Frameline42 Awards Announced

Frameline is pleased to announce the winners of the Frameline42 Jury and AT&T Audience Awards, including the new AT&T Audience Award for Best Episodic. In case you want to see this in video form, check out our Facebook livestream here or at the bottom of this post.

Frameline42 Jury Awards

Retablo

RETABLO
Frameline42 First Feature Award, proudly underwritten by Wells Fargo
Directed by: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio L. 

A renowned artisan of intricate altarpieces known as retablos, Noé prepares his teenage son Segundo to carry on the family craft. But Noé’s clandestine homosexual life fractures their father-son bond within a conservative patriarchal culture where alleged crimes are met with brutal ostracism.
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When the Beat Drops

WHEN THE BEAT DROPS
Frameline42 Outstanding Documentary Jury Award
Directed by: Jamal Sims 

Famed choreographer Jamal Sims directs this bold, energetic documentary exploring “bucking,” a dance subculture popular within the black LGBTQ community in the South, from its beginnings at historically black colleges and universities, through its evolution at underground clubs, and on to fierce competitions at large venues.
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Frameline42 AT&T Audience Awards

Masks

MASKS
Frameline42 AT&T Audience Award – Best Short
Directed by: Mahaliyah Ayla O

A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family on the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.
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Giving Me Life In the Land of the Deadass

GIVING ME LIFE (IN THE LAND OF THE DEADASS)
Frameline42 AT&T Audience Award – Best Episodic
Directed by: Dafina Roberts

Insecure meets Brown Girls in this fresh queer episodic about a tight crew navigating the ups and downs of life as a twenty-something in New York City. 
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The Rest I Make Up

THE REST I MAKE UP
Frameline42 AT&T Audience Award – Best Documentary
Directed by: Michelle Memran

This fascinating documentary introduces viewers to award-winning Cuban playwright María Irene Fornés, an integral member of New York’s experimental theater scene and former lover of Susan Sontag. Even as she grapples with memory loss, Fornés radiates inquisitive curiosity and unquenchable creativity. This film is a Frameline Completion Fund recipient.
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For Izzy

FOR IZZY
Frameline42 AT&T Audience Award – Best Feature
Directed by: Alex Chu

Centered on an unexpected friendship between two Asian American women, For Izzy is a deeply compassionate and sweet-natured tale of resilience, told with a pitch-perfect blend of poignancy, humor, and grace.
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