Outfest Announces 2013 Award Winners

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that puts on its LGBT film festival every year, has announced the award winners for its 31st festival.

The 2013 awards are grouped in three categories: special programming awards, audience awards and jury awards.

Check out all of the winners below:

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Special Programming Awards

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Special Programming Award for Freedom

“Deepsouth,” directed by Lisa Biagiotti.

Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement 

“Animals,” directed by Marçal Forés.

Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent

Diego Ruiz, writer/director/actor.

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Audience Awards

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Matt Boger, left, and Tim Zaal from "Facing Fear."
Matt Boger, left, and Tim Zaal from “Facing Fear.”

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film

“Facing Fear,” directed by Jason Cohen.

Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film

“Wini + George,” directed by Benjamin Monie.

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film

“Bridegroom,” directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.

Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film

“Reaching for the Moon,” directed by Bruno Barreto.

Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film

“Geography Club,” directed by Gary Entin.

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Jury Awards

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Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Experimental Short Film

“She Gone Rogue,” directed by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst.

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film

“Performing Girl,” directed by Crescent Diamond.

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film

“Going South,” directed Leesong Hee-il.

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film

“Born this Way,” directed by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullman.

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film

“It’s All So Quiet,” directed by Nanouk Leopold.

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Guinevere Turner, “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?”

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film

Bill Heck and Marcus DeAnda, “Pit Stop.”

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Screenwriting

Chris Mason Johnson, “Test.”

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film

“Test,” directed by Chris Mason Johnson.

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