Ira Sachs' 'Keep the Lights On' Wins Outfest Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Feature

1:57 PM PST 07/22/2012 by Gregg Kilday

Audience Awards go to Travis Fine's "Any Day Now" and Andrea Meyerson's "I Stand Corrected."

Ira SachsKeep the Lights On took home the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic feature at Outfest, the 30th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The feature, which Music Box Films will release Sept. 7, charts the ups-and-downs of a long-term relationship. It also earned a screenwriting prize for Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias.

Grand Jury Awards were also presented to Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother the Devil, named Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film, and Wu Tsang’s Wildness, named Outstanding Documentary Feature Film.

The Audience Award winners included the dramatic feature Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, and the documentary I Stand Corrected, directed by Andrea Meyerson.

The festival concludes Sunday night with a screening of Brian Dannelly’s Struck by Lightning, starring Chris Colfer.

 

The complete list of winners:

Special Programming Awards

Special Programming Award for Freedom

I AM A WOMAN NOW, Directed by Michiel van Erp 

Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement   

SHE MALE SNAILS, Directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark

Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent

Marialy Rivas, Writer/Director, YOUNG & WILD

 

Audience Awards

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film

A FORCE OF NATURE, Directed by Barbara Kopple

Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film

THE FIRST DATE, Directed by Janella Lacson

Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film

I STAND CORRECTED, Directed by Andrea Meyerson

Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film

ANY DAY NOW, Directed by Travis Fine

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

MOSQUITA Y MARI, Directed by Aurora Guerrero

 

Jury Awards

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film

THE DEVOTION PROJECT: MORE THAN EVER, Directed by Antony Osso

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film

DOL (FIRST BIRTHDAY), Directed Andrew Ahn

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film

WILDNESS, Directed by Wu Tsang

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film

MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, Directed by Sally El Hosaini

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film

Fenessa Pineda, MOSQUITA Y MARI

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film

Alan Cumming, ANY DAY NOW

Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Screenwriting

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

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

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, Directed by Ira Sachs

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