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Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its eleventh anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2014 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival's closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 2.
Audience Choice Awards for CineKink 2014 were given to Broken Side of Time (Gorman Bechard) for Best Narrative Feature, with The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies (Wiktor Ericsson) winning for Best Documentary Feature. The CineKink Choice awards were determined by audience ballot just following each eligible film's screening during the festival.
In the shorts competition, juried festival awards went to "Humain Chaleur" (Christophe Predari) for Best Dramatic Short, Another Happy Anniversary (Miranda Bailey) for Best Comedy Short, Dear Jiz (Ms. Naughty) and Trains (Paul Deeb) tied for Best Experimental Short, and Black Folk Don’t: Do BDSM (Angela Tucker) for Best Documentary Short. Honorable Best Mention awards were presented to Music Box (Anna Brownfield), Tom's Gift (Todd Verow and Charles Lum) and Un Bisous Americain (JM Darling).
The Leather Leadership Conference and Philadelphia Leather Pride announced this year's Keynote speaker as Jaco Lourens and Endnote speaker as Jo Arnone.
Keynote Speaker Jaco Lourens
Living through Apartheid as an openly gay man Jaco Lourens took Cape Town by storm. In 2009, he won the title of Mr. South Africa Leather and went on to take fourth place at International Mr. Leather in 2010. Jaco runs the Cape Town Chapter of South Africa Leather and along with his legal husband, Herman, has cofounded the Golden Gays Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that cares for aged gay men and women in their
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This speech was delivered on January 26, 2014 as the Sunday brunch keynote address at the Southwest Leather Conference held in Phoenix, AZ.
Good afternoon. For those of you I have not yet encountered in person this weekend, let me offer my rather late welcome to this conference. I hope you've been having a great time. I certainly have.
I would like to thank all of the organizers and volunteers at this conference with a special thanks to Joseph for asking me to be here this year. And thanks to everyone in attendance, all of you, for taking the time out of your weekend to listen to what