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SXSW Film Awards

Updated: Sunday, March 24 2013, 05:25 PM CDT
SXSW Film Awards

By Ken The Critic @kenthecritic

Documentary Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: William and The Windmill, Director Ben Nabors

Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography: Touba, Director of Photography, Scott Duncan

Special Jury Recognition for Directing: We Always Lie To Strangers, Directors AJ Schnack and David Wilson

Narrative Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: Short Term 12, Director Destin Daniel Cretton

Special Jury Recognition for Ensemble Case: Burma
Christopher Abbott
Gaby Hoffmann
Christopher McCann
Dan Bittner
Emily Fleischer
Jacinta Puga
Matt McCarthy
Kelly Aucoin

Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Tishuan Scott, The Retrieval

Narrative Short Films

Winner: Ellen is Leaving, Director Michelle Savill

Honorable Mention: Sequin Raze, Director Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Honorable Mention: SKIN, Director Jordana Spiro

Documentary Shorts - Winner: SLOMO, Director Josh Izenberg

Midnight Shorts – Winner: The Apocalypse, Director Andrew Zuchero

Animated Shorts – Winner: Oh Willy…, Directors Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels

Music Videos – Winner: Vitalic, “Stamina,” Director Saman Keshavarz

Texas High School Shorts – Winner: The Benfactress, Director Alina Vega

Excellence in Poster Design

Winner: Kiss of the Damned, Designer Akiko Stehrenberger, Gravillis Inc.

Special Jury Recognition: We Always Lie To Strangers, Designer Erik Buckham, PALACEWORKS

Excellence in Title Design

Winner: Joven & Alocada, Designer Pablo Ganzález, Fabula

Special Jury Recognition: Crave, Designer Raleigh Stewart, Iron Helmet

SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director

Winner: Hannah Fidell, A Teacher

Special Mention: Katie Graham, Zero Charisma

Louis Black “Lone Star” Award – Winner: Loves Her Gun, Director Geoff Marslett

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship – Presented to Jim Hession

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival hosted a total of 133 features, consisting of 78 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres and 9 U.S. Premieres, with 76 first-time directors.

110 shorts screened as part of 10 overall shorts programs. The nearly 250 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, over 5,700, comprised of approximately 2,100 features and 3,600 shorts, with an overall increase of 7% over 2012.
SXSW Film Awards

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