SXSW: FILM ANNOUNCES 2010 AWARD WINNERS

SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2010 AWARD WINNERS

Austin, Texas – March 16, 2010 – The Jury and Audience Award-winners of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced tonight at the Festival’s closing Awards Ceremony hosted by comedian Eugene Mirman in Austin, Texas. Feature Films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature categories. Films in these categories, as well as the Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, Lone Star States and 24 Beats Per Second categories were also eligible for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards. Only Narrative and Documentary Feature Audience Awards were announced tonight. Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, Lone Star States, 24 Beats Per Second and Midnighters Audience Awards will be announced separately on Monday, March 22.

SXSW also announced the Jury Award-winners in Shorts Filmmaking, and Film Design Awards, and Special Awards, including the SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award and the SXSW Wholphin Award. Details can be found at www.sxsw.com/film, as well as highlights from the Awards Ceremony at www.youtube.com/sxsw starting Monday, March 22.

“I wasn’t sure how we could top or even present a program as strong as SXSW 2009, but it feels like we did,” said Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson, “There are some films that are rocking crowd pleasers, some that are refining the form or finding a voice, several that are inspiring, and fortunately, a wonderful few that are truly original visions. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate those tonight.”

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Juries consisted of:

Narrative Feature Competition: Peter Debruge, Karen Durbin, Joshua Leonard; Documentary Feature Competition: Nelson George, Karina Longworth, Thom Powers; Narrative Shorts: Amy Dotson, Christian Gaines, Todd Luoto; Documentary Shorts: Don R. Lewis, Ron Mann, Finlay Pretsell; Experimental Shorts: Spencer Parsons, Esther Robinson, Kelly Sears; Animated Shorts: Emily Hubley, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Nathan Zellner; Music Videos: Margaret Brown, Philip Harder, James Kochalka; Texas Shorts: Christopher Holland, Chris Mass, Anne Walker-McBay; Texas High School Shorts: Marcy Garriott, Delicia Harvey, Bart Weiss; Title Design: Ian Albinson, Alexander Ulloa, Susan Bradley, Karin Fong, Ron Pippin, Remko Vlaanderen.

For the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, 134 feature-length films, including 64 world premieres, were selected from a record 1,572 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,206 U.S. and 366 international feature-length films. 130 shorts were selected from 2,312 short film submissions. In its inaugural year, the Title Design Competition included 18 finalists selected from 101 submissions. The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Awards were hosted by Ovation TV.

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 AWARD WINNERS

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners:

Feature Film Jury Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Marwencol

Director: Jeff Malmberg

Runner-up: War Don Don

Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Winner: Tiny Furniture

Director: Lena Dunham

Special Jury Award – Best Ensemble: Myth of the American Sleepover

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Special Jury Award – Best Individual Performance: Brian Hasenfus in Phillip the Fossil

Director: Garth Donovan

Feature Film Audience Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: For Once in My Life

Director: Jim Bigham & Mark Moormann

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Winner: Brotherhood

Director: Will Canon

*Audience Awards for Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, 24 Beats Per Second, Lone Star

States, and Midnighters will be announced on Monday, March 22, 2010.

Short Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: Cigarette Candy

Director: Lauren Wolkstein

Runner Up: Teleglobal Dreamin’

Director: Eric Flanagan

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner: Quadrangle

Director: Amy Grappell

Runner Up: White Lines and The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug

Director: Travis Senger

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: The Orange

Director: Nick Fox-Gieg

Runner Up: One Square Mile of Earth

Director: Jeff Drew

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

Winner: Night Mayor

Director: Guy Maddin

Runner Up: Kids Might Fly

Director: Alex Taylor

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: Cinnamon Chasers, “Luv Deluxe”

Director: Saman Keshavarz

Runner Up: Grizzly Bear, “Forest”

Director: Allison Schulnik

TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: Petting Sharks

Director: Craig Elrod

Runner Up: The Big Bends

Director: Jason William Marlow

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Winner: Give the Dog a Bone

Director: Edward Kelley

Runner Up: The Sleep Project

Director: Whitney Bennett & Matthew Cunningham

SXSW Film Design Awards

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Winner: Feeder

Designer: Joseph Ernst

Runner Up: Amer

Designer: Gilles Vranckx

Audience Award Winner: Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission

Designer: Michael Anderson

Special Jury Award: Equestrian Sexual Response

Designers: Martim Vian & Zeke Hawkins

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Winner: Zombieland

Designer: Ben Conrad

Runner Up: earthwork

Designer: Stan Herd

Audience Award Winner: earthwork

Designer: Stan Herd

Special Jury Award: Enter the Void

Designer: Gaspar Noé and Tom Kam

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW WHOLPHIN AWARD

Winner: Quadrangle

Director: Amy Grappell

SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD

Winner: Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture

Special Award – The Chicken & Egg Pictures “We Believe in You” Award:

Martha Stephens for Passenger Pigeons

About South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival

The SXSW Film Conference and Festival is a uniquely creative environment featuring the dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry heavyweights. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, the event offers lucrative networking opportunities and immersion into the art and business of the rapidly evolving world of independent film. Over the first five days, the Film Conference buzzes as world-class speakers, creative minds, and notable mentors tackle the latest filmmaking trends amidst the unmatched social atmosphere of the SXSW experience. Simultaneously, the internationally acclaimed, nine-day Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent, with a truly diverse program ranging from provocative documentaries to subversive Hollywood comedies. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com/film.

2010 SXSW Festival Sponsors

SXSW Film Conference and Festival is sponsored by Miller Lite, Chevrolet, ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars, AOL, IFC, Monster Energy, Pepsi, SoBe and The Austin Chronicle.

2010 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

Austin, Texas – March 22, 2010 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced additional Audience Award-winners today from the Spotlight  Premieres, Emerging Visions, Lone Star States, 24 Beats Per Second and Midnighters categories. For the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, 134 feature-length films, including 64 world premieres, were selected from a record 1,572 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,206 U.S. and 366 international feature-length films. 130 shorts were selected from 2,312 short film submissions. The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Awards were hosted by Ovation TV.

Additional 2010 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

Feature Film Audience Awards

SPOTLIGHT PREMIERES

Winner: Richard Garriott – Man on a Mission

Director: Mike Woolf

EMERGING VISIONS

Winner: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Director: Henry Joost and Jody Lee Lipes

24 BEATS PER SECOND

Winner: When You’re Strange – a film about the Doors

Director: Tom DiCillo

LONE STAR STATES

Winner: Thunder Soul

Director: Mark Landsman

MIDNIGHTERS

Winner: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Director: Eli Craig

About South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival The SXSW Film Conference and Festival is a uniquely creative environment featuring the dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry heavyweights. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, the event offers lucrative networking opportunities and immersion into the art and business of the rapidly evolving world of independent film. Over the first five days, the Film Conference buzzes as world-class speakers, creative minds, and notable mentors tackle the latest filmmaking trends amidst the unmatched social atmosphere of the SXSW experience. Simultaneously, the internationally acclaimed, nine-day Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent, with a truly diverse program ranging from provocative documentaries to subversive Hollywood comedies. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com/film.

2010 SXSW Festival Sponsors

SXSW Film Conference and Festival is sponsored by Miller Lite, Chevrolet, ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars, AOL, IFC, Monster Energy, Pepsi, SoBe and The Austin Chronicle.

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