Outfest Wraps, Names Winners; Film Society Adds
Members To NYFF Selection Committee

Compiled by Mark Rabinowitz

>> "Edge of Seventeen" Is Big Winner At L.A. Gay & Lesbian Festival

David Moreton & Todd Stephens' "Edge of Seventeen" picked up four Outie
awards, including the Grand Jury Prizes for OUTstanding Narrative
Feature, Screenwriting (Todd Stephens) and Actor in a Feature Film
(Chris Stafford), as well as the Audience Award for Narrative Feature,
which was a tie with German comedy "Everything Will Be Fine (Alles Wird
)" which was directed by Angelina Maccarone and written by Fatima

The other Grand Jury Prizes included: OUTstanding Foreign Narrative
Feature, "Dakan," directed by Mohamed Camara; Documentary Feature
"Party Monster," directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato; Honorable
Mention from the Grand Jury for Documentary Feature "Out of the Past,"
directed by Jeff Dupre, and OUTstanding Actress in a Feature Film
Angelina Jolie for "Gia." The Grand Jury award for Emerging Talent was a
tie between Will Gould ("Wolves Of Kromer") and Jeanette Buck ("Out of
") Sponsors of the Grand Jury awards include: Gramercy Pictures,
David Lee, Showtime, Fine Line Features and United Talent Agency.

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>> NY Film Festival Expands Selection Committee

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the addition of two
members to the New York Film Festival Selection Committee. John Powers,
film critic for Vogue and Dave Kehr, film critic for the New York Daily
News will join the committee's two permanent members, Film Society
staffers Wendy Keys and Richard Pena, and NYU film historian Robert
Sklar. Pena is the Chairman of the Selection Committee. In addition to
Vogue, Powers is the film critic for National Public Radio's "Fresh Air"
and was the film critic for the L.A. Weekly from 1985 - 93. He is also a
member of the National Society of Film Critics. Kehr became the first
staff film critic at The Chicago Reader in 1975, and in 1986 he replaced
Gene Siskel as the first-string critic for the Chicago Tribune, joining
the Daily News in New York in 1993. He was previously a member of the
NYFF's Selection Committee from 1984 - 87.