SXSW 2013 Jury Awards Go To SHORT TERM 12 and WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL

Brian Clark, European Editor
Short Term 12, which stars Brie Larson as a supervisor at a foster home for at-risk adolescents, took home the SXSW 2013 narrative prize, awarded by a jury which included Indiewire editor and Chief Dana Harris and GQ articles editor Devin Gordon. Meanwhile, the documentary jury, which included film critic Elvis Mitchell, gave the top prize to William and the Windmill, in which the life of the titular subject changes dramatically after he successfully builds a power-generating windmill from scrap parts in order to support his family. But there were plenty of other awards to go around, from title and poster design to the Chicken and the Egg award for best female narrative filmmaker. Check them all out below! Congratulations to all.

Feature Film Jury Awards

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 & David Wilson

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Jury Winner: Short Term 12 Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Special Jury Recognition for Ensemble Cast: 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

Short Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE SHORTS
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 Directors: Andrew Zuchero

ANIMATED SHORTS Winner: Oh Willy...
Director: Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels

MUSIC VIDEOS Winner: Vitalic, "Stamina"
Director: Saman Keshavarz

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Winner: The Benefactress Director: Alina Vega

SXSW Film Design Awards

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 González, Fabula

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

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD 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

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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Meanwhile, the documentary jury, which included film critic Elvis Mitchell, gave the top prize to William and the Windmill, in which the life of the titular subject changes dramatically after he successfully builds a power-generating windmill from scrap parts in order to support his family."
    Sounded very interesting, thanks for the list Mr Clark.

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