Elliot Page can be honored with the Outfest Annual Achievement Award on the 2021 Outfest L.A. LGBTQ Film Festival, the nonprofit group introduced Monday.
Outfest goals to advertise queer empathy among the many public and protect LGBTQIA+ tales and voices. Page — who got here out as transgender in December 2020 — will obtain the celebrated award for his contributions to LGBTQIA+ tales, arts and media visibility.
The award can be introduced by Kieran Medina, the lead programmer of Outfest L.A.’s Annual Trans & Nonbinary Summit, at Outfest L.A.’s Closing Night Gala on Aug. 22 on the Orpheum Theatre.
“It gives me great honor to be the recipient of this year’s Outfest Annual Achievement Award and represent the LGBTQ+ community,” Page stated in a information launch. “Now more than ever, it is so important for our voices to be amplified and represented in film and media, and for people to hear our stories.”
Page is most recognized for his performing roles in “Juno,” “The Umbrella Academy,” “Hard Candy” and “Inception,” to call just some. His directorial debut, “There’s Something in the Water,” was launched globally on Netflix final yr. Additionally, Elliot created and produced the two-time Emmy-nominated documentary collection “Gaycation,” government produced by Spike Jonze and Shane Smith for Viceland. The collection follows Elliot and Ian Daniel as they discover LGBTQ+ tradition and make clear the usually harsh realities going through queer communities the world over.
“When determining the recipient of our highest honor we look for those that have been a powerful representative for our community, that have soared to the highest levels of recognition for their talent and who have stepped into the shoes themselves as an independent filmmaker and creator. There is no one more poised to receive this year’s Outfest Annual Achievement Award than Elliot,” Damien S. Navarro, Outfest government director, stated. “His courage, advocacy and personal journey have made him one of the most admired and respected public figures of his generation and his talent and voice are leading a new generation within the LGBTQIA+ and entertainment community.”
Past recipients of the Outfest Annual Achievement Award embody Todd Haynes, Bill Condon, John Waters, Kimberly Pierce, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Angela Robinson and Nisha Ganatra.
This yr, Outfest Los Angeles will even collaborate with IMDb, because the platform’s scores can be used to pick out the official Outfest Los Angeles Audience Award winners.
“IMDb is committed to celebrating content reflective of our diverse global audience, including helping entertainment fans discover a new generation of LGBTQ+ stories and storytellers,” Jacqueline Lyanga, head of range, fairness and inclusion for IMDb and IMDbPro, stated. “Collaborating with Outfest Los Angeles allows us to leverage our trusted and authoritative ratings data to highlight some of the breakout films at this year’s festival that most resonate with audiences.”
The 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is introduced by WarnerMedia. For tickets, the complete pageant lineup and extra info, try outfestla2021.com.
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