Director Ira Sachs' Keep The Lights On has won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic feature at Outfest, Los Angeles' annual gay and lesbian film festival.

The film also won the grand jury's screenwriting prize for best script, which Sachs penned with Mauricio Zacharias.

The film traces the relationship of two men – documentary filmmaker Erik (played by Thure Lindhardt, Flame and Citron) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, Damages) – from a casual encounter in 1977 New York City through all its highs and lows over the the next many years. Each is haunted by his own compulsions and addictions. (A trailer for the film is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Keep The Lights On also won the Teddy Award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale. It premiered at Sundance in Utah. The film will have its theatrical release on September 7.

Fenessa Pineda won the grand jury award for best actress for her role in Mosquita Y Mari and Alan Cumming won best actor for his portrayal as a gay man who takes in a mentally handicapped young man in Any Day Now. (Complete list of winners.)