Hall Of Fame - Humanitarian Award - Best Documentary
Wolfgang Busch is an openly gay artistic and social activist, and a self-taught Documentarian/Filmmaker. He started his career in 1995, at the age of 40. He founded Art From The Heart LLC, because he saw a need to build an infrastructure for the under-served artistic communities.
Wolfgang’s first Historic LGBT Art Documentary How Do I Look was released in 2006, in which he takes you inside the Harlem Drag Ball Community. He shines the spotlight to the trend-setting Icons and Legends in fashion, dance, runway and music and why they inspire the biggest stars in pop culture, such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, and fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
They are the originators of the dance “Voguing,” featuring Willi Ninja, Jose Xtravaganza, and Pepper LaBeija, one of the originators of the Harlem Drag Balls as we know them today.
Flow Affair was released in 2011. Wolfgang is introducing to the public for the first time the Flagging Dance, and the evolution of Flow Arts, including the flagging, fanning, poi, voguing and the new floguing dance. Featured in Flow Affair are flagging sensation Xavier Caylor from San Francisco and fanning / floguing sensation Aaron Enigma from Chicago.
Wolfgang documented those dance forms that originated in the gay community and is recording the oral and performance history and legacy. In 2006, Wolfgang brought together the voguing and the flagging community for the first time, and together they created the new floguing dance. Flagging + Voguing = Floguing.
Wolfgang received for How Do I Look a Humanitarian Award in 2008, Best Documentary in 2007, the Marin Luther King "Keep The Dream Alive" Humanitarian award, and many other awards, rewards, and recognition from the Ballroom community and from within the LGBT and Straight communities worldwide.
Wolfgang was inducted into the LGBT Hall Of Fame for his contributions to Out music in 2015 and his company Art From The Heart Films was inducted into the Queens Hall of Fame for Best LGBT company in 2018.
Wolfgang inspires and motivates people from all walks of life and lectures at the most prestigious Universities and Community Based Organizations about LGBT artistic empowerment and HIV/AIDS awareness. His films are used by students for research and thesis and are making it into the history books.