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LGBTQ Out Film Connecticut Winners

By Charlotte Robinson, June 28, 2022

Out Film CT announced the winners of the 35th annual Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival Jury & Audience Awards. “Mascarpone” won the Audience Award for Best Feature & “Invisible” won for Best Documentary. In the Jury category “Finlandia” won for Best Feature Film & “Prognosis – Notes on Living” won for Best Documentary. Jaime Ortega Festival Co-Director stated, “We had an incredibly diverse collection of films this year from over 25 different countries spanning 6 continents & the awards reflect how the audience & jury really embraced that diversity, with winners from Italy, Mexico, India, Canada & right here in the United States. We are thrilled with the audience response & are delighted to share the results of their voting as well as the festival jury's selections as the best of the festival." In the 2022 Audience & Jury Awards filmmakers will share $3,500 in prize money. Shane Engstrom Festival Co-Director concluded, "The prize money we award is meant to assist filmmakers with the funding of their future projects. This year's honorees showcased the rich diversity of our community & we hope to assist them with continuing to tell the important stories of our diverse lives that rarely make it to the local cineplex." The 35th Out Film Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival was presented as a hybrid festival this year with feature films & short films screenings in-person screenings at the historic Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, the CT Science Center, Apple Cinemas as well as via virtual streaming. From over 650 submissions audiences & the jury had the opportunity to view & vote on over 100 full-length films & shorts. 

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