Frameline41 Awards Announced

Jury: First Feature, Outstanding Documentary | Frameline41 AT&T Audience Awards: Best Short, Best Documentary, & Best Feature

Jun 27, 2017

Frameline is thrilled to announce the winners of this year's jury and Frameline41 AT&T Audience Awards. In case you want to see this in video form, you can watch the livestream of the announcement on our Facebook page or at the bottom of this post.

Frameline41 Jury Awards

THE WOUND
Frameline41 First Feature Award, proudly underwritten by Wells Fargo    
Directed by: John Trengove 

Xolani's clandestine love affair with a fellow caregiver adds dramatic tension and a swirl of competing emotions to this beautifully acted story-well received at its 2017 Sundance Film Festival debut-in which an ancient and accepted culture collides with secret and sometimes dangerous passions.
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SATURDAY CHURCH
Honorable Mention, Frameline41 First Feature Jury     
Directed by: Damon Cardasis 

After the unexpected death of his father, Ulysses, a shy, gender-nonconforming teen, faces a sudden onslaught of painful realities at home. His mom, exhausted from back-to-back shifts, enlists the help of her strict, religious aunt Rose to oversee him and his younger brother. Already a target of locker-room bullies at school, Ulysses now must endure Rose's wrath after she catches him trying on his mom's nylon stockings and high heels.
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Strong Island

Photo by: © Yanceville Films

STRONG ISLAND
Frameline41 Outstanding Documentary Jury Award     
Directed by: Yance Ford 

Strong Island is slang for Long Island, where filmmaker Yance Ford and his family grew up. Having fled the racism of the Jim Crow South during the 1960s, his parents hoped they would be freer from institutionalized injustice in their new neighborhood. But two weeks before the Rodney King riots, Yance’s 24-year-old-brother, William, was murdered by a white 19-year-old car mechanic.
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Chavela

CHAVELA
Honorable Mention, Frameline41 Documentary Jury      
Directed by: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi 

This is a larger-than-life portrait of one of the toughest, most talented singers of her generation, the iconic chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas - a favorite of filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. She was a macha lesbian who forcefully played by her own subversive rules. 
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Frameline41 AT&T Audience Awards

Curmudgeons

CURMUDGEONS
Frameline41 AT&T Audience Award – Best Short     
Directed by: Danny DeVito

A potty-mouthed octogenarian in an assisted living facility gets a big-time surprise engineered by his daughter, in this funny and endearing sketch directed (and with a delightful cameo) by Danny DeVito.
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Chavela

CHAVELA
Frameline41 AT&T Audience Award - Best Documentary       
Directed by: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi 

This is a larger-than-life portrait of one of the toughest, most talented singers of her generation, the iconic chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas - a favorite of filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. She was a macha lesbian who forcefully played by her own subversive rules. 
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God's Own Country

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
Frameline41 AT&T Audience Award - Best Feature       
Directed by: Francis Lee 

Francis Lee's striking debut feature, winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Directing award, tells the rich story of John Saxby, a hard-drinking Yorkshire lad who keeps his emotions in check until an irrepressible (and sexy) Romanian immigrant comes to help out on the family farm.
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