Innocent Boy, the first project produced by The Contested Edge, and Cravy's first narrative, won 'Audience Choice' and 'Best Direction' at the Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival on Sunday, November 10th.
"Competition is such vulnerable time for a filmmaker. It's done. It's out there. The film is being watched and critiqued all over the world. To win Audience Choice and Best Direction, it really validates all of our hard work. We, as a team, couldn't be more proud!"
This is Cravys' second win for Best Director, having previously won the coveted award at the Independent Short Awards in Los Angeles. To date, Innocent Boy has excelled in its genre having won Best LGBTQ+ Short, Best Cinematography, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Sound Design, Audience Choice and Best Direction.
From the Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival: lvqueerarts.com
As queer artists, we have the ability to change the tides. Our stories roar loudly like a thunderous storm at sea. Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival encourages you to share your art, make a statement, and most importantly, make waves. This is an all-inclusive, diversity-driven film festival for LGBTQ+ filmmakers and artists hosted in Las Vegas, NV. The second annual run will take place November 8 - November 10, 2019.
The festival will kick-off with an opening social mixer and Annual Ball on November 8. Join us and immerse yourself in one of the most influential experiences of queer culture. Our Annual Ball is an opportunity for you to come and express your most authentic self. Show off your sickening look and slay the runway while perhaps snatching some trophies. Film screenings will then run on the weekend of November 9 - November 10 for ticketed audiences.
Queer art is individual to the artist and impossible to authentically reproduce elsewhere. Therefore, LVQA seeks to provide the space and screening resources for these voices to be heard and observed by a larger audience.