Movie star James Franco on Saturday received the HBO Latin America Ally Award at the 15th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
Franco, accompanied by fellow directors Travis Mathews and John Cameron Mitchell, also attended a film festival reception before the Saturday night awards ceremony and screening of the Israeli film Out in the Dark.
Mathews received HBO Latin America Vanguard Award at Gusman Center in downtown Miami; actor-screenwriter David W. Ross received the Rising Star Award. Ross' film I Do screens Wednesday at O Cinema in Miami Shores.
Interior. Leather Bar, a film by Franco and Mathews, will be screened Sunday night at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. Click here for more information about this year's festival films and screenings.
Click here for a complete gallery from Saturday's activities. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.