AWARD NOMINATIONS Oklahoma’s GLITTER LGBT Film Festival has nominated Something Like Summer for its Best Feature Film and Best Director awards, where the film will screen during the July 27-29 event in McAlester, Okla.
“We’re excited to have the film screen at another festival in the heartland, where so many LGBT youth still confront bullying and homophobia,” said producer Carlos Pedraza. “And, of course, we’re honored to be considered for these awards among these deserving films.”
The festival offers LGBT films to its community free of charge, “looking to provide a diverse outlet for art in Southeastern Oklahoma,” according to festival director Kelly White. “Our festival is mainly for diversity and education.”
Date: TBA (July 27-29)
Venue: Fat Mary’s, 1561 Brewer Road, McAlester, Oklahoma 74501
Tickets: Free of charge
NOMINEES The features nominated in Something Like Summer‘s award categories are:
- Best Feature Open; Unimaginable; Something Like Summer, and Brotherly Love, by Anthony Caruso.
- Best Director, Feature Film Open, directed by Paul A. Hart; Something Like Summer, directed by David Berry, and Unimaginable, directed by Cedric Thomas Smith.
GLITTER screens its films at Fat Mary’s Lounge & Cabaret with both indoor and outdoor screenings, as well as entertainment geared toward diversity, including performances by some of the state’s best female impersonators.
In addition to its film awards, the festival includes screenwriting and photography contests.
CHARITY A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to a different charity each year that deals with social issues affecting the LGBT community, such as the Trevor Project and Human Rights Campaign.