ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER
A Documentary by Cynthia Wade
Lieutenant Films, Inc.
I am so grateful to the Adrienne Shelly Foundation for its support of my documentary Freeheld. ASF’s finishing funds came at a critical time when I was close to completing my film, but at a time when I was exhausted and had limited resources to finish. ASF helped get me across the finish line. Freeheld was launched into the world where it was greeted with an Academy Award®, 15 other film awards, television broadcasts, and a DVD release.The Adrienne Shelly Foundation allowed me to stay true to my film all the way along this exciting path, and for this I will always be grateful.
Best Documentary, Zinegoak Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Audience Award, Outfest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Audience Award, Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Audience Award, Spokane GLBT Film Festival
John M Deen Memorial Award, Spokane GLBT Film Festival
Citizen Courage Award, Garden State Equality
2008: Cinewomen Best Documentary Award