Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film, Sponsored by Yellow Cab Company
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL, Directed by Shawn Nee
For its moving examination of one man's emotional journey through a complex and systematic issue of inequity which currently affects, and will continue to affect, many of us.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film, Sponsored by CRE Rentals
I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE, Directed by Daniel Ribeiro
For its sensitive and original portrayal of a young man's self-realization of his sexuality, and for the quality of its direction, writing, and its performances.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film, Sponsored by Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
HABANA MUDA, Directed by Eric Brach
This year's winning documentary is a beautifully crafted narrative that reveals multiple worlds and gives us access to intimate moments and complex relationships. It's a very personal story that rises above the issues it explores, and entertains us in every moment.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film, Sponsored by The Standard
WEEKEND, Directed by Andrew Haigh
This year's winning international dramatic feature film is a touching, authentic portrayal of gay life as we truly experience it: not stylized, not glamorized, but heartfelt, perceptive and absorbingly real. From the first frame it manages to get beneath the artifice we are used to. In its own quiet, unflinching way it leaves you a little bit changed, and yet more yourself than you ever were.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, Sponsored by Glee
Nikohl Boosheri, CIRCUMSTANCE
For her fierce and sensual portrayal of a young woman struggling to balance the tumultuous landscape of her sexuality in a world in flux around her.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film, Sponsored by Macy’s
THE CAST OF PRIVATE ROMEO
For bringing fresh life to a timeless love story and infusing each moment with a 21st century immediacy that balances naked passion with longing and delivering it all with brilliant coherence.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Screenwriting, Sponsored by The New York Times
Stephen Cone, THE WISE KIDS
For a script that transports us to a world with rare authenticity and plunges into the lives of a myriad of characters with surprising depth and compassion and never judges its characters.
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film, Sponsored by The Caprio Trust
THE WISE KIDS, Directed by Stephen Cone
We were very moved by this film not only as a love letter to the community it depicts but as a universal portrayal of characters both coming of age and coming of middle age. We also believe this film represents American independent cinema at its best and marks the discovery of a filmmaker with a compelling cinematic voice.