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LIGLFF 2014 HONOREES

The Vic Skolnick Community Service Award


The Vic Skolnick Community Service Award – Awarded to that person who has continually contributed to Long Island community, selflessly enriching it.

Lydia Sabosto

Lydia 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 Memories.”

Check her out on YouTube and visit her website at www.lydiamakesmusic.com for more information about where she is performing.

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The Director's Award


The Director’s Award – awarded to those unsung persons who have become synonymous with the LIGLFF through their continual dedication to the festival.

Susan Tromans

Susan 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.

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The All-Star Awards

All 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 Festival


The Grill Room

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

The Empire Region is one of 33 Regions of Lambda Car Club International (established 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 vehicles."

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Special Award

Frameline
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

For 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 solely 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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