2012 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners

2012 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners

The Jury and Audience Award winners of the 2012 SXSW Film Festival have been announced. Taking the top honors are Gimme The Loot for Grand Jury Winner for Narrative Feature and Beware of Mr. Baker for Grand Jury Winner for Documentary Feature.

2012 SXSW Film Festival had a total of over 5,300 film submissions, which was nearly a 7% increase over last year (which held the previous record of 4,911). Of the 275 selected films there were 74 world premieres, 17 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres. There were close to 150 documentaries that were selected this year.

The entire list of 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

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

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

Feature Film Audience Awards
NARRATIVE FEATURE

Winner: Eden
Director: Megan Griffiths

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Bay of All Saints
Director: Annie Eastman

Short Film Jury Awards
NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: The Chair
Director: Grainger David

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner: CatCam
Director: Seth Keal

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
Directors: Rebecca Sloan & Joseph Pelling

SXGLOBAL SHORTS

Winner: The Perfect Fit
Director: Tali Yankelevich

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: (notes on) biology
Director: Danny Madden

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: Battles, “My Machines”
Director: DANIELS

TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: Spark
Director: Annie Silverstein

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: Boom
Director: Daniel Matyas & Brian Broder

SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Winner: Man & Gun
Designer: Justin Cox

Special Jury Recognition: Pitch Black Heist/em>
Designer: Andrew Cranston

Audience Award Winner: The Maker/em>
Designer: Christopher Kezelos

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Winner: Les Bleus de Ramville
Designer: Jay Bond, Oily Film Company Inc.

Special Jury Recognition: X-Men: First Class
Designer: Simon Clowes, Prologue Films

Audience Award Winner: Bunraku
Designer: Guilherme Marcondes, Hornet Inc.

SXSW Special Awards
SXSW WHOLPHIN AWARD

Winner: The Black Balloon
Director: Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie

SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD

Winner: Megan Griffiths for Eden and Amy Seimetz for Sun Don’t Shine

LOUIS BLACK LONE STAR AWARD

Winner: Bernie
Directors: Richard Linklater

Special Jury Recognition: Trash Dance
Director: Andrew Garrison

KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP

Presented to: Lindsay Utz

Author: Dustin Jansick

Dustin Jansick is an independent film critic who also enjoys; indie music, cooking, technology, sports, puzzles, graphic design, and P.T. Anderson films. He is the founder and editor of Way Too Indie which means he reviews hundreds of movies each year and is a proud member of the OFCS.

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