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
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
Winner: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Director: Eli Craig
About South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival
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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.