The 2021 Out on Film Award Winners

Jury Awards

Best Narrative Feature
Sweetheart 
(Director: Marley Morrison)
 
Best Documentary
Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music 

(Director: T.J. Parsell)
 
Best International Film (TIE)
A Distant Place 

(Director: Kun-Young Park)
Bliss 
(Director: Henrika Kull)
 
Best First Feature  
The Novice 

(Director: Lauren Hadaway)
 
Best Drama Short Film
Inertia 

(Director: Mat Johns)
 
Special Award for Excellence in Cinematography – Short Film
Flames 

(Director of Photography: Edward Martinez) 
 
Best Director

Lauren Hadaway
(The Novice)
 
Best Screenplay

Kelly Walker
(My Fiona)
 
Best Ensemble
Sweetheart

Audience Awards

Best Narrative Feature (TIE)
Firebird 

(Director: Peter Reebane) 
All Boys Aren’t Blue 
(Director: Nathan Hale Williams)
 
Best Documentary
Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music 

(Director: T.J. Parsell)

Best Documentary Runner-up 
Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way 

(Directors: William T. Horner, Stacey Worlfel) 
 
Best International Film
Flee 

(Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen) 

Best International Film Runner-up 
Mascarpone 

(Directors: Alessandro Guida, Matteo Pilati)
 
Best Comedy
Potato Dreams of America 

(Director: Wes Hurley) 
 
Best Narrative Short Film (TIE)
Sheer Qorma 

(Director: Faraz Arif Ansari)  
As Simple as That 

(Director: Luciana Bitencourt) 
 
Best Comedy Short Film
Flex 

(Director: Matt Porter)
 
Best Horror Short Film
Griffica 

(Director: C.J. Arellano)
 
Best Animated Short Film (TIE)
Together Again 

(Director: Stuart Ruston) 
My Aunties 
(Director: Richard O’Connor)
 
Best Local Short Film
Over My Dead Body 

(Director: Quinlan Orear) 

Best Local Short Film Runner-up (TIE)
Black Boi Majik 

(Director: Lyrik London)
Flames 
(Directors: Deondray Gassfield, Quincy Le Near) 
 
Best Trans Short Film
Before the Eruption 

(Director: Roberto Pérez Toledo) 
 
Best Web Series 
I am Syd Stone 

(Director: Denis Theriault)