BEST FILM FESTIVAL (1999)
This category will be no contest as long as U Film Society's Al Milgrom continues his annual workaholic binge otherwise known as the Mpls./St. Paul International Film Festival. The '99 edition flaunted 93 films from more than 35 countries, including a great many movies that had never played in this country and might never again. Nevertheless, we greatly appreciate the continued existence of the following runners-up: Asian Media Access's "Chinese Film Showcase"; U Film's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival; Walker Art Center's "Women in the Director's Chair" series; and the Twin Cities Black Film Project's Twin Cities Black Film Festival.