I got an email from the director of programming at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival the night before the closing night gala urging me to attend the last night of this wonderful festival where I was able to indulge myself in queer cinema for 11 days. Looking back now, that was probably a hint of what was to come: awards.
Out of the few awards presented at the awards ceremony, Bill, Please! took home The Coast is Queer Award (presented by GayVancouver.net), OutTV Hot Pink Shorts Award, and the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award!!! I was speechless. I went up to the stage 3 times as they announced the winners one award after another. My heart was pounding with excitement! Pictures to come soon. In the mean time, enjoy this updated poster with all of the festival mentions :D