Swallowed: Narrative Feature, Grand Jury Prize, New Fest (NY LGBTQ Fest)

Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize
SWALLOWED

Dir. Carter Smith
Childhood best friends Benjamin and Dom must survive a night in a backwoods hell of drugs, bugs, and obscene intimacy in this queer horror nightmare, featuring Jena Malone and Mark Patton

The movie is noted for its “Transgressive boldness, conceptual and tonal uniqueness and complex, layered approach to queer storytelling, characters and aesthetic.”

Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize
UÝRA: THE RISING FOREST
Streams now until October 25Dir. Juliana CuriA trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon rainforest on a journey of self-discovery, using performance art to confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil“An intricate weaving of environmental activism, indigeneity, performance art, queerness and transness.”
International Feature Grand Jury Prize
THE BLUE CAFTAN

Dir. Maryam Touzani
The arrival of a young apprentice disrupts the marriage between a closeted Moroccan tailor and his wife

An elegant queer film that exudes the best qualities of classic and old-fashioned narrative storytelling with grace, restraint and quiet confidence.

New York Short Grand Jury Prize
HOW NOT TO DATE WHILE TRANS
Streams now until October 25Dir. Nyala Moon, USA, 13 minThe dating life of a Black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way.“A compelling and honest narrative that masterfully blends conventional and experimental forms to examine a person navigating not only the expectations and prejudice of others but also the effect it has on one’s own self-image and value.”
2022 Breakthrough
Queer Visionary Award 
ELEGANCE BRATTON
Dir. & Writer of THE INSPECTION