The 17th AnnualNewFest, the New York lesbian and gay film festival, finished over the weekendwith the presentation of its annual film-maker awards.

The ShowtimeVanguard Award went to Yair Hochner's drama Good Boys, while the Best US Narrative Feature went to KyleSchickner's story of race and sexuality in the Deep South, Strange Fruit.

The Best USScreenplay Award went to Jenni Olson's The Joy Of Life, and Best Foreign Narrative Feature waswon by Anahi Berneri's Argentinian picture A Year Without Love.

Best DocumentaryFeature went to Nicole Conn's chronicle of a premature birth's effect on a familyin Little Man. GarthBardsley's Latch Keywon in the best short category.

In the Audience Awards category Samantha Farinella'sdocumentary road movie Left Lane tookBest Feature honours and Madeleine Olnek's Hold Up won in the shorts category.

The Vito RussoAward and funding provision went to Jonathan Caouette's Untitled MontageProject, a hallucinatoryexploration of stardom and movie aesthetics that blends three pictures from the1970s.