SXSW: 'Gimme The Loot' Wins Top Prize

Adam Leon’s Gimme The Loot won the top prize at the SXSW Film Festival tonight, taking the event’s best narrative feature prize, while Jay Bulger’s Beware Of Mr. Baker won took the award in the documentary category. Leon is considered an up-and-coming New York-based director. Gimme The Loot debuted to a huge response from audiences in Austin and buyers have been circling the title. Set in NYC, the film will screen next at the upcoming New Directors/New Films series, which opens later this month. Last year’s SXSW Film Festival best narrative feature film winner, Natural Selection by director Robbie Pickering, opens theatrically this weekend in limited release.

The 2012 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners:

Feature Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION: Grand Jury Winner, Gimme The Loot, Director: Adam Leon

Special Jury Recognition for Performance – Jamie Chung, Eden; Besedka Johnson – Starlet; Nico Stone – Booster


Grand Jury Winner: Beware of Mr. Baker, Director: Jay Bulger

Feature Film Audience Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Winner: Bay of All Saints, Director: Annie Eastman

NARRATIVE FEATURE Winner: Eden, Director: Megan Griffiths

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