RightOutTV names LGBT video award winners

Posted on 28 Nov 2011 at 9:26am

On Sunday, the web-based LGBT music channel RightOutTV named its first winners in its inaugural RightOutTV Video Awards. The nominees were a healthy list of bands and solo artists across the spectrum and judges narrowed down the field to winners in 13 categories.

“Many of the judges reported that it was difficult picking just one winner from such an incredible pool of talent,” awards co-producer Tully Callender said.

“It made us beam with pride knowing that many of the artists were being exposed to these industry professionals for the first time and they were completely impressed…but we knew they would be,” added Marlee Walchuk, Tully’s wife and the other half of the RightOutTV production team.

And the winners are after the jump.

FAN FAVE AWARD: Melissa Ferrick for “Still Right Here”
Director: Stephanie Stender
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LIVE VIDEO: Terry Christopher for “Man Enough”
MOST MOVING VIDEO: Declan Bennett for “Freer”
Director: Dante Russo
BEST COMIC VIDEO: Harry C.S. Wingfield for “Hallelujah”
BEST DANCE / ELECTRONIC (DIY) VIDEO: Shawn Thomas for “Out in This World”
BEST DANCE ELECTRONIC (PRO) VIDEO: The Young Professionals for “D.I.S.C.O.”
BEST FOLK/ROOTS/JAZZ VIDEO (DIY): Julie Clark for “Courage of Our Convictions”
DIY Director: Peter Hackes
BEST FOLK/ROOTS/JAZZ VIDEO (PRO): Brett Every for “Prince Charming”
Director: Byron Quandary
BEST HIP HOP/URBAN/R&B VIDEO: Lester Greene for “Russian Roulette
Director: Christine Pigott
BEST POP/ROCK VIDEO (DIY): Blinded By Stardust for “Cleared and Removed”
BEST POP/ROCK VIDEO (PRO): Melissa Ferrick for “Still Right Here”
Director: Stephanie Stender
BEST VIDEO (DIY): Avi Wisnia for “Rabbit Hole”
DIY Directors: Seth Kroll & Alan Cohen
BEST VIDEO (PRO): Arro Verse for “Don’t Be My Boo Boo
Director: Robyn Dettman

Watch the video announcement of the winners below.

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