Frameline30, the 30th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, ended Sunday night with announcements of the event's three major awards. Ned Farr's "The Gymnast," a drama about a female ex-gymnast who discovers a new life in the world of aerial dancing, received the Audience Award for Best Feature. The Dockers First Feature Award, with a prize of $10,000, went to Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil's "Stray Cats," a Philippine film about the love lives of a middle-aged advertising executive and her gay friend and landlord. The Michael J. Berg Documentary Award, which also has a $10,000 prize, was given to "Cruel and Unusual." Janet Baus, Dan Hunt and Reid Williams directed this film about the difficulties faced by pre-op transgender women who are held in men's prisons. SFGate.com reports.
By Indiewire | Indiewire June 29, 2006 at 12:57PM