SXSW: Award Winners Announced

One of the best moment of any film festival is the anticipation of the awards and here at South By Southwest it is no different where the hopes were held high. Although, this years feature to gain the most awards recognition taking the leading awards is certainly in the SXSW spirit, the comedy Fort Tilden. Followed shortly behind by Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible.

Complete List of SXSW Awards Winners

Feature Film Jury Awards


Narrative Grand Jury Award
Fort Tilden (Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers)

Special Jury Recognition for Courage in Animals related Storytelling
Actor and Screenwriter David Dastmalchian

Special Jury Recognition for Best Acting Duo 10,000KM (Long Distance)
Natalie Tena and David Verdaguer


Documentary Grand Jury Award
The Great Invisible (Director: Margaret Brown)

Special Jury Recognition for Political Courage in Vessel related Storytelling
Director Diana Whitten

Special Jury Recognition for Editing & Storytelling ‘Print the Legend’
Directors Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel

Short Film Jury Awards

Narrative Shorts Award
Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire (Director Monia Chokri)

Special Jury Recognition ‘Person to Person’
Director Dustin Guy Defa

Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography ‘Krisha’
Director Trey Edward Shultz

Documentary Shorts Award
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (Director: Jeff Dupre)

Midnight Shorts Award
Wawd Ahp (Directors Steve Girard and Josh Chertoff)

Animated Shorts Award
Coda (Director Alan Holly)

Special Jury Recognition ‘Eager’
Director Allison Schulnik

Music Videos Award
Joel Compass, “Back to Me” (Director Ian and Cooper)

Texas Shorts Award
Some vacation (Director Anne S. Lewis)

Texas High School Shorts Award
Seawolf (Director Caila Pickett and Max Montoya)

SXSW Film Design Awards

Excellence In Poster Design Award
Starry Eyes (Designer Jay Shaw)

Excellence In Title Design Award
True Detective (Designer Patrick Clair for Elastic)

Special Jury Recognition ‘The Lego Movie’
Designer Brian Mah for Alma Matter

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW Game changer Emergent Woman Director Award
Jen McGowan (Kelly & Cal)

Special Mention: Kat Candler. Hellion

Louis Black “Lone Star” Award
Boyhood (Director Richard Linklater)

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
Colin Nusbaum

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