The 2021 Out on Film Award Winners

Jury Awards

Best Narrative Feature
(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)
(Director: Henrika Kull)
Best First Feature  
The Novice 

(Director: Lauren Hadaway)
Best Drama Short Film

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

(Director of Photography: Edward Martinez) 
Best Director

Lauren Hadaway
(The Novice)
Best Screenplay

Kelly Walker
(My Fiona)
Best Ensemble

Audience Awards

Best Narrative Feature (TIE)

(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

(Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen) 

Best International Film Runner-up 

(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

(Director: Matt Porter)
Best Horror Short Film

(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)
(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)