Out on Film: 2012 festival ‘largest ever’

Approximately 6,000 attendees caught one of the fest’s flicks, more than twice the number from 2011, organizers said.

Leading films were “Bear City 2,” “Cloudburst,” “Love or Whatever,” “Gayby,” “Keep The Lights On,” “A Perfect Ending,” Men’s Shorts, “I Want Your Love,” “Yossi” and “Naked As We Came.”

Out on Film also announced the 2012 award winners:

Audience Award winners for 2012

Best Overall Feature/Film: “Cloudburst” (Thom Fitzgerald)
Best Gay Themed Comedy: “Gayby” (Jonathan Lisecki)
Best Gay-Themed Drama: “I Do” (Glenn Gaylord)
Best Women’s Film: “Kiss Me” (Alexandra-Therese Keining)
Best Documentary: “Love Free or Die” (Macky Alston)
Best Male Short Film: “Groom’s Cake” (Chad Darnell) and “The Devotion Project: More Than Ever” (Antony Osso) tie
Best Female Short Film: “Tsuyako”

Juror Awards

Best Film: “Cloudburst” and “Gayby” (tie)
Best Actor: Ohad Knoller (“Yossi”)
Runner-up: Guillaume Gouix (“Beyond The Walls”)
Best Actress: Olympia Dukakis (“Cloudburst”) and Shayesteh Irani (“Facing Mirrors”) (tie)
Best Director: Negar Azarbayjani (“Facing Mirrors”) and David Lambert (“Beyond The Walls”) (tie)
Best Ensemble Cast: “Naked As We Came”
Best Documentary: “Jobriath A.D.”
Special Mention for Cinematography: “Beyond The Walls”
Special Mention for Actor to Watch: Matthew Wilkas (“Gayby”)


Top photo: Out on Film Festival Director Jim Farmer (left), seen here with his partner, Craig Hardesty (File photo)