Following a fantastic 10-day run of over 180 films by, for and about the LGBT community, and on the heels of the landmark SCOTUS decision on Friday, San Francisco’s Frameline39 wrapped up last night with the announcement of their juried and audience awards for the 39th festival. In the Grayscale, the erotic Chilean mid-life coming of age film, won the festival’s top prize and was featured as a film to watch right here.
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
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
Frameline39’s Audience Awards offer cash prizes to the favorite Feature ($1000), Documentary ($1000) and Short ($500)
Grant recipient for the Volunteer of the Year Award: Frameline39 Volunteer of the Year, Jackie Dennis, chose the Kenyan anthology “Stories of Our Lives.” This award is underwritten by Frameline and an anonymous donor and comes with a $2,000 grant for the winning filmmaker.