SXSW Film 2016 News: JURY AND SPECIAL AWARDS

Source: SXSW

Austin, Texas –  The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Film Conference and Festival announced the 2016 Jury and Special Award-winners at the SXSW Film Awards Presented by Panasonic at the historic Paramount Theatre. The awards were hosted by Mike Birbiglia, director of Don’t Think Twice, which debuted at SXSW on Sunday, March 13. Feature Films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature Competition categories. Films in these categories, as well as all feature categories (with the exception of Special Events), and the Title Design Competition entrants, are also eligible for 2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards. All Audience Awards will be announced separately on Saturday, March 19. SXSW also announced the Jury Award-winners in Shorts Filmmaking and winners of the SXSW Film Design Awards, as well as Special Awards, including the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award and the SXSW Gamechanger Award. SXSW continues showing films through Saturday, March 19, details can be found at sxsw.com/film.

 

The 2016 SXSW Film Festival Juries consisted of:

Narrative Feature Competition: Lindsey Bahr, Richard Brody, Alonso Duralde

Documentary Feature Competition: David Edelstein, Jen Yamato, Stephanie Zacharek

Shorts Program: Frances Bodomo, Sarah Lash, Jason Sondhi

Documentary Shorts: Liz Cook, Kathleen Lingo, Amanda Salazar

Animated Shorts: Tom Brown, Geoff Marslett, Leah Shore

Midnight Shorts: Owen Egerton, Michael Lerman, PJ Raval

Music Videos: Toby Halbrooks, Doug Klinger, John T. Kunz

Texas Shorts: Kat Candler, Laura Kincaid, Travis Mathews

Texas High School Shorts: Marcy Garriott, Bob Ray, Bart Weiss

Louis Black “Lone Star”: John DeFore, Victor Diaz, Christy Lemire

Title Sequence Design: Henry Hobson, Dan Brown, Ron Pippin

Poster Design: Sean Carnegie, Danny Parker, Tim League

 

Over the course of nine days, the 2016 SXSW Film Festival will screen over 143 features, consisting of 89 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 8 U.S. Premieres, with 52 first-time filmmakers. 114 shorts will screen as part of ten curated shorts programs. The 253 films were selected from 7,240 overall submissions, consisting of approximately 2,456 features and 4,784 shorts. Meanwhile the SXSW Film Conference will have presented 200+ Film Sessions (Panels, Workshops, Keynotes, Conversations, Networking Meetups and Mentors) plus an additional 450+ Convergence sessions open to more than one badge, including Future of Entertainment and VR/AR Tracks.

 

The 2016 SXSW Film Festival Awards: 

 

Feature Film Grand Jury Awards

 

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION 

Winner: The Arbalest
Director: Adam Pinney

 

Special Jury Recognition for Best Actor: Hunter Gatherer
Actor: Andre Royo

 

Special Jury Recognition for Best Actress: Miss Stevens

Actress: Lily Rabe

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION 

Winner: TOWER
Director: Keith Maitland

 

Special Jury Recognition for Portrait Documentary: Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
Director: Matt Ornstein

 

Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography: The Seer
Cinematographer: Lee Daniel

 

Short Film Grand Jury Awards

Presented by OneFifty, a content incubator from Time Warner Inc.

 

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: How Was Your Day?
Director: Damien O’Donnell

 

Special Jury Recognition for ActingThunder Road
Actor: Jim Cummings

 

Special Jury Recognition for Writing: Greener Grass

Writers: Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 

Winner: These C*cksucking Tears
Director: Dan Taberski

 

Special Jury Recognition: Dollhouse

Director: Terri Timely

 

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: MANOMAN

Director: Simon Cartwright

 

Special Jury Recognition: Don’t tell Mom

Director: Sawako Kabuki

 

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: Glove
Directors: Alexa Lim Haas & Bernardo Britto

Special Jury Recognition: Pombo Loves You

Director: Steve Warne

 

MUSIC VIDEOS 

Winner: Childish Gambino – “Sober”

Director: Hiro Murai

TEXAS SHORTS 

Winner: The Send-Off
Directors: Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan

 

Special Jury Recognition for Acting: 1985

Actress: Lindsay Pulsipher

 

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS 

Winner: Lady of Paint Creek

Director: Alexia Salingaros

 

Special Jury Recognition: The Archer Hadley Story

Directors: Ben Root & Alex Treviño

 

 

SXSW Film Design Awards 

 

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN 

Winner: Miss Me: The Artful Vandal

Designer: MissMe

 

Special Jury Recognition: Night Stalker

Designer: New Media Ltd

 

Special Jury Recognition: Eat My Shit

Designer: Octavio Terol

 

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN 

Winner: Sunstone

Director: Aimée Duchamp

 

 

SXSW Special Awards

 

SXSW Gamechanger Award 

Winner: My Blind Brother

Director: Sophie Goodhart

 

Louis Black “Lone Star” Award 

Winner: TOWER

Director: Keith Maitland

 

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship 

Presented to: Eileen Meyer

 

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