At the 46th Annual Denver Film Festival, gay filmmaker Andrew Haigh was honored with the festival’s second-ever CinemaQ LaBahn Ikon Film Award. Previously awarded to Colman Domingo, the award recognizes Haigh’s film All of Us Strangers for its creative excellence, outstanding impact and representation of LGBTQ people.
“Telling queer stories has always been very important to me, so to receive this award at the Denver Film Festival is a real honor,” Haigh tells GLAAD.
Starring Paul Mescal and Adam Scott, the highly anticipated film is set to release on December 22nd through Searchlight Pictures. The story follows Adam (Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.
The CinemaQ Film Festival, hosted at venues across Denver, took place on Nov. 3 – 12, showcasing 186 feature-length films, documentaries and shorts from across the globe, including Oscar submissions from 16 countries.