Sunday, July 19, 2009

Awards Watch: Outfest 2009

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to "nurturing, showcasing and protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) media", announced the award winners of its 27th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival this morning.

And the winners are:

Special Programming Awards:
- The Outfest 2009 Special Programming Award for Freedom: On These Shoulders We Stand, directed by Glenne McElhinney
- The Outfest 2009 Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement: Greek Pete, directed by Andrew Haigh
- The Outfest 2009 Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent: George O’Donnell, College Boys Live


Audience Awards:
- The Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film: Get Happy, directed by Mark Payne
- The Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film: Awakening, directed by Christian Tafdrup
- The Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Soundtrack: We Are the Mods, directed by E.E. Cassidy
- The Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, directed by Greta Olafsdottir and Susan Muska
- The Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film: Chef's Special, directed by Nacho G. Velilla
- The Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding First US Dramatic Feature Film: We Are the Mods, directed by E.E. Cassidy


Jury Awards:
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film: First and Loveless, directed by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullman
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film: The Bath, directed by Lee Mi-rang
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film: Off and Running, directed by Nicole Opper
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film: The Man Who Loved Yngve, directed by Stian Kristiansen
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film: Derrick L. Middleton in Rivers Wash Over Me
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film: Laura Harring in Drool
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Screenwriting: E.E. Cassidy for We Are the Mods
- The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award for Outstanding US Dramatic Feature Film: Mississippi Damned, directed by Tina Mabry



Outfest 2009 concludes tonight with the closing night screening of Adam Salky's Dare (check back tomorrow for Chris' review).

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