Winners of Reeling: The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival

The audience votes are in and the judges have spoken. The winning films of Reeling: The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival have been announced!

The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival ran from September 29 to October 7. It was the first ever hybrid film festival in the 39 year history of the festival, with a mix of theatrical screenings at the Music Box and Landmark Theaters and virtual Q&As.

See the full list of winners below and join us in congratulating them!


JURY AWARD WINNERS

AARP Silver Image Award
INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC
Dir. T.J. Parsell

Best Documentary Feature
INVISIBLE: GAY WOMEN IN SOUTHERN MUSIC
Dir. T.J. Parsell

Best Narrative Feature
DOWN IN PARIS
Dir. Antony Hickling

Best Documentary Short Film
SCARS
Dir. Alex Anna

Best Narrative Short Film
MY MOTHER’S GIRLFRIEND
Dir. Arun Fulara



AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

Best Documentary Feature
GEMMEL & TIM
Dir. Michiel Thomas

Best Narrative Feature
MASCARPONE
Dirs. Alessandro Guida and Matteo Pilati

Best Documentary Short
FARAWAY
Dir. Aziz Zoromba

Best Narrative Short
NEW FLESH FOR THE OLD CEREMONY
Dir. Elizabeth Rakhilkina

Best Experimental Short
CAUSE OF DEATH
Dir. Jyoti Mistry


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