Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of Detroit's Hotter Than July (HTJ) week of events, we our proud to announce The Hotter Than July (2013): Film Festival. One of the newest additions to this year's Film Festival, is the debut of The Hotter Than July (2013): Film Festival Awards. Further honoring the best in black LGBT media, The Hotter Than July (2013): Film Festival Awards will allow the public to vote for their favorite black LGBT video production. For further details, please log on to http://www.HotterThanJuly.org

HOTTER THAN JULY (2013): Film Festival Award (Overview)

*  There is a total of 40 nominees, spanning over 10 categories

*  Nominees are selected by The Hotter Than July: Film Festival Committee

*  Nominated projects must be released between April 2011  -to-  April 2013

*  Nominated projects must be primarily black LGBT focused productions

*  Film Festival Award winners are selected by online community/public based votes

*  The Film Festival Award winners will be announced online July 25 2013