Outfest Award Winners Revealed as Andrew Ahn's 'Spa Night' Takes Grand Jury Prize

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'Spa Night'

Audience awards were presented to Nathan Adloff's 'Miles' and Annalise Ophelian's 'Major!'

Andrew Ahn’s Spa Night, a film about a young Korean-American coming to terms with his sexual identity, was recognized with the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, which concluded Sunday with a screening of Chris Kelly’s Other People, starring Jesse Plemons, Zach Woods, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Molly Shannon and June Squibb.

Joe Seo, who stars in Spa Night, also received a special mention for his performance.

The festival’s audience awards were presented to Nathan Adloff’s Miles, which received the U.S. Narrative Audience Award; Carly Usdin’s Suicide Kale, Audience Award for Best First U.S. Dramatic Feature; and Annalise Ophelian’s Major!, U.S. Documentary Audience Award.

A complete list of awards follows:

Audience Awards

U.S. Documentary Audience Award
Major!, directed by Annalise Ophelian

U.S. Narrative Audience Award
Miles, directed by Nathan Adloff

Audience Award for Best First U.S. Dramatic Feature
Suicide Kale, directed by Carly Usdin
 

Grand Jury Awards

Documentary Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking
Major!, directed by Annalise Ophelian

Documentary Grand Jury Prize
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, directed by Deborah Esquenazi

Special Mention for Outstanding Performance
Joe Seo, Spa Night

Best Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature
Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill

U.S. Grand Jury Prize
Spa Night, directed by Andrew Ahn

International Grand Jury Prize
Being 17, directed by Andre Techine; cowriter Celine Sciamma

International Special Mention
The Nest, directed by Filipe Matzenbacher and Marcio Reolon.

Best Documentary Short
These Cocksucking Tears, directed by Dan Taberski.

Best Narrative Short
Fake It, directed by Tzurit Hartzion.

Special Mention for Artistic Achievement
B., directed by Kai Stänicke
 

Special Programming Awards

Emerging Talent
Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Sara Jordenö, Kiki

Freedom
Tiffany Rhynard and Moises Serrano, Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

Artistic Vision
Kuba Czekaj, Baby Bump

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