How good? How gay?

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Every year at the conclusion of QFest, we throw you some thumbs-ups (and a few downs) so you can look forward to checking some of the latest LGBT-centric films in the coming winter dreariness as they hit the mainstream markets.

This year was heavy on documentaries, films from Israel and African-American stories and had more short films than ever.

Here is a sampling of what we saw, what we liked and just how gay they were. Next year, QFest celebrates 20 years July 10-21.

The 2013 QFest Audience Award winners are: • Best Documentary: The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen • Best Feature: Out In the Dark, directed by Michael Mayer • Best Comedy: Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf, directed by Anna Margarita Albelo • Best Short: Spooners, directed by Bryan R. Horch • Honorable Mention: The Rugby Player, directed by Scott Gracheff — Scott Drake