Winners announced for first Kaleidoscope Film Festival

FSLR Kaleidoscope 2015The inaugural Kaleidscope Film Festival has come and gone.  It was four days filled with films, filmmakers, parties and personalities.

The winners of the awards have been announced.

GRAND JURY AWARD WINNERS
NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party – Stephen Cone, director

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Reel in the Closet – Stu Maddux, director

NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
“Camouflage” – Stephan Kämpf & Andreas Kessler (Germany), directors

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
“A Mississippi Love Story” – Robbie Fisher, producer

 

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS
NARRATIVE FEATURE
S&M Sally – Michelle Ehlen, director

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Game Face – Michiel Thomas, director

SHORT FILM
“Pretty Boy” – Cameron Thrower, director

 

SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM (SPONSORED BY CENTER FOR ARTISTIC REVOLUTION AND FINAL DRAFT)
Falling Angels – Maria Winther Olsen (Denmark), director

CHERYL MAPLES RAINBOW AWARD (SPONSORED BY ARKANSANS FOR EQUALITY)
Game Face – Michiel Thomas

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AWARD: EMERGING FILMMAKER
Joey Kuhn, Those People

 

Day Two of Kaleidoscope Film Festival

THOSE PEOPLE

THOSE PEOPLE

Kaleidoscope continues today with films at two different venues.

At 5pm, the film Those People will be shown at The Studio Theatre.

On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, CHARLIE (Jonathan Gordon), finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe, TIM (Haaz Sleiman). If only Charlie weren’t secretly in love with his own manipulative best friend, SEBASTIAN (Jason Ralph), who is embroiled in a financial scandal. In the wake of Sebastian’s notoriety, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood.

At 6pm at Club Sway Peter de Rome will be screened.
DOCUMENTARY – Pioneering erotic filmmaker Peter de Rome tells his astonishing life story with humour and charm in this surprising and heart-warming documentary – the feature debut of director Ethan Reid.  Spanning more than eight decades of gay experience in Britain and the US, the film charts its subject’s journey from cinematic outlaw to celebrated film icon with contributions from friends and collaborators.  Must be over 18 to attend this screening.

At 7pm, back at The Studio Theatre, the HRC Arkansas Spotlight Feature Game Face will be shown.
The award winning documentary GAME FACE tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. Both realize that coming out will be necessary for their own sense of integrity and peace of mind, but the lack of a clear roadmap and the unpredictable consequences instill understandable anxiety and caution. NBA player Jason Collins, NFL player Wade Davis, NCAA Division 1 basketball player Kye Allums and triathlete Chris Mosier also appear in the film.

From 9pm to 10:30pm, the HRC Arkansas Friday Night Party will take place at The Lobby Bar.

At 10:30pm at The Studio Theatre, The night ends with the camp-horror movie You’re Killing Me, which is presented by Fantastic Cinema.

Indiewire called it “a gay horror camp classic in the making.” An intriguing mix of horror, camp and romantic comedy, YOU’RE KILLING ME demonstrates what happens when narcissistic, wannabe Internet star George meets Joe, a monotone serial killer.