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‘Watercolors,’ ‘Hamlet 2’ top Outfest

Gay and lesbian award show honors duo

“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.

Winners:

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

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
“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”

SCREENWRITING:
James Bolton, screenwriter, “Dream Boy”

DRAMATIC SHORT:
“Countertransference” directed by Madeleine Olnek

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
“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”

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Matt Wolf, director, “Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell”

AUDIENCE AWARDS:
HBO FIRST DRAMATIC FEATURE ($5,000 cash prize):
“Watercolors” directed by David Oliveras

DRAMATIC FEATURE:
“Hamlet 2” directed by Andrew Fleming

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
“A Place To Live” directed by Carolyn Coal

DRAMATIC SHORT:
“I’m Jin-Young” directed by Lee Sung-eun

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
“La Corona” (The Crown) by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega

SOUNDTRACK:
“Hamlet 2”

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