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Outfest Announces 2015 Winners

Outfest Announces 2015 Winners
Sebastian Silva’s “Nasty Baby,” Parvez Sharma’s “A Sinner in Mecca” and Andrew Nackman’s “Fourth Man Out” topped the winners, announced on Sunday, of Outfest, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Lgbt stories on the screen.

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival, presented by HBO, started July 9 and closes Sunday night with a screening of François Ozon’s “The New Girlfriend,” starring Cesar nominees Romain Duris and Anais Demoustier.

See below a full list of winners.

Audience Awards

Documentary Short

A Place in the Middle, Directed by Dean Hamer

Dramatic Short

The Letter, Directed by Angeles Cruz

Documentary Feature

The Glamour and the Squalor, Directed by Marq Evans

Dramatic Feature

Fourth Man Out, Directed by Andrew Nackman

First Us Dramatic Feature

Those People, Directed by Joey Kuhn

Grand Jury Awards

Documentary Feature Special Recognition

Tchindas, Directed by Pablo García Pérez de Lara

Documentary Feature Winner

A Sinner in Mecca,
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Outfest Film Festival 2015 Award Winners

Outfest Film Festival 2015 Award Winners
The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival ran July 9-19, closing Sunday with Francois Ozon's gender-bending melodrama “The New Girlfriend," starring Romain Duris and Anais Demoustier. The festival gives out audiences awards and three juries voted on shorts, narrative features and documentary awards (I voted on the doc jury). Read More: John Cameron Mitchell Gets Outfest Achievement Award. The Outfest Los Angeles 2015 Award Winners are listed below: Read More: Outfest 2015 Lineup has Nick Jonas, Christine Vachon, 'Beaver Trilogy' and More. Audience Awards: Documentary Short A Place in the Middle, Directed by Dean Hamer Dramatic Short The Letter, Directed by Angeles Cruz Documentary Feature The Glamour and the Squalor, Directed by Marq Evans Dramatic Feature Fourth Man Out, Directed by Andrew Nackman First Us Dramatic Feature Those People, Directed by Joey Kuhn Grand Jury Awards Documentary Feature Special Recognition For Excellence in Filmmaking we award a...
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'A Sinner In Mecca' among 2015 Outfest winners

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Parvez Sharma’s pilgrimmage to Mecca shot on an iPhone picked up a prize as the Lgbt festival in Los Angeles came to a close on Sunday night.

2015 Outfest ran from July 9-19 and closed with François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend.

Audience Awards

Dramatic Feature

Fourth Man Out, dir Andrew Nackman

Documentary Feature

The Glamour And The Squalor, dir Marq Evans

First Us Dramatic Feature

Those People, dir Joey Kuhn

Documentary Short

A Place In The Middle, dir Dean Hamer

Dramatic Short

The Letter, dir Angeles Cruz

Grand Jury Awards

Citations appear below as formulated by the juries

Documentary Feature Special Recognition

For Excellence in Filmmaking we award a Special Jury mention to Tchindas, a masterfully crafted intimate portrait of the courageous Cape Verdian trans community

Documentary Feature Winner

We award Best Documentary Feature to A Sinner In Mecca for gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma’s daring iPhone journey of acceptance into the heart of Islam.

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Frameline Completion Fund unveils winners

Frameline Completion Fund unveils winners
The nation’s only non-profit designed to aid in the funding, distribution and promotion of Lgbt films will support seven films through the final stages of their production after receiving a record 112 submissions.

Winning narrative features are Appropriate Behavior directed by Desiree Akhavan and Awol directed by Deb Shoval.

Documentaries features receiving grants are The Joneses directed by Moby Longinotto, Kumu Hina directed by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, Out Run directed by Johnny Symons and S Leo Chiang, Radical Love directed by Hillevi Loven and documentary short Sticks And Stones directed by Silas Howard.

“These seven phenomenal projects feature exquisite filmmaking craft and refreshingly bold voices in Lgbt cinema,” said Frameline’s director of exhibition and programming Des Buford. “It is a thrill for the organisation to support such a talented crop of dynamic filmmakers which includes both new artists and veteran mediamakers in this cycle of funding.”
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5 Films on Lgbt Lives to Celebrate Pride at Indiewire @ Hulu

June is Lgbt Pride Month, and this weekend is the culmination of Pride events in NYC. Recognizing this, Indiewire's latest curated Documentaries page for Hulu presents five films exploring the diversity of the Lgbt experience. Watch all these docs for free now! "Out in Silence" After filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer place their wedding announcement in Joe's rural hometown's newspaper, they inspire both a controversy and a desperate plea for help from a recently outed and now bullied teen. "Out in the Silence" follows the duo as they return to Oil City, Pa, to try to help the boy and find common ground with their opponents. "The Brandon Teena Story" Sadly, Brandon Teena didn't have this kind of support in rural Nebraska. In 1993, Teena - a female to male transgender - was discovered "passing" as a boy and murdered. Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir's "The Brandon Teena...
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"Out in Silence" Live on Snag

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson's "Out in Silence" will be presented as a live virtual screening today on SnagFilms. The film follows the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper. During the free, online premiere of the Emmy-nominated film, viewers will be able to join a live discussion with the film’s directors and pose questions on both ...
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Out In The Silence is a Powerful Documentary

Last Tuesday night I attended a screening of the film Out in the Silenceat a local library in Stratford, Pa. It was a very moving and transformational evening. The movie was very powerful in its message as was the question and answer discussion afterward. The documentary by Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer chronicles the journey of Joe to his boyhood home of Oil City, a small town in western Pennsylvania, after declaring his wedding to Dean, his gay partner, in his hometown paper. Wilson shares the written reactions he received, mostly negative from the hometown crowd. But one letter particularly caught his attention. It was from Kathy Springer who asked him for help in dealing with the abuse, physical and emotional, that her openly gay sixteen year old son, Cj, was receiving from his classmates at Joe's old...
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