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Frameline Film Festival Names 2015 Awards Winners (Exclusive)

Frameline Film Festival Names 2015 Awards Winners (Exclusive)

Following a 10-day program of 180 LGBTQ films from 33 countries, Frameline’s 39th edition came to an end Sunday night in San Francisco. TOH! reveals the exclusive list of festival winners, feted at the Oasis Nightclub & Cabaret. 

Big winners include Chilean coming-out drama “In the Grayscale” (well-reviewed on the circuit) and kidnapping documentary “The Amina Profile,” which earned Sundance buzz. Earlier in the fest, the career-honoring Frameline Film Fest award went to doc-maker Jeffrey Schwarz, whose “Tab Hunter Confidential” screened for Frameline audiences (it will play Outfest in LA this Summer).

Juried Awards:

Outstanding First Feature Award: “In the Grayscale,” directed by Claudio Marcone.
Honorable mention: “Stories of Our Lives,” directed by Jim Chuchu.

Outstanding Documentary: “Alex & Ali,” directed by Malachi Leopold.

Honorable mention: “The Amina Profile” directed by Sophie Deraspe.

READ MORE: From Franco to Fassbinder, 10 Films to See at the SF Frameline Film Festival

Audience Awards:

Frameline39’s Audience Awards offer cash prizes to the favorite Feature ($1000), Documentary ($1000) and Short ($500).

Best Short: “Adrift in Sunset,” director Narissa Lee

Best Documentary: “Game Face,” director Michiel Thomas

Best Feature:
“Margarita, With a Straw,” co-directors Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar

Grant recipient for the Volunteer of the Year Award: Frameline39 Volunteer of the Year, Jackie Dennis, has selected Kenyan anthology “Stories of Our Lives.” This award is underwritten by an Anonymous donor and Frameline and carries a $2,000 grant for the selected filmmaker.

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