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett


  • Everything I Can See From Here, Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor
  • I Am Tom Moody, Ainslie Henderson
  • Sleeping With The Fishes, James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa


  • Island Queen, Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses, Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim
  • Orbit Ever After, Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles
  • Room 8, James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
  • Sea View, Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

  • Dane Dehaan
  • George Mackay
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Will Poulter
  • Léa Seydoux

Teddy Awards 2014...

Teddy AWARD 2014




  • Best feature film: The Way He Looks – Daniel Ribeiro
  • Best documentary: The Circle (Der Kreis) – Stefan Haupts
  • Best short film: Mondial 2010 – Roy Dib
  • Jury award: Pierrot Lunaire – Bruce LaBruce
  • Siegessäule reader award: The Circle (Der Kreis) - Stefan Haupts
  • Special award: Rosa von Praunheim

Sean fails....

....to save the world!

After only 14 episodes, Sean Hayes' TV series about a divorced gay father juggling career and family has officially been cancelled by NBC.

Sean Saves The World2013

25th GLAAD Media Awards



Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Philomena (The Weinstein Company)


Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company)
Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Reaching for the Moon (Wolfe Releasing)
Yossi (Strand Releasing)


The Fosters (ABC Family)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Shameless (Showtime)


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Please Like Me (Pivot)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)

"Bride and Prejudice," The Soul Man (TV Land)
"LARP and the Real Girl," Supernatural (The CW)
"Secret Lives," Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"Snow Angels," Elementary (CBS)
"There's the Door," Necessary Roughness (USA Network)


Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
In the Flesh (BBC America)


Bridegroom (Virgil Films/OWN)
Call Me Kuchu (Cinedigm)
God Loves Uganda (Variance Films)
The New Black (Promised Land Films)
Valentine Road (HBO)


Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse)
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual (WE tv)
Dream School (Sundance Channel)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Small Town Security (AMC)


"Are Gay Parents Different?" The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
"First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family," Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN)
"Fred Rosser," The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
"Laverne Cox," Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell (FX)
"Modern Family Values," Raising McCain (Pivot)


Days of Our Lives (NBC)


"Chris to Kristin: A Navy Seal's Secret" Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
"India's Third Gender," The Stream (Al Jazeera America)
"The Rebounder: The Kenneth Faried Story," E:60 (ESPN)
"Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz,," 20/20 (ABC)
"The Welcoming Movement," To the Contrary (PBS)


"Gay Rights at Work," MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
"Portman Reverses Position on Gay Marriage," Starting Point (CNN)
"Pride & Prejudice," Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
"Scouts Dishonor," The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC)
"Wild Blue Yonder: Scott Hines" The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)


"Boy or Girl? Gender a New Challenge for Schools" by Martha Irvine (Associated Press)
"Gay Ex-Mayor Who Fled U.S. Awaits Immigration Change" by Jeremy Roebuck (San Antonio Express-News)
"LGBTQ in the Capital" (series) by Melissa Griffiths (Juneau Empire)
"Poor Black and Hispanic Men Are the Face of H.I.V." by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times)
"Why Bisexuals Stay in the Closet" by Emily Alpert (Los Angeles Times)


"The Hidden War Against Gay Teens" by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
"Owning the Middle" by Kate Fagan (ESPN The Magazine)
"The Perfect Wife" by Ariel Levy (The New Yorker)
"What's Wrong With Exxon?" by Antonia Juhasz (The Advocate)
"Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More" by Carolyn M. Brown (Black Enterprise)


The Advocate
ESPN The Magazine
The New Yorker


"How Fallon Fox Became the First Known Transgender Athlete in MMA" by Loretta Hunt (SportsIllustrated.CNN.com)

"How One Lawyer Turned the Idea of Marriage Equality Into Reality" by Chris Geidner (Buzzfeed.com)

"Prime Timers: Spotlight on LGBT Seniors" (series) (Advocate.com)

"Repression and Gay Rights in Russia" by Sean Guillory (TheNation.com)

"Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime" by Sergio Hernandez (Buzzfeed.com /ProPublica.org)


"Bisexuals Get Their Turn in the White House" by Alyona Minkovski (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)

"Coming Out Kicking" by Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)

"Remixing the Trans and Hip Hop Conversation" by Marc Lamont Hill (Live.HuffingtonPost.com)

"To Get Married, They Left Ohio" by Julie Zimmerman on behalf of the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board (Cincinnati.Com)

"We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda" by Sunnivie Brydum, D. David Robinson (Advocate.com)


Autostraddle (http://www.autostraddle.com)
Elixher (http://elixher.com/)
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters (http://www.holybulliesandheadlessmonsters.blogspot.com/)
The New Civil Rights Movement (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)
TransGriot (http://transgriot.blogspot.com/)


Elton John, The Diving Board (Capitol Records)
Goldfrapp, Tales of Us (Mute)
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP (Interscope Records)
Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)


Batwoman, written by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III, Marc Andreyko(DC Comics)
Fearless Defenders, written by Cullen Bunn (Marvel Comics)
Husbands, written by Jane Espenson, Brad Bell (Dark Horse Comics)
Life With Archie, written by Paul Kupperberg (Archie Comics)
Young Avengers, written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics)



Amores Verdaderos (Univision)


"Entregando a Mi Nieta," Caso Cerrado (Telemundo)
"Exclusivas Declaraciones," Al Rojo Vivo (Telemundo)
"Matrimonios del Mismo Sexo: Entrevista con Daniel Zavala y Yohandel Ruiz," Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
"Rachel," Casos de Familia (Univision)
"Una Pareja Gay Celebrara el Día del Padre Luego de Luchar por Sus Derechos," Despierta América (Univision)


"Debate por la Igualdad," Al Punto (Univision)
"Decisión Histórica," Sin Límites con Elizabeth Espinosa  (CNN en Español)
"Homosexuales en la Delegación de los EE.UU.,"Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)
"Karina Hermosillo Habló de Sus Motivos en Nuestra Belleza Latina," Sábado Gigante (Univision)
"El Matrimonio, Asunto de Dos," Cala (CNN en Español)


"Locutor Policía," Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
"Lucha por la Igualdad," Panorama Mundial (CNN en Español)
"El Pastor Homofóbico," Primer Impacto (Univision)
"Rompiendo Estereotipos," Aquí y Ahora (Univision)


"El Caso Zamudio," Nuestro Mundo (CNN en Español)
"La Comunidad Gay Hispana se Siente Perseguida en los EEUU," Noticias Univision (Univision)
"Decisión Histórica," Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo)
"Mayoría de Hispanos Aceptan Uniones Homosexuales," Noticiero NTN (NTN)
"Si nos Dejan: Adopciones Entre Parejas Gays," Noticias MundoFox (MundoFox)


"Hasta que la Corte nos Una," Noticias Telemundo 51 (WSCV-5, Miami)
"Mi Niño es Niña: Familia en Florida Cuenta su Experiencia Criando a una Hija Transgénero," Noticias 23 Univision (WLTV-23, Miami)
"Natalia: Rompiendo Barreras," Noticiero Telemundo Arizona (KTAZ-39, Phoenix)
"Reportaje Especial: Derechos Homosexuales," Noticiero Telemundo Washington  (WZDC-25, Washington, D.C.)
"Undocuqueers," Noticias Univision 34 (KMEX-34, Los Angeles)


"Critican Homophobia de Prelate" by Juan Matossian (El Diario La Prensa)
"Desiguales por Imperativo Legal" by Jose Ángel Gonzalo García de León (Diario Las Américas)
"Un Nuevo Panorama Migratorio Para Miles de Parejas Gay" by Eloy Bleifuss Prados (Diario Hoy)
"Su Esposa la Hizo Residente" by Virginia Gaglianone (La Opinión)
"Transgéneros: Discriminados Tres Veces" by Belhú Sanabria (La Raza)


"Joven Birracial y Lesbiana es Pionera en Concurso de Belleza de EE.UU." (CNNenEspañol.cnn.com)

"Richard Blanco: El Poeta Latino y Gay que Conquisto a Barack Obama" by Daniel Basteiro (Voces.HuffingtonPost.com)

"Vive en California y ya se Prepara Para Casarse" by Maritza Díaz Alcaide (PrimeraHora.com)


"Eric y Juan, un Matrimonio Feliz a Pesar de Todo" by Fernando Mexia (EFE.com)
"Karina Hermosillo, de 'Nuestra Belleza Latina,' es Lesbiana y no Tolera la Discriminación" (PeopleEnEspañol.com)
"Karina Hermosillo de 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' Quiere ser la Primera Reina Gay (Voces.HuffingtonPost.com)
"Primera Pareja Gay Hispana Gana Residencia Permanente" (HolaCiudad.com)


GALECA/Dorian Awards

And the winners are...(some deserving, some not)...


Film of the Year

American Hustle (Sony)
Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Gravity (WB)
Her (WB)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Film Performance of the Year – Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
James Franco, Spring Breakers (A24)
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyesr Club (Focus)
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)

Film Performance of the Year – Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Sony Classics)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity (WB)
Judi Dench, Philomena (Weinstein)
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

LGBT Film of the Year

Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Philomena (Weinstein)

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects)
The Great Beauty (Janus)
The Hunt (Magnolia)
I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass)

Documentary of the Year

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
The Act of Killing (Drafthouse)
Blackfish (Magnolia, CNN)
Bridegroom (Own, Virgil Films)
I Am Divine (Automat, Wolfe)
20 Feet from Stardom (Radius-TWC)

Campy Flick of the Year

August: Osage County (Weinstein)
The Canyons (Sundance Selects)
Carrie (Screen Gems)
The Great Gatsby (WB)

I’m So Excited! (Sony Classics)

Unsung Film of the Year

Frances Ha (Sundance Selects)
In A World . . . (Roadside Attractions)
Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics) (tie)
Short Term 12 (Cinedigm) (tie)

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Visually Striking Film of the Year

(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Frozen (Disney)
Gravity (WB)
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films)
Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)
The Great Gatsby (WB)

TV Drama of the Year

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO) (tie)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)

Orange is the New Black (Netflix) (tie)

TV Comedy of the Year

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

TV Performance of the Year – Actor

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

TV Performance of the Year – Actress

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger,” 82nd Academy Awards (CBS)
Neil Patrick Harris, “Bigger,” 67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Jane Krakowski, “Theme from Rural Juror,” 30 Rock (NBC)
Jessica Lange and cast, “The Name Game,” American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Lea Michele, “To Make You Feel My Love,” Glee (Fox)

LGBT TV Show of the Year

Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Bridegroom (Own)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

Campy TV Show of the Year

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
House of Versace (Lifetime)
Sharknado (Syfy)
Smash (NBC)

Unsung TV Show of the Year

Broadchurch (BBC America)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Cougar Town (TBS)
Getting On (HBO)
Mom (CBS)
Orphan Black (BBC America)

The We’re Wilde About You (Rising Star Award)

Adele Exarchopoulos
Dane DeHaan
Laverne Cox
Lupita Nyong’o
Tatiana Maslany

Wilde Wit of the Year

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Rachel Maddow
Bill Maher
Kate McKinnon
Dan Savage
Amy Schumer

Wilde Artist of the Year

(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Alfonso Cuaron
Xavier Dolan
James Franco
Spike Jonze
Steve McQueen

SAG Winners 2014

The SAG Awards were handed out on January 18.....here are the Winners:Screen Actors Guild


Ensemble Cast

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • August: Osage County
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • The Butler

Lead Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Lead Actor

  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER
  • Forest Whitaker, The Butler

Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • James Gandolfini, Enough Said
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER

Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska
  • Oprah Winfrey, The Butler


Ensemble – Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad – WINNER
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland

Actor – Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad – WINNER
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newswroom
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Actress – Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey – WINNER
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal

Actor — TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra – WINNER
  • Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
  • Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Actress – TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
  • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
  • Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector – WINNER
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Ensemble – Comedy

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Modern Family – WINNER
  • Veep

Actor – Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family – WINNER
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Actress – Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep – WINNER

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Critics Choice Movie Awards12014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners


  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER
  • Robert Redford – All Is Lost


  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Brie Larson – Short Term 12
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
  • Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks


  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Bruhl – Rush
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER


  • Scarlett Johansson – Her
  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska
  • Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler


  • Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
  • Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color – WINNER
  • Liam James – The Way Way Back
  • Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
  • Tye Sheridan – Mud


  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • August: Osage County
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Nebraska
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity – WINNER
  • Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Eric Singer and David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
  • Spike Jonze – Her – WINNER
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Bob Nelson – Nebraska


  • Tracy Letts – August: Osage County
  • Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
  • Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena
  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity – WINNER
  • Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
  • Roger Deakins – Prisoners
  • Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave


  • Andy Nicholson (Production Designer), Rosie Goodwin (Set Decorator) – Gravity
  • Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) – The Great Gatsby – WINNER
  • K.K. Barrett (Production Designer), Gene Serdena (Set Decorator) – Her
  • Dan Hennah (Production Designer), Simon Bright (Set Decorator), Ra Vincent (Set Decorator) – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Alice Baker (Set Decorator) – 12 Years a Slave


  • Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers – American Hustle
  • Christopher Rouse – Captain Phillips
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger – Gravity – WINNER
  • Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill – Rush
  • Joe Walker – 12 Years a Slave
  • Thelma Schoonmaker – The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Michael Wilkinson – American Hustle – WINNER
  • Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
  • Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Daniel Orlandi – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Patricia Norris – 12 Years a Slave


  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Rush
  • 12 Years a Slave


  • Gravity – WINNER
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • Pacific Rim
  • Star Trek into Darkness


  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen – WINNER
  • Monsters University
  • The Wind Rises


  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Lone Survivor – WINNER
  • Rush
  • Star Trek into Darkness


  • Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3
  • Brad Pitt – World War Z
  • Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor – WINNER


  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity – WINNER
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3


  • American Hustle – WINNER
  • Enough Said
  • The Heat
  • This Is the End
  • The Way Way Back
  • The World’s End


  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street – WINNER
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Simon Pegg – The World’s End
  • Sam Rockwell – The Way Way Back


  • Amy Adams – American Hustle – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock – The Heat
  • Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
  • Melissa McCarthy – The Heat


  • The Conjuring
  • Gravity – WINNER
  • Star Trek into Darkness
  • World War Z


  • Blue Is the Warmest Color – WINNER
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • Wadjda


  • The Act of Killing
  • Blackfish
  • Stories We Tell
  • Tim’s Vermeer
  • 20 Feet from Stardom – WINNER


  • Atlas – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams – Despicable Me 2
  • Let It Go – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen – WINNER
  • Ordinary Love – U2 – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Please Mr. Kennedy – Justin Timberlake/Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey – The Great Gatsby


  • Steven Price – Gravity – WINNER
  • Arcade Fire – Her
  • Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

86th Academy Awards®

AcademyThe Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards®

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Here’s the list of Nominees


Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
  • Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
  • Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
  • Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
  • Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
  • Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
  • Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
  • Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
  • Judi Dench in “Philomena”
  • Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
  • Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
  • Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
  • June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Animated Feature Film

  • “The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
  • “Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
  • “Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
  • “Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
  • “The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki


  • “The Grandmaster” Philippe Le Sourd
  • “Gravity” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Nebraska” Phedon Papamichael
  • “Prisoners” Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design

  • “American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
  • “The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
  • “The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
  • “The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
  • “12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris


  • “American Hustle” David O. Russell
  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
  • “Nebraska” Alexander Payne
  • “12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Documentary Feature

  • “The Act of Killing”Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • “Cutie and the Boxer” Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
  • “Dirty Wars” Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
  • “The Square” Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
  • “20 Feet from Stardom” Nominees to be determined

Documentary Short Subject

  • “CaveDigger” Jeffrey Karoff
  • “Facing Fear” Jason Cohen
  • “Karama Has No Walls” Sara Ishaq
  • “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
  • “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” Edgar Barens

Film Editing

  • “American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
  • “Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
  • “12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film

  • “The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
  • “The Great Beauty” Italy
  • “The Hunt” Denmark
  • “The Missing Picture” Cambodia
  • “Omar” Palestine

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
  • “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
  • “The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Music (Original Score)

  • “The Book Thief” John Williams
  • “Gravity” Steven Price
  • “Her” William Butler and Owen Pallett
  • “Philomena” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Saving Mr. Banks” Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
    Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
  • “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
    Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
  • “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
    Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “The Moon Song” from “Her”
    Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
  • “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
    Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Best Picture

  • “American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
  • “Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
  • “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
  • “Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
  • “Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
  • “Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
  • “12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Production Design

  • “American Hustle” Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
  • “Gravity” Production Design: Andy Nicholson; Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
  • “The Great Gatsby” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn
  • “Her” Production Design: K.K. Barrett; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
  • “12 Years a Slave” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Alice Baker

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
  • “Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
  • “Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
  • “Possessions” Shuhei Morita
  • “Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” Esteban Crespo
  • “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
  • “Helium” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
  • “Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
  • “The Voorman Problem” Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Sound Editing

  • “All Is Lost” Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
  • “Captain Phillips” Oliver Tarney
  • “Gravity” Glenn Freemantle
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Brent Burge
  • “Lone Survivor” Wylie Stateman

Sound Mixing

  • “Captain Phillips” Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
  • “Gravity” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
  • “Lone Survivor” Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Visual Effects

  • “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
  • “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
  • “Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
  • “The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
  • “Star Trek Into Darkness” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “Before Midnight” Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  • “Captain Phillips” Screenplay by Billy Ray
  • “Philomena” Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • “12 Years a Slave” Screenplay by John Ridley
  • “The Wolf of Wall Street” Screenplay by Terence Winter

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  • “Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
  • “Her” Written by Spike Jonze
  • “Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

Golden Globes: Winners

Golden GlobesThe Winners...

"12 Years a Slave"

"American Hustle"

Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")

Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street")

Amy Adams ("American Hustle")

Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle")

"Her" by Spike Jonze

"All Is Lost"

'Ordinary Love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

"The Great Beauty" (La grande bellezza)


"Breaking Bad"

Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")

Robin Wright ("House of Cards")

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine")

Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")

"Behind the Candelabra"

Michael Douglas ("Behind the Candelabra")

Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake")

Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan")

Jacqueline Bisset ("Dancing on the Edge")

LGBT Films @ Sundance

Sundance 2014The LGBT films @ Sundance 2014…

Film stills and descriptions courtesy of the Sundance Institute.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

52 Tuesdays
Australia (Director: Sophie Hyde; screenplay and story by Matthew Cormack; story by Sophie Hyde) — Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year — once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays. Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Imogen Archer, Mario Späte, Beau Williams, Sam Althuizen. International premiere

United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Hong Khaou) — The world of a Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger who doesn't speak her language. Lilting is a touching and intimate film about finding the things that bring us together. Cast: Ben Whishaw, Pei-Pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Naomi Christie, Morven Christie. World premiere. Day 1 film

My Prairie Home
Canada (Director: Chelsea McMullan) — A poetic journey through landscapes both real and emotional, Chelsea McMullan’s documentary/musical offers an intimate portrait of transgender singer Rae Spoon, framed by stunning images of the Canadian prairies. McMullan’s imaginative visual interpretations of Spoon’s songs make this an unforgettable look at a unique Canadian artist. International premiere

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Jamie Marks Is Dead
USA (Director and screenwriter: Carter Smith) — No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead. Cast: Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty, Liv Tyler

The Skeleton Twins
USA (Director: Craig Johnson; screenwriters: Craig Johnson, Mark Heyman) — When estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason

Dear White People
USA (Director and screenwriter: Justin Simien) — Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world. Cast: Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell

U.S. Documentary Competition

The Case Against 8
USA (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) — A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ivory Tower
USA (Director: Andrew Rossi) — As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, "Is college worth it?" From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education startups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.

The Overnighters
USA (Director: Jesse Moss) — Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor's decision to help them has extraordinary and unexpected consequences.


Appropriate Behavior
USA, U.K. (Director and screenwriter: Desiree Akhavan) — Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual, and a hip, young Brooklynite, but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold on to can be a lonely experience. Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Scott Adsit, Anh Duong, Arian Moayed. World premiere

The Foxy Merkins
USA (Director: Madeleine Olnek; screenwriters: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Madeleine Olnek) — Two lesbian hookers work the streets of New York. One is a down-on-her-luck newbie; the other is a beautiful — and straight — grifter who's an expert on picking up women. Together they face bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, and each other in this prostitute buddy comedy. Cast: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Alex Karpovsky, Susan Ziegler, Sally Sockwell, Deb Margolin

Drunktown’s Finest
USA (Director and screenwriter: Sydney Freeland) — Three young Native Americans — a rebellious father-to-be, a devout Christian woman, and a promiscuous transsexual — come of age on an Indian reservation. Cast: Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, Morningstar Angeline, Kiowa Gordon, Shauna Baker, Elizabeth Francis


Stranger by the Lake
France (Director and screenwriter: Alain Guiraudie) — Frank spends his summer searching for companionship at a lake in France. He meets Michel, an attractive, mysterious man, and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects. Stranger by the Lake is an erotic thriller testing the limits of sexual desire. Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao

New Frontier

I Love Your Work
Artist: Jonathan Harris
I Love Your Work is a beautifully designed interactive documentary by Jonathan Harris about the private lives of nine women who make lesbian porn. It consists of more than 2,000 10-second video clips, taken at five-minute intervals over 10 consecutive days — around six hours of footage. Cast: Dylan Ryan, Jincey Lumpkin, Ela Darling, Ryan Keely

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
USA (Director: Thomas Allen Harris; screenwriters: Thomas Allen Harris, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison) — Through a Lens Darkly is an epic film that moves poetically between the present and the past through the work of contemporary photographers and artists. Their pictures and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving a voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, or hidden from sight. World premiere


Love Is Strange
USA (Director: Ira Sachs; screenwriters: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias) — After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet. Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson

Nick Offerman: American Ham
USA (Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts; screenwriter: Nick Offerman) — Warning: minor nudity and not suitable for vegetarians. This live taping of Nick Offerman's hilarious one-man show at New York's historic Town Hall theater features a collection of anecdotes, songs, and woodworking/oral sex techniques. The routine includes Offerman's 10 tips for living a more prosperous life, so hearken well. Cast: Nick Offerman

Documentary Premieres

To Be Takei
USA (Director: Jennifer Kroot) — Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and then to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband, Brad, on a wacky and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.



U.K. (Director: William Oldroyd; screenwriter: Adam Brace) — With his wedding only moments away, a man and his best friend confront their future.

U.K., Norway (Director and screenwriter: Magnus Mork) — It's late night in a burger bar in Wales...

MeTube: August Sings Carmen
Austria (Director and screenwriter: Daniel Moshel) — Georges Bizet`s "Habanera" from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.

Rat Pack Rat
USA (Director and screenwriter: Todd Rohal) — A Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, hired to visit a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself performing the last rites at the boy's bedside.

Directors Guild of America

Directors Guild Of America22014 Directors Guild of America Nominations

  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

The Razzie Nominations 2013...& Winners/Losers...

RazThe winners will be announced on March 1, 2014.


Worst Picture

  • After Earth
  • The Big Wedding
  • 47 Ronin
  • Getaway
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Grudge Match
  • The Host
  • InAPPropriate Comedy
  • The Lone Ranger
  • A Madea Christmas
  • Movie 43
  • Paranoia
  • R.I.P.D.
  • Runner Runner
  • Scary Movie 5

Worst Actor

  • Adrien Brody – InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Robert De Niro – The Big Wedding / The Family / Grudge Match
  • Johnny Depp – The Lone Ranger
  • Liam Hemsworth – Love and Honor / Paranoia
  • Ashton Kutcher – Jobs
  • Keanu Reeves – 47 Ronin
  • Adam Sandler – Grown Ups 2
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – Escape Plan / The Last Stand
  • Jaden Smith – After Earth
  • Sylvester Stallone – Bullet to the Head / Escape Plan / Grudge Match
  • Jason Statham – Homefront / Parker
  • Ben Stiller – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Vince Vaughn – Delivery Man / The Internship
  • Owen Wilson – Free Birds (voice only) / The Internship

Worst Actress

  • Gemma Arterton – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters / Runner Runner
  • Halle Berry – The Call / Movie 43
  • Selena Gomez – Getaway
  • Jennifer Hudson – Winnie Mandela
  • Lindsay Lohan – The Canyons / InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Jennifer Lopez – Parker
  • Tyler Perry (as Madea) – A Madea Christmas
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – The Family
  • Noomi Rapace – Dead Man Down / Passion
  • Saoirse Ronan – The Host
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • Naomi Watts – Diana / Movie 43

Worst Supporting Actor

  • Ben Affleck – Runner Runner
  • Chris Brown – Battle of the Year
  • William Fichtner – The Lone Ranger
  • Harrison Ford – Ender’s Game / Paranoia
  • James Franco – Homefront
  • Mel Gibson – Machete Kills
  • Armie Hammer – The Lone Ranger
  • Larry the Cable Guy – A Madea Christmas
  • Taylor Lautner – Grown Ups 2
  • Rob Schneider – InAPPropriate Comedy
  • Charlie Sheen – Machete Kills / Scary Movie 5
  • Will Smith – After Earth
  • David Spade – Grown Ups 2
  • Nick Swardson – Grown Ups 2 / A Haunted House
  • Tom Wilkinson – The Lone Ranger

Worst Supporting Actress

  • Kate Bosworth – Homefront / Movie 43
  • Abigail Breslin – The Call
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The Lone Ranger
  • Salma Hayek – Grown Ups 2
  • Katherine Heigl – The Big Wedding
  • Kim Kardashian – Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • Diane Keaton – The Big Wedding
  • Lady Gaga – Machete Kills
  • Lindsay Lohan – Scary Movie 5
  • Shirley MacLaine – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Winona Ryder – Homefront
  • Susan Sarandon – The Big Wedding
  • Sofia Vergara – Escape from Planet Earth (voice only) / Machete Kills
  • Kate Winslet – Movie 43

Worst Screen Combo

    • Chris Brown and his dancing shoes – Battle of the Year
    • Johnny Depp and that dumb dead bird on his head – The Lone Ranger
    • The entire cast of The Big Wedding
    • The entire cast of Grown Ups 2
    • The entire cast of The Hangover Part III
    • The entire cast of The Host
    • The entire cast of Machete Kills
    • The entire cast of Movie 43
    • Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen – Scary Movie 5
    • Tyler Perry and either Larry the Cable Guy or that worn out wig and dress – A Madea Christmas
    • Jaden Smith and Will Smith on planet nepotism – After Earth
    • Sylvester Stallone and either Robert De Niro in Grudge Match, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan, or the typewriter he used to write Homefront

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

      • Battle of the Year
      • G.I. Joe: Retaliation
      • A Good Day to Die Hard
      • Grown Ups 2
      • Grudge Match (mash-up/rip-off of Raging Bull and Rocky)
      • The Hangover Part III
      • The Lone Ranger (remake of past Lone Rangers and rip-off of Wild Wild West)
      • Machete Kills
      • Scary Movie 5
      • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
      • The Smurfs 2
      • Texas Chainsaw 3D

Worst Director

      • Dennis Dugan – Grown Ups 2
      • Malcolm D. Lee and David Zucker – Scary Movie 5
      • Robert Luketic – Paranoia
      • John Moore – A Good Day to Die Hard
      • Andrew Niccol – The Host
      • Vince Offer – InAPPropriate Comedy
      • Tyler Perry – A Madea Christmas / Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
      • Carl Rinsch – 47 Ronin
      • M. Night Shyamalan – After Earth
      • Courtney Solomon – Getaway
      • Ben Stiller – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
      • The 13 people (Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham,James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken) who directed Movie 43
      • Gore Verbinski – The Lone Ranger
      • Justin Zackham – The Big Wedding

Worst Screenplay

    • After Earth
    • The Big Wedding
    • The Call
    • Escape Plan
    • Grown Ups 2
    • Homefront
    • The Host
    • InAPPropriate Comedy
    • The Lone Ranger
    • Machete Kills
    • A Madea Christmas
    • Movie 43
    • Paranoia
    • Scary Movie 5
    • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


Fairyland A Memoir Of My Father

Oh Yes!!!

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father...is coming to the big screen.

Oh No!!!

The Coppola clan are behind it...

Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola will produce the film.

Sofia Coppola and Andrew Durham will co-write the screenplay.

Let us hope that Sofia chooses NOT to direct.

BFI Mediatheque...

For all you lucky people who reside in Britain...

BFI Mediatheque

The BFI have done something rather special and rare...something for nothing...

Thousands of free films, documentaries, television episodes...

There is a 'Beautiful Things' section featuring classic LGBT titles and films that have rarely been seen since their original release...click here to see the CGiii reviews.

So, when you have nothing else to do...go to the library...support this brilliant facility.

The Mediatheques can be found @:

BFI Southbank
21 Stephen Street

Bridgeton Library
16 Orr Street
G40 2QH

Central Library
7 Lion Yard

Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear NE1 4JA

Wrexham Library
Rhosddu Road
LL11 1AU

Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby DE1 3AS

Brian Epstein...

Epstein Cumberbatch

The Tom Hanks produced movie will focus on the manager’s entire life, rather than just being a story about The Beatles from his perspective. Brian Epstein signed the iconic band back in 1961. He initially had difficulty getting a label to take them, before he launched them to international superstar status. While he’s best remembered for his relationship to the Liverpudlians, he also managed the likes of Cilla Black and Gerry & the Pacemakers.

Epstein was also a closeted homosexual, whose sexuality was completely concealed from the public, although it was an open secret amongst his friends and associates. It’s little surprise it was kept secret, as homosexuality was still illegal in the UK at the time. He’s also said to have had an ‘almost’ love affair with John Lennon, which was never consummated (at least that’s how Lennon put it). Epstein battled addictions with drugs and gambling, and tragically died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills in 1967, just one month before homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales.

Todd Graff wrote the screenplay for the film. The openly gay Graff is a former actor (perhaps best known for The Abyss), who’s more recently written and directed music-fuelled movies such as Camp, Bandslam and Joyful Noise. However he won’t helm this one, as Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) has that job.



Steve Buscemi will direct a film adaptation of the William S. Burroughs landmark novel Queer with Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, and Kelly MacDonald attached to star.

So.....You Want To Make A Short...

The Short Film...the gateway to fame and fortune or, the final nail in your (un)creative coffin.

Many have tried...most fail...to create the perfect short film...it's not as easy as it looks.

So...we have decided to give you a few simple pointers...

PART 1: Before You Even Touch A Camera

Step 1…

Before you do anything…ask yourself one question…how are you going to promote your film?

The answer is incredibly simple…yet, inexplicably, over half of the short films in the CGiii database don’t do it.

A poster...a window to your mini masterpiece. Remember: people do judge a book by its cover!!!

Here's what to do...

Create a black rectangle, in the region of 100 x 140 pixels…we put a frame around ours to make it look pretty…


Now, take the title of your film and insert it into the black rectangle…

A word about your title...go to IMDb, type your title into the search box...if there are 3, 4, 5+ titles exactly the same as yours...CHANGE YOUR TITLE. Popular titles include: Angel, Blue, Blow, Boy, Brothers, Class, Closet, Coming Out, Crash, Crazy, Crush...ad nauseum.


There, you now have a little poster that will promote your film. Simple. If you are feeling more adventurous …add your own name…it is your film…promote yourself.

Step 2...

Watch as many bad short films as you can...there are, literally, thousands to choose from.

Step 3...

Watch as many good short films as you can...bearing in mind...there is always room for improvement.

Step 4...

Watch as many great short films as you can...sadly, there are only a handful.

Step 5...

Read your script again.

Step 6...

Let other people read your script...listen to what they have to say...be it good, be it bad - it's all constructive.

Step 7...

Re-write your script.


That's enough to keep you busy for a while...Part 2 will follow shortly...

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