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Entrant: Riga Tourism Development Bureau
Riga / Latvia
Sponsor/Client: Riga Tourism Development Bureau
Production Company: DDB Latvia & Nonsense TV


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Best of Festival Winner


“WHALE WISDOM” (Austria)

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
Vienna / Austria
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Executive Producers: Susanne Lummer, Sabine Holzer


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Bestor Cram, president of IQ (from left); Liz Margolies, executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network; Phyllis Famiglietti, editor of "What Goes Unsaid"; Lee Gluckman, Chairman of USIFVF and IQ Member


LGBT Cancer Network Award Received


Representatives from “What Goes Unsaid,” the 2019 IQ One World Award winner, received their award the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers at the group’s annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. It was presented by Bestor Cram, IQ president.


The winning work, from the National LGBT Cancer Network, New York City, addresses disparities in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. A statement from the Network notes the film "exposes the well-intentioned but misguided attempts at connection with trans and GNC patients, coupled with frank monologues about their REAL lives."


Liz Margolies, producer of "What Goes Unsaid" and Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, and Phyllis Famiglietti, editor of "What Goes Unsaid," accepted the award.

The IQ One World Award is sponsored and presented by the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ), which seeks to foster the interchange of ideas and information on the business of creating, the art of producing high-quality film, video and new media. Established in 1966, IQ celebrates over 50 years of an established global network of 'Trusted Filmmakers Connecting'.


Entrant: National LGBT Cancer Network
New York, NY
Production Company: National LGBT Cancer Network and Films for Nonprofits New York, NY
Producer: Liz Margolies, LCSW
Cinematographer/Director: Ken Ross
Additional Credits: Editor: Phyllis Famiglietti;
Liz Ellis Victorini



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