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Vic Skolnick Community Service Award
Vic Skolnick Community Service Award – Awarded
to that person who has continually contributed to Long
selflessly enriching it.
has performed in many venues. From resort hotels, fundraisers,
musical theater, to
political events and music festivals, Lydia has performed
from Florida to Manhattan to Boston. She worked many
years in cabarets in New York City, accompanying numerous
vocalists. Although she still works with many singers,
she has ventured out into the solo performance field.
Her melodies are both familiar and rare, including swinging
standards to inventive and unusual melodies. In 2012,
Lydia released her first CD, “A Suitcase of
her out on YouTube and visit her website at www.lydiamakesmusic.com for
more information about where she is performing.
Award – awarded to those unsung persons who have
become synonymous with the LIGLFF through their continual
dedication to the festival.
Tromans – Susan is a Liverpool, N.Y. native, who
studied at the University of Cortland. She came to the
Cinema Arts Centre in 2012 as the theater
manager. She worked tirelessly to ensure that all the festival events went
off without a hitch. Even when she was off duty, she always answered her cell
phone and helped handle and problems that arose. Susan is by far one of the
most dedicated workers we know.away this year.
Star Awards – Awarded to those business or groups
that continuously support awareness and acceptance of
the LGBT community, and have devoted their time and experience
to the success of the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film
The Grill Room has been
open for 23 years. Ray Rupp has owned and operated it for
the past 4 years. It is in a unique, Manhattan-style restaurant
hidden in the Hauppauge industrial park. Ray and his staff
have been so generous to the Film Festival with hosting
the Launch Party for the 2nd year in a row and the M Lounge
events. The Grill Room has been a proud supporter of the
gay and lesbian community through the film festival for
the past three years and a gathering point through lounges
and everyday dining.
The Empire Lambda New York Car Club
Region is one of 33 Regions of Lambda Car Club International
in 1981). This Region covers the NY Metro area with over
50 members. We are a diverse group and we welcome all
members that have an interest in motor vehicles. Their
Purpose Statement: "The purpose of the Lambda Car
Club International is the enjoyment and exchange of information
on old and special interest motor vehicles, combined
with social fellowship by gay people interested in such
San Francisco International
LGBT Film Festival
the LIGLFF, Frameline has been the premier site for locating
LGBT cinema with
their print source material. They are hugely responsible
for many of the LGBT films shown in the country
at film festivals today. Frameline’s mission is
to change the world through the power of queer cinema.
As a media arts non-profit, Frameline’s programs
connect filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco
and around the world.
Founded in 1977, Frameline is the longest-running,
largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition
event in the world. As a community event with an
annual attendance of 60,000, the Festival is the
most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ arts program
in the Bay Area.
Frameline Distribution was established in 1981,
and it remains the only nonprofit distributor that
caters to LGBTQ film. Frameline’s collection
has over 250 award winning films and we have partnerships
with universities, public libraries, film festivals,
and community groups.
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