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SFGate: “The Gymnast” wins best feature at LGBT film festival

SFGate: "The Gymnast" wins best feature at LGBT film festival

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. reports.

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