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Frameline, the world's longest running Lgbt film festival, announced its 2013 winners for both audience and juried awards after wrapping up its 37th year this past Sunday. Michael Mayer's gay Israeli-Palestinian drama "Out in the Dark" received the Outstanding First Feature prize from jury members Robert Hawk, Joao Federici (Mix Brasil fest director) and Mel Pritchard (BuskFilms). Stacie Passon's indie tale of lesbian ennui "Concussion" -- well-reviewed at Tiff and Sundance -- garnered an honorable mention. Both of these films will screen in La at Outfest in July. (Read a fascinating interview with Passon via Women and Hollywood here.) Jury members M.T. Silva (Pixar), Masashi Niwao (CAAMFest director) and Joachim Post (programmer of the Hamburg Queer Film Festival) awarded Outstanding Documentary to Marta Cunningham's portrait of Lgbt violence "Valentine Road." Runners-up were Yoruba Richen's "The New Black" and SXSW hit "Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton" --. »


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