“Watercolors” and “Hamlet 2” led the field at Sunday’s Outfest awards ceremony, picking up two awards each.
HBO’s “Watercolors” received nods for first dramatic feature and actor in a feature film (Tye Olson) while “Hamlet 2” won in the dramatic feature and soundtrack categories.
Outfest celebrates the wide range of films and filmmakers in the lesbian and gay communities.
Other winners included Thomas Gustafson’s “Were the World Mine” (U.S. dramatic feature) and Lucia Puenzo’s “XXY” (international dramatic feature).
Matt Woolf, director of “Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell,” received the artistic achievement award.
OUTFEST 2008 FILM COMPETITION WINNERS
GRAND JURY AWARDS:
U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE (HEINEKIN RED STAR AWARD):
“Were The World Mine” directed by Thomas Gustafson
INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURE:
“XXY” directed by Lucia Puenzo
“Sex Positive” directed by Daryl Wein
ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM:
Tye Olson” in Watercolors
ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM:
Nicole Bilderback in “The New Twenty”
James Bolton, screenwriter, “Dream Boy”
“Countertransference” directed by Madeleine Olnek
“La Corona” (“The Crown”) directed by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING AWARDS:
“OUTFEST FREEDOM AWARD:
“Football Under Cover” directed by David Assmann and Ayat Najafi
EMERGING TALENT ($5,000 product grant from Kodak):
Dave O’Brien, director, “Equality U”
Matt Wolf, director, “Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell”
HBO FIRST DRAMATIC FEATURE ($5,000 cash prize):
“Watercolors” directed by David Oliveras
“Hamlet 2” directed by Andrew Fleming
“A Place To Live” directed by Carolyn Coal
“I’m Jin-Young” directed by Lee Sung-eun
“La Corona” (The Crown) by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega