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"Mods," "Damned," Lead Parade of Outfest Winners

A scene from E.E. Cassidy's "We Are The Mods." Image courtesy of Outfest.

Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, closed up its 27th edition this evening with a screening of Adam Salky’s “Dare," and the announcement of their annual awards. Tina Mabry's "Mississippi Damned" won the jury's prize for best U.S. narrative film, while Nicole Opper's "Off and Running" won for best documentary film and Stian Kristiansen's "The Man Who Loved Yngve" won for best international narrative film. Other major winners included E.E. Cassidy's "We Are The Mods," which won audience awards for best first U.S. feature and outstanding soundtrack, as well the jury prize for outstanding screenwriting (read an interview with Cassidy here).

indieWIRE will be publishing a dispatch from the festival tomorrow, but you can check out the full list of Outfest 2009's winners below:

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 & 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 U.S. Dramatic Feature Film (Cash Prize Of $5,000 From HBO)
We Are The Mods, Directed By E.E. Cassidy

Jury Awards

The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award For Outstanding Documentary Short Film
First And Loveliss, Directed By Shaun Kadlec & 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 S
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 Actress In A Feature Film
Laura Harring In Drool

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 Screenwriting
E.E. Cassidy, We Are The Mods

The Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Award For Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film
Mississippi Damned, Directed By Tina Mabry

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