- Outstanding First Feature: Stray Cats
- Outstanding Documentary Feature: Cruel and Unusual
- Audience Award for Narrative Feature: The Gymnast
- Audience Award for Documentary Feature: The Believers
- Audience Award for Short Film: Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road
Frameline30 (2006) Films
Emmanuelle Bercot's stunning feature directorial debut, Backstage, traces a starstruck teenager's fixation on a gorgeous and enigmatic pop star diva. Bercot explores the psyches of both the star and her adoring fan to reveal a troubling view on the world of celebrity worship and the complicated trappings of fame.
Julián Hernández dazzles the senses and plumbs great emotional depths with his second feature, Tracing the thrills and pains of young love with bravura technique and utter conviction, Hernández follows his A Thousand Clouds of Peace with another gay fantasy awash in romanticism, sexual abandon and the despair of longing...
The legacy of New York underground filmmaker and performer Jack Smith has largely been forgotten. The hullabaloo over the raucous, unfettered sexuality of Flaming Creatures (1963), banned in 22 states, no longer echoes. His fabulous forays into costumed, the atrical exuberance relegate Smith in some circles to a camp figure.
An elegant, nuanced drama with horrific subject mat ter, A Love to Hide is set in Paris in 1942. Jean and Philippe, two young gay lovers in occupied France, risk their lives to hide a childhood Jewish friend, Sarah, whose family has been killed by the Gestapo. They struggle to survive as a makeshift family in a pitiless society.
When the cult television hit Strangers with Candy was taken off the air, a cry of sadness was heard throughout the land; the news brought grown men to their knees and made newborn babies explode. Well, let the healing begin! The long-awaited film version is ready for its coming-out party.
Celebrated French auteur François Ozon tones down his customary outrageousness for this brilliantly directed, emotionally wrenching story of Romain (Melvil Poupaud), a hot shot fashion photographer in the prime of life who must confront his mortality upon learning he has a fatal illness.
Water Drops on Burning Rocks pays tribute to one of film's greatest auteurs, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. French director François Ozon brings to the screen for the first time a perverse study in sexual game-playing that Fassbinder wrote at age 19 and left unproduced — perhaps because the young boy's story he told was too much like his own.