In a ceremony Sunday morning at the DGA Theater in West Hollywood, LA's LGBT Film Festival, Outfest, announced the award winners for their 28th annual fest. The ceremony, hosted by LA drag queen Momma, focused on celebrating films that uncovered stories that have not yet been told. The fest honored "A Marine Story" with three awards (Best U.S. Feature, Best Actress, and the Feature Audience Award). Ned Farr's film, a searing indictment of the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy stars Dreya Weber as a tough recently discharged servicewoman who must mentor a young woman who, in dire straits, must join the military.
The entire list of awards:
Grand Jury Awards:
US Narrative Feature: "A Marine Story," Ned Farr
Screenwriting: Douglas Langway and Lawrence Ferber, "Bearcity"
Actor in a Feature Film: Stephen Guarino, "Bearcity"
Actress in a Feature Film: Dreya Weber, "A Marine Story"
International Feature: "The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister," James Kent
Documentary Feature: "Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields," Kerthy Fix and Gail O'Hara
Narrative Short Film: "Samaratin," Magnus Mork
Documentary Short Film: "Close (Pod Bluzka)," Lucia Von Horn Pagano
First Narrative Feature: "The Four-Faced Liar," Jacob Chase
Narrative Feature: "A Marine Story," Ned Farr
Documentary Feature: "Forever's Gonna Start Tonight," Michelle Lawler
Narrative Short Film: "You Move Me," Gina Hirsch
Documentary Short Film: "I'm Just Anneke," Jonathan Skurnik
Special Programming Awards:
Freedom Award: "The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls," Leanne Pooley
Outstanding Emerging Talent: Drew Droege, ("Go Go Reject," "Fagney and Gaycey")
Outstanding Artistic Achievement: "Undertow (Contracorriente)," Javier Fuentes-Leon