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July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ira Sachs’s Keep the Lights On has won the competition for the top Grand Jury Award for best dramatic feature at Outfest, the Los Angeles gay and lesbian film festival. Director Sachs also won the festival’s award for best screenplay. In awarding the prize for best feature to Sachs, the Outfest jury said it was “For masterfully constructing an emotionally honest portrait of a relationship that spans the better part of a decade and artfully weaving the mundane and the momentous.” Alan Cumming won the best actor award for his performance in Any Day Now. Fessa Pineda won the best actress trophy for Mosquita & Mari. The Audience Award for best feature went to Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine.