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Los Fuertes (The Strong Ones), directed by Omar Zúñiga
Los Fuertes (The Strong Ones), directed by Omar Zúñiga

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival announced the winners of this year’s festival. Los Fuertes (The Strong Ones), directed by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo won the Audience award for Best Narrative Feature and the Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Feature. Minyan, directed by Eric Steel won the Grand Jury Prize for Best U.S. Narrative Feature.

P.S. Burn This Letter Please, directed by Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; with Your Mother’s Comfort, directed by Adam Golub winning the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature.

For Encore Week, which began Monday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 7, festival winners, feature film favorites and nearly the entire shorts program of over 100 films, will rotate daily for 24-hours.

Outfest Los Angeles 2020 Award Winners

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Experimental Short: Canis Major, dir. Charli Brissey

Documentary Short: Where My Girls, dir. Mads Engel

Narrative Short: Kapaemahu, dir. Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson

Episodic: Hidden Canyons, dir. Brant Rotnem, Fawzia Mirza

Documentary Feature: P.S. Burn This Letter Please, dir. Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera

Narrative Feature: Los Fuertes (The Strong Ones), dir. Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

Debut Narrative Feature: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, dir. Ali LeRoi

GRAND JURY AWARDS

Documentary Jury

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature: Your Mother’s Comfort, dir. Adam Golub

Documentary Feature Special Mention: Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, dir. Posy Dixon

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short: Heavenly Brown Body, dir. Leslie Foster

Documentary Short Special Mention: Where My Girls, dir. Mads Engel

International Narrative Shorts Jury

Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Short: Babydyke, dir. Tone Ottilie

International Narrative Short Film Special Mention: Instructions to Let Go, dir. Gustavo Gamero

U.S. Narrative Shorts Jury

Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Narrative Short: In France Michelle is a Man’s Name, dir. Em Weinstein

U.S. Narrative Short Special Mentions: Tape (dir. Jojo Erholz) & Flex (dir. Matt Porter)

Special Mention for Performance: Chris Petrovski, How to Say I Love You at Night

International Feature Film Jury

Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Feature: Los Fuertes (The Strong Ones), dir. Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

International Narrative Feature, Special Mention: Alice Junior (dir. Gil Baroni) & Dry Wind (dir. Daniel Nolasco)

Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance in an International Narrative Feature: Thiessa Woinbackk, Valentina

Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, International Narrative: Faraz Shariat & Paulina Lorenz, No Hard Feelings

U.S. Narrative Feature Jury

Grand Jury Prize for Best U.S. Narrative Feature: Minyan, dir. Eric Steel

U.S. Narrative Feature, Special Mention: Tahara, dir. Olivia Peace

Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, U.S. Narrative: Emma Seligman, Shiva Baby

Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance, U.S. Narrative: Sasha Knight, Cowboys

Special Programming Awards

Emerging Talent: Terrance Daye, director of -Ship: A Visual Poem

Award for Freedom: Freedia Got a Gun, dir. Chris McKim

Artistic Achievement: Magic Hour, dir. Che Grayson

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