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Outfest Announces 2020 Winners and Surprise 'Encore Week'

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Keep the popcorn popping. Outfest is still streaming!

In a surprise move, the Los Angeles LGBTQ+ film festival, which went digital this year, announced a special "Encore Week" on its Outfest Now app, where subscribers had been streaming the movies from this year's lineup.

Beginning Monday, August 31 and ending Monday, September 7, a selection of this year's films will be available once again, each for a 24-hour period. The cost for access to over 100 feature films and nearly all of the shorts is $24.99.

“We kept hearing from festival-goers that they just couldn’t keep up with all of the great films we were showcasing all week. We asked ourselves, don’t they deserve one more chance to see our best of fest? And, voila, we now have Outfest LA Encore Week," said Damien S. Navarro, Outfest's executive director. "This, following an exciting evening of awarding this year’s winning films, makes for a very exciting week leading up to Labor Day.”

The films of Encore Week include Cicada, Two of Us (Deux), Gossamer Folds, Minyan, Tahara, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, The Carnivores, Dry Wind, No Hard Feelings, Shiva Baby, Alice Junior, Cured, Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps, Ask Any Buddy, Your Mother’s Comfort, and Lily Tomlin: The Film Behind the Show.

See the winners of this year's Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival below. And learn more about Encore Week at outfestla2020.com.

Audience Awards

P.S. Burn This Letter Please

Experimental Short
Canis Major, directed by Charli Brissey

Documentary Short
Where My Girls, directed by Mads Engel

Narrative Short
Kapaemahu, directed by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson

Episodic
Hidden Canyons, directed by Brant Rotnem, Fawzia Mirza

Documentary Feature
P.S. Burn This Letter Please (pictured), directed by Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera

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

Debut Narrative Feature
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, directed by Ali LeRoi

Grand Jury Awards

Documentary Jury

Glenn Copeland

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature
Your Mother’s Comfort, directed by Adam Golub

Documentary Feature Special Mention
Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story (pictured), directed by Posy Dixon

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short
Heavenly Brown Body, directed by Leslie Foster

Documentary Short Special Mention
Where My Girls, directed by Mads Engel

International Narrative Shorts Jury

Babydyke

Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Short
Babydyke (pictured), directed by Tone Ottilie

International Narrative Short Film Special Mention
Instructions to Let Go, directed by Gustavo Gamero

U.S. Narrative Shorts Jury

In France Michelle Is a Man's Name

Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Narrative Short
In France Michelle is a Man’s Name (pictured), directed by Em Weinstein. This award is sponsored by Panavision and Iron Works providing an $80,000 camera and post-production package to the filmmaker towards their next project.

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

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

International Feature Film Jury

Los Fuertes

Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Feature
Los Fuertes (The Strong Ones) (pictured), directed by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

International Narrative Feature, Special Mention
Alice Junior (directed by Gil Baroni) & Dry Wind (directed by 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

Minyan

Grand Jury Prize for Best U.S. Narrative Feature
Minyan (pictured), directed by Eric Steel

U.S. Narrative Feature, Special Mention
Tahara, directed by 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

Magic Hour

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

Award for Freedom
Freedia Got a Gun, directed by Chris McKim

Artistic Achievement
Magic Hour (pictured), directed by Che Grayson

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