At first “Queer Palm branch”, the special prize of the Cannes film festival for the LGBT topics coverage, went full-length documentary.
The film directed by Sebastien Lifshitz “Terese’s Life” (Les Vies de Therese) is the story of the French feminists Therese Clerc. On their struggle for gender equality and gay rights activist, 88-year-old said on her deathbed. February 11, 2016 Terese died of cancer.
The best short film called the 13-minute tape “Gabber Lover” about two friends who fascination with dance and music. One of the heroines is unrequited in love with another.
Over the years, the winners of “Queer Palm branch” became Xavier Dolan with the drama “Laurence Anyway” and Gregg Araki for the film “Kaboom”, which became the first winner of this award-LGBT.
The Queer Palm is an independently sponsored prize for selected LGBT-relevant films entered into the Cannes Film Festival. The award was founded in 2010 by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira. It is sponsored by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, filmmakers of Jeanne and the Perfect Guy, The Adventures of Felix, Crustacés et Coquillages, and L’Arbre et la forêt. The award recognizes a film for its treatment of LGBT themes and gleans from among those films nominated or entered under Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, International Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight and the ACID section.