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Ira Sachs' "Keep The Lights On" Takes Top Prizes at the 2012 Outfest Film Festival

Indiewire By Srimathi Sridhar | Indiewire July 23, 2012 at 11:18AM

"Keep The Lights On," Ira Sachs' drama about an intesely charged relationship between a documentary filmmaker and a closeted lawyer, took the Grand Jury Prizes for outstanding screenwriting and U.S. Dramatic Film at the 2012 Outfest, which closed Sunday night.
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"Keep the Lights On."

"Keep The Lights On," Ira Sachs' drama about an intesely charged relationship between a documentary filmmaker and a closeted lawyer, took the Grand Jury Prizes for outstanding screenwriting and U.S. Dramatic Film at the 2012 Outfest, which closed Sunday night.

The nation's leading LGBT film festival, now in its 30th year, Outfest ran from July 12 to July 22.

The complete list of winners follows:

Special Programming Awards:
Special Programming Award for Freedom: "I am a Woman Now," directed by Michiel van Erp
Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement: "She Male Snails," directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark
Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent: Marialy Rivas, Writer/Director

Audience Awards:
Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film: "A Force of Nature," directed by Barbara Kopple
Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film: "The First Date," directed by Janella Lacson
Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film: "I Stand Corrected," directed by Andrea Meyerson
Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film: "Any Day Now," directed by Travis Fine
Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film: "Mosquita Y Mari," directed by Aurora Guerrero ($5,000 cash prize)

Jury Awards:
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film: "The Devotion Project: More Than Ever," directed by Antony Osso
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film: "Dol (First Birthday)," directed by Andrew Ahn
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film: "Wildness," directed by Wu Tsang
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film: "My Brother the Devil," directed by Sally El Hosaini
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film: Fenessa Pineda, "Mosquita Y Mari"
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film: Alan Cumming, "Any Day Now"
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Screenwriting: Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, "Keep the Lights On"
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film: "Keep the Lights On," directed by Ira Sachs

For more information on the Outfest film festival, visit their website.

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