SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2010 AWARD WINNERS
Austin, Texas – March 16, 2010 – The Jury and Audience Award-winners of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced tonight at the Festival’s closing Awards Ceremony hosted by comedian Eugene Mirman in Austin, Texas. Feature Films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature categories. Films in these categories, as well as the Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, Lone Star States and 24 Beats Per Second categories were also eligible for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards. Only Narrative and Documentary Feature Audience Awards were announced tonight. Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, Lone Star States, 24 Beats Per Second and Midnighters Audience Awards will be announced separately on Monday, March 22.
SXSW also announced the Jury Award-winners in Shorts Filmmaking, and Film Design Awards, and Special Awards, including the SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award and the SXSW Wholphin Award. Details can be found at www.sxsw.com/film, as well as highlights from the Awards Ceremony at www.youtube.com/sxsw starting Monday, March 22.
“I wasn't sure how we could top or even present a program as strong as SXSW 2009, but it feels like we did,” said Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson, “There are some films that are rocking crowd pleasers, some that are refining the form or finding a voice, several that are inspiring, and fortunately, a wonderful few that are truly original visions. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate those tonight.”
The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Juries consisted of:
Narrative Feature Competition: Peter Debruge, Karen Durbin, Joshua Leonard; Documentary Feature Competition: Nelson George, Karina Longworth, Thom Powers; Narrative Shorts: Amy Dotson, Christian Gaines, Todd Luoto; Documentary Shorts: Don R. Lewis, Ron Mann, Finlay Pretsell; Experimental Shorts: Spencer Parsons, Esther Robinson, Kelly Sears; Animated Shorts: Emily Hubley, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Nathan Zellner; Music Videos: Margaret Brown, Philip Harder, James Kochalka; Texas Shorts: Christopher Holland, Chris Mass, Anne Walker-McBay; Texas High School Shorts: Marcy Garriott, Delicia Harvey, Bart Weiss; Title Design: Ian Albinson, Alexander Ulloa, Susan Bradley, Karin Fong, Ron Pippin, Remko Vlaanderen.
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. In its inaugural year, the Title Design Competition included 18 finalists selected from 101 submissions. The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Awards were hosted by Ovation TV.
The 2010 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners:
Feature Film Jury Awards
Director: Jeff Malmberg
Runner-up: War Don Don
Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen
Winner: Tiny Furniture
Director: Lena Dunham
Special Jury Award – Best Ensemble: Myth of the American Sleepover
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Special Jury Award – Best Individual Performance: Brian Hasenfus in Phillip the Fossil
Director: Garth Donovan
Feature Film Audience Awards
Winner: For Once in My Life
Director: Jim Bigham & Mark Moormann
Director: Will Canon
*Audience Awards for Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, 24 Beats Per Second, Lone Star States, and Midnighters will be announced on Monday, March 22, 2010.
Short Film Jury Awards
Winner: Cigarette Candy
Director: Lauren Wolkstein
Runner Up: Teleglobal Dreamin'
Director: Eric Flanagan
Director: Amy Grappell
Runner Up: White Lines and The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug
Director: Travis Senger
Winner: The Orange
Director: Nick Fox-Gieg
Runner Up: One Square Mile of Earth
Director: Jeff Drew
Winner: Night Mayor
Director: Guy Maddin
Runner Up: Kids Might Fly
Director: Alex Taylor
Winner: Cinnamon Chasers, "Luv Deluxe"
Director: Saman Keshavarz
Runner Up: Grizzly Bear, "Forest"
Director: Allison Schulnik
Winner: Petting Sharks
Director: Craig Elrod
Runner Up: The Big Bends
Director: Jason William Marlow
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Winner: Give the Dog a Bone
Director: Edward Kelley
Runner Up: The Sleep Project
Director: Whitney Bennett & Matthew Cunningham
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN
Designer: Joseph Ernst
Runner Up: Amer
Designer: Gilles Vranckx
Audience Award Winner: Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission
Designer: Michael Anderson
Special Jury Award: Equestrian Sexual Response
Designers: Martim Vian & Zeke Hawkins
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Designer: Ben Conrad
Runner Up: earthwork
Designer: Stan Herd
Audience Award Winner: earthwork
Designer: Stan Herd
Special Jury Award: Enter the Void
Designer: Gaspar Noé and Tom Kam
SXSW Special Awards
SXSW WHOLPHIN AWARD
Director: Amy Grappell
SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD
Winner: Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture
Special Award - The Chicken & Egg Pictures "We Believe in You" Award:
Martha Stephens for Passenger Pigeons
About South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival
The SXSW Film Conference and Festival is a uniquely creative environment featuring the dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry heavyweights. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, the event offers lucrative networking opportunities and immersion into the art and business of the rapidly evolving world of independent film.
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.
2010 SXSW Festival Sponsors
SXSW Film Conference and Festival is sponsored by Miller Lite, Chevrolet, ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars, AOL, IFC, Monster Energy, Pepsi, SoBe and The Austin Chronicle.