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FilmOut 2015 Awards have been announced

The results are in from the FilmOut’s 2015 San Diego Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

“Drown” and “I am Michael” took away the most awards.

“Drown” taking six nods, including Best Narrative Feature and Matt Levett for Best actor.

“I Am Michael” took away 8 awards including Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress to Emma Roberts.

The Audience was clearly impressed with “I Am Michael” as they awarded the film Best First Narrative Feature and Best Actor for James Franco’s performance of Michael Glatze, the controversial managing editor of XY magazine. Best Screenplay went to Justin Kelley for the film.

Documentaries were a big part of FilmOut this year. “Tab Hunter: Confidential” garnered not only the Best Documentary Festival award, but the audience award as well. Hunter also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s showcase.

Not many comedies were in the line-up of films this year, but Andrea Grano and Tara Karsian tied for Best Actress in a Feature Film for their roles in “BFFs.”

Missing from the list of winners was Matt Riddlehoover’s male pregnancy comedy “Paternity Leave” and porn documentary “Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story.”

Here is a full list of this year's award winners:

FilmOut Festival Awards:

2015 FilmOut Festival Awards Best Narrative Feature — Dean Francis — DROWN

Best First Narrative Feature — Justin Kelly — I AM MICHAEL

Best International Feature — Philippe Audi-Dor — WASP

Best Documentary — Jeffrey Schwarz — TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL

Best Overall Short Film — Marc Cleary & Craig Robert Young — PEPPER

Best Male Short Film — Flavio Alves — TOM IN AMERICA

Best Female Short Film — Cristine Berglund & Sophie Vukovic — 09:55–11:05, INGRID EKMAN, BERGSGATAN, 4B

Best International Short Film — Fábio Freitas — ÉDEN

Best Actor in a Feature Film — Matt Levett — DROWN

Best Actress in a Feature Film — Elly Condron — WASP

Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Harry Cook — DROWN

Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Emma Roberts — I AM MICHAEL

Best Direction — Justin Kelly — I AM MICHAEL

Best Screenplay — Andrea Grano & Tara Karsian — BFFs

Best Cinematography — Dean Francis — DROWN

Best Soundtrack — Ian Kitney — DROWN 2015

FilmOut Audience Awards:

Best Narrative Feature — Justin Kelly — I AM MICHAEL

Best International Feature — Josh Kim — HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME)

Best Documentary — Jeffrey Schwarz — TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL

Best Overall Short Film — Leandro Tadashi — TOMORROW

Best Actor in a Feature Film — James Franco — I AM MICHAEL

Best Actress in a Feature Film — Tie: Andrea Grano & Tara Karsian — BFFs

Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Zachary Quinto — I AM MICHAEL

Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Emma Roberts — I AM MICHAEL

Best Screenplay — Justin Kelly — I AM MICHAEL 2015

FilmOut Programming Awards The Festival and Programming Directors are responsible for these awards: Freedom Award — Erica Tremblay — IN THE TURN

Outstanding Emerging Talent — Michiel Thomas — GAME FACE

Outstanding Artistic Achievement — Dean Francis — DROWN

Lifetime Achievement Award — Tab Hunter