The International Gay Film Awards is the only award show to recognize and celebrate gay themed theatrical motion pictures films that have had limited theatrical releases and have been overlooked by the main stream awards shows. These films and works of arts, strong in content, original in themes and defiant to society's expectations is what has made the independent vision of filmmaking what it is today. By changing perceptions of gay life and enhancing the community's visibility worldwide through film, the independent gay films nominated challenge people's ideas of what's normal and accepted. The Award show is held yearly in Hollywood. The event will be an evening to celebrate the theatres, film festivals, distributors, filmmakers, financiers and stars who have contributed in bringing these stories to audiences worldwide. Presenters of the Awards will be celebrities and filmmakers from the independent film community. The awards show seeks to acknowledge the contribution of the filmmakers and the people who help bring these stories to theatres. This select number of films are paving the way for creating understanding and showing the world in many ways that life is full of diversity and many of these stories touch us through the human aspect of our own personal relationships.

The International Gay Film Award is pleased to announce the performance nominations for the 2007 Glitter Awards.  The acting nominations were selected from films with a predominantly gay theme released between January 1 and December 31, 2006.  The Nominations for performers were selected by the newly created Screen Actors Guild LGBT Caucus.  This all inclusive organization focuses on the issues affecting  Gay, Bisexual, Trangender and Lesbian actors.

We are very excited to have delegated the nomination of performers this newly formed group within the Screen Actors Guild.  It gives the nomination credibility by having a group of their peers nominating those who have
contributed with their performances to gay themed motion pictures." Says Jorge Ameer, founder and executive director.

"This years nominations show how gay cinema is as strong and diverse as ever in 2006.  The performances in these films show us as humans like our straight brothers and sisters, and not the freaks some right-wing groups like to portray us as  We have good days and bad days just like our straight brothers and sisters.  And our emotions, passion and most importantly our
love runs as deep as our straight brothers and sisters.  It shows how, as humans, we ARE all connected.  These films showed that in 2006.

The nomination committee is a group of gay and straight professional actors who stand out in the acting community as part of the newly formed SAG LGBT caucus." Says  Mark Longoria, head of the SAG GLBT caucus and 2007 Glitter
Awards performance selection committee.

Best Actor-

Wilson Cruz-Coffee Date
Paul Dawson-Shortbus
Jesse Garcia-Quinceanera
Toby Jones-Infamous
Robert Stadloker-Summer Storm

Best Actress-

Annette Bening-Running With Scissors
Betiana Blum-Queens (REINAS)
Dame Judy Dench-Notes on a Scandal
Emily Rios-Quinceanera
Leonor Watling-Unconscious

Best Supporting Actor-

Justin Bond-Shortbus
Daniel Craig-Infamous
Steve Carrell-Little Miss Sunshine
Chalo Gonzales-Quinceanera
Jason Stuart-Coffee Date

Best Supporting Actress-

Sandra Bullock-Infamous
Marieh Delfino-Zerophilia
Sally Kirkland-Coffee Date
Parker Posey-Adam and Steve
Mink Stole-Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds

2007 NOMINATED MOTION PICTURES

ADAM & STEVE – Tla Releasing
ANOTHER GAY MOVIE – Tla Releasing
APRIL'S SHOWER – (HERE! FILMS)
THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS (Phillipines)
BROTHERS AT THE HEAD (IFC FILMS)
COFFEE DATE (HERE! FILMS)
20 CENTIMETERS – Tla Releasing (Spain)
EATING OUT 2: SLOPPY SECONDS – Ariztical Entertainment
EL CIELO DIVIDIDO (BROKEN SKY) – Strand Releasing
GRAN ECOLE (Wellspring) (France)
HATE CRIME
THE HISTORY BOYS (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
INFAMOUS (WARNER INDEPENDENTS)
KINKY BOOTHS (Miramax)
NIGHT LISTENER (Miramax)
THE LADY IN QUESTION IS CHARLES BUSH
POSTER BOY (Regent Releasing)
UNCONCIOUS –Here Films! (Spain)
THE UNFABULOUS LIFE OF ETHAN GREEN
SAY UNCLE –Tla Releasing
SHEM (H/P Releasing)
SUMMER STORM (HERE! Films)
REINAS (QUEENS) – Here Films! (Spain)
SHORTBUS (Thinkfilm)
THE GROOMSMEN – Bauer Martinez Entertainment
TIME TO LEAVE (LE TEMPS QUI RESTE) – Strand Releasing (France)
TWO DRIFTERS (ODETE) – Strand Releasing (Portugal)
QUINCEANERA – Sony Pic) tures Classics
WHORE'S SON – (Picture This Entertainment!
ZEROPHILIA – Microangel Releasing

The 2007 Awards show will be hosted by actor/comedian Jason Stuart and
will be held at the Studio Plaza (across from California Pizza Kitchen) at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on Saturday, May 26, 2007. To RSVP for the 2007 Glitter Awad CLICK HERE. For additional information or for sponsorships or product promotion contact us at
jaa@inetworld.net or call (323) 876-0975.