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Denver Film Festival Jurors Give "The Outsider" Special Recognition


This week, 303 Magazine released the winners of the 40th Annual Denver Film Festival. The list includes BS Filmworks' latest film "The Outsider," which premiered at the 12-day festival. It won special consideration from the jurors for the "True Grit" Award, given to the best Colorado film.

"This year, the competition was very tight," said festival founder and "True Grit" juror Ron Henderson. "There was a lot of discussion among the jurors about the final three films. 'The Outsider' was one we really loved."

"We're excited," said producer Brock Sherman. "Out of the 20 eligible films, ours was the only short film the jurors selected as a Top-3 finalist. The other films were feature length documentaries, and both had Oscar-winning producers behind them. The winner 'Lilyana' has already won the LA Film Festival and will likely be a front-runner for a 2019 Academy Award nomination."

"I'm surprised and very grateful," said producer Lori Kay Allred. "The two other finalists are amazing films. Simply beautiful documentary storytelling. And I saw so many other nominated films that were stunning, specifically 'Walden: Life In The Woods' starring Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir. I'm honored to be in that company."

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