Short Term 12 SXSW WinnerDirector Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12, featuring a breakout turn by Brie Larson, nabbed top narrative honors at the 2013 SXSW Film Awards held tonight at Austin’s Paramount Theatre. Cretton’s script won the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship and was based on his own Sundance-winning short. In the docu competition, Ben Nabors’ Kickstarter-backed William And The Windmill won the Grand Jury Prize for its profile of William Kamkwamba, the teenage Malawian inventor who took TEDGlobal by storm in 2007. SXSW 2013 WinnersThe fest unveiled juried award honors in narrative and documentary feature, short film, design, and special categories. SXSW is an Oscar- and BAFTA-qualifying shorts festival and the winning narrative, documentary, and animated shorts will be eligible for the Academy Awards and Orange British Academy Film Awards. The 2013 SXSW Film Festival hosted 133 feature films and 110 shorts and continues through Saturday, March 16; Audience Award winners will be announced that day. Scroll down for full list of winners.


Narrative Feature Awards
Grand Jury Winner: Short Term 12, dir. Destin Cretton
Special Jury Prize For Ensemble Cast: Burma, dir. Carlos Puga
Special Jury Prize for Acting: Tishuan Scott, The Retrieval

Documentary Feature Awards
Grand Jury Winner: William And The Windmill, dir. Ben Nabors
Special Jury Prize for Cinematography: Touba, Director of Photography: Scott Duncan
Special Jury Prize for Directing: We Always Lie to Strangers, dir. AJ Schnack & David Wilson

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I can't believe i went to school with this guy. Destin is a true inspiration for all...
Adam
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Destin is awesome. So happy for him!

Short Film Jury Awards
NARRATIVE SHORT: Ellen is Leaving, dir. Michelle Savill
Honorable Mention: Sequin Raze, dir. Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Honorable Mention: SKIN, dir. Jordana Spiro
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: SLOMO, dir. Josh Izenberg
MIDNIGHT SHORTS: The Apocalypse, dir. Andrew Zuchero
ANIMATED SHORT: Oh Willy…, dir. Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roe
MUSIC VIDEOS: Stamina by Vitalic, dir. Saman Keshavarz
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS: The Benefactress, dir. Alina Vega

SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN: Akiko Stehrenberger, Kiss of the Damned
Special Jury Recognition: Erik Buckham, We Always Lie To Strangers
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN: Pablo González, Joven & Alocada
Special Jury Recognition: Raleigh Stewart, Crave

SXSW Special Awards
SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD: Hannah Fidell, A Teacher
Special Mention: Katie Graham, Zero Charisma
LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD: Geoff Marslett, Loves Her Gun
KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP: Jim Hession

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