Est thouh a gay film maker?
Or, est thou a maker of gay films, and not necessarily of gay?
Then this news may be of excitement to yous:
What-it-is-is, the Venice Film Festival has announced a new award, the Queer Lion award, for the best full-length film featuring a samesexual theme or character. It’ll be like the ‘mo versh of the main Golden Lion prize, which is for best overall film.
Competition director Daniel Casagrande said it had taken five years of negotiations to introduce the award.
‘We aren’t just looking for the next Brokeback Mountain,’ says he. ‘We are just looking for films that accurately portray gay characters or themes.’
More bumf on the above, here.