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Outfest Awards “Marine Story,” “Bearcity” with 2010 Awards

Outfest Awards "Marine Story," "Bearcity" with 2010 Awards

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

Audience Awards:

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

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