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MFA 2012 Alumna Patty Newton winner of the Shawn A. Moore Prize for Texas Filmmaking


The producers of Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival have announced UT Arlington MFA Graduate, Patty Newton, as the winner of the Shawn A. Moore Prize for Texas Filmmaking.

For the past several years, Q Cinema has cemented its reputation as a proponent of Texas films and filmmakers by giving out a cash prize to further the efforts of Lone Star storytellers. Named after Q Cinema's co-founder, Shawn A. Moore, the award insures that aspiring filmmakers have the much-needed funds to further pursue their goal of telling their stories and the stories of others. All of the awards were chosen based on program committee panel reviews or audience ratings.

The four-day festival – held May 31-June 3 at the historic Rose Marine Theater – featured nearly 40 films from 11 countries, including World, U.S., Southwest and Texas premieres, along with appearances by several filmmakers.