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Frameline35 Outstanding Documentary Feature – Wish Me Away

The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday, June 26, 2011 and announced the Frameline35 Awards. Frameline35 Outstanding Documentary Feature was presented to Wish Me Away from directors Bobbie Birleffi & Beverly Kopf; the touching film follows the coming-out story of country singer Chely Wright, the first country music star to ever come out as openly gay.  Other awards include Frameline35 Outstanding First Feature awarded to the French film The Evening Dress (La Robe Du Soir) from director Myriam Aziza about twelve-year-old Juliette and her attraction to her French teacher, Madame Solenska.

Frameline Award

Margaret Cho

Juried Awards

Frameline35 Outstanding Documentary Feature
Wish Me Away directors Bobbie Birleffi & Beverly Kopf

Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature
Hit So Hard director P. David Ebersole

Frameline35 Outstanding First Feature
The Evening Dress director Myriam Aziza

Honorable Mention for First Feature
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same director Madeleine Olnek

Audience Awards

Frameline35 AT&T Audience Award, Best Documentary
Gen Silent director Stu Maddux

Frameline35 AT&T Audience Award, Best Feature
Tomboy director Céline Sciamma

Frameline35 AT&T Audience Award, Best Short
BaldGuy (Skalla Mann) director Maria Block

Volunteer of the Year Award

Volunteer of the Year: Bob Sullivan, who has been volunteering with Frameline for 18 years and this year screened over 50 programs to make his selection! Thanks to the Small Change Foundation.

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