This year’s recipients of GAYVN Awards are:
- Best Leather Video: “Folsom Leather”
- Best Specialty Release — Extreme: “FEAR”
- Best Videography: Brian Mills and Paul Wilde “H2O”
“FEAR” and “Folsom Leather” are both part of the co-branded TitanMen/Folsom line of hardcore leather/fetish films that have been designated the “Exclusive Leather/Fetish Films of the Folsom Street Fair.”
A portion of sales from these co-branded DVDs goes to fund nonprofit organizations specializing in gay men’s health and education. The first film in the series, “Folsom Filth,” won Best Specialty Release — Extreme at the 2007 GAYVN Awards. Due to the overwhelming success of the films Titan Media was able to donate $25,000 to Folsom Street Events for 2007.
“Having the most individual films awarded is a testament to the consistent quality of TitanMen films,” Titan Media Vice President Keith Webb said. “There seems to be a trend amongst some studios to make one high-quality movie a year in an attempt to win awards, followed by the release of mediocre films the rest of the year.
"At TitanMen we have always believed we need to make the very best film we can every single time and not cut corners on some films to fund others. These three film wins, along with the recent XBIZ award for GLBT Studio of the Year, shows we are staying true to our standards and delivering high quality films time after time. ”