Frameline44 Award Winners

Outstanding First Feature, Best Feature, Best Documentary & Best Short Announced

Sep 30, 2020

At this year’s festival, Frameline handed out two sets of awards—the Frameline44 AT&T Audience Awards and the Frameline / San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle First Feature Award.

Frameline44 gave audiences the opportunity to weigh in on their personal favorites, issuing the annual AT&T Audience Awards in three categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Short Film. Choosing from the Festival’s eligible films, every ticket holder was able to cast a vote using a star-based rating system in Frameline’s Digital Screening Room.

The AT&T Audience Award for Narrative Feature went to Max Currie’s Rūrangi.

In the Documentary Feature category, the AT&T Audience Award went to Patrick Sammon & Bennett Singer’s Cured.

Competing with a wide array of exceptional shorts, Jett Garrison’s These Thems: Episode 1, took home the AT&T Audience Award for Short Film.

THE FRAMELINE / SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE FIRST FEATURE AWARD This year, for the first time, Frameline partnered with the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle to celebrate the achievement and artistry of a first-time feature filmmaker at Frameline44. The award winner was selected from among 11 eligible first-time features by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle. This year’s award winner was Filippo Meneghetti’s Two of Us (Deux).

The jury, comprising working film critics and journalists, stated that they were “impressed by the high quality of films in contention,” and hailed the winning film as “precisely composed and framed—a masterstroke so assured it seems like the work of a veteran filmmaker.”

Congratulations to all the increbily talented filmmakers who took part in Frameline44 & our June Pride Showcase.