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Ottawa LGBTQ Film Wins Three Prestigious IndieFEST Film Awards
Ottawa Ontario, September 10, 2015 – Dream Weaver Communications Inc., has won three prestigious Awards from
the California IndieFEST Film Awards.
Awards of Recognition for
Use of Video for Social Change
The awards were given for their 90 minute narrative drama "Queer", which is intended to help closeted and recently out youth with their transition into the rainbow community. Shot entirely in Ottawa and Toronto, Queer features a unique approach to the complex issues facing todays LGBTQ youth.
The cast and crew are delighted by the recognition that the IndieFEST awards bring to Queer and hope that this will help them better promote the movie to even more of the youth that it is intended to help. Queer is dedicated to Jamie Hubley, a young man who took his own life after being severely bullied for his sexual orientation. After watching the movie, Jamie's parents were confident that if he was still here, he would have wanted to help share its message: that everyone deserves a place in society that is free from bullying and accepts them for who they are, no matter what their sexual preference. It is an honour to Jamie's memory for Queer to be recognized with these awards.
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at http://theindiefest.com/?page_id=2210.
In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Dream Weaver Communications Inc. joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Hall for Generosity of Eye, searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee and European heavyweight Roland Joffee for The Lovers starring Josh Hartnett and Bollywood star Bipasha Basu. Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
For more information contact Kerry Chalmers or visit Dream Weaver’s website at dream-weaver.ca.