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Outfest 2011 Winners Announced

The 29th Annual Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival OUTFEST culminated with the announcement of its winners on Sunday.

Here is the list of winners.

Special Programming Awards

Special Programming Award for Freedom
Sponsored by GLAAD
NO LOOK PASS, Directed by Melissa Johnson

Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement
Sponsored by APA
THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, Directed by Marie Losier

Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent
Sponsored by Greenhouse Studios
Madeleine Olnek, Writer/Director of CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME

Audience Awards

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film
Sponsored by Ramada Plaza Hotel West Hollywood
SAME DIFFERENCE, Directed by Catherine Opie & Lisa Udelson

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film
Sponsored by World of Wonder (cash prize of $1,500 from WOW)
WE WERE HERE, Directed by David Weissman & Bill Weber

Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film
Sponsored by Wolfe Video
TSUYAKO, Directed by Mitsuyo Miyazaki

Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film
Sponsored by Relativity Media
3, Directed by Tom Tykwer

Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film
Sponsored by HBO (cash prize of $5,000 from HBO)
CIRCUMSTANCE, Directed by Maryam Keshavarz

Jury Awards

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film
Sponsored by Yellow Cab Company
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL, Directed by Shawn Nee

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film
Sponsored by CRE Rentals
I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE, Directed by Daniel Ribeiro

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film
Sponsored by Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
HABANA MUDA, Directed by Eric Brach

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film
Sponsored by The Standard
WEEKEND, Directed by Andrew Haigh

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film
Sponsored by Glee
Nikohl Boosheri, CIRCUMSTANCE

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
Sponsored by Macy?s
THE CAST OF PRIVATE ROMEO

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Screenwriting
Sponsored by The New York Times
Stephen Cone, THE WISE KIDS

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film
Sponsored by The Caprio Trust
THE WISE KIDS, Directed by Stephen Cone