After an impressive history as a writer, director, and producer, Rose Troche (Go Fish, The Safety of Objects, The L Word) will be awarded with the 2015 Fusion Achievement Award at this year's Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival.
"We are truly thrilled to honor the prolific and groundbreaking Rose Troche with the 2015 Fusion Achievement Award," said Kirsten Shaffer, Executive Director of Outfest, in a release. "Her contribution to storytelling and filmmaking for the past two decades is full of intelligent characters and authentic representations of our community."
Outfest was founded by UCLA students in 1982 and is the world's leading organization for promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on-screen, and has showcased thousands of films from around the world over the last 30 years. Now in its 12th year, Outfest Fusion is a one-of-a-kind multicultural film festival, and focuses on the diversity of the LGBT community.
Outfest Fusion kicks off on March 13 this year with a screening of an upcoming episode of "Empire," followed by a Q&A with producers of the show. They will also show a digitally restored print of Paris is Burning, and a screening of Dear White People, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
You can find a full schedule of screenings and events for Outfest Fusion 2015 here.