Thursday, May 11, 2017

SWSX Winners 2017

The 2017 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners:

The winners of the SWSX conference and festival are as follows:

Feature Film Grand Jury Awards

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Winner: Most Beautiful Island
Director: Ana Asensio

Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance: The Strange Ones
Actor: James Freedson-Jackson

Special Jury Recognition for Best Ensemble: A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
Cast: Matt Jones, Eleanore Pienta, Will Rogers, Jonny Mars, Sam Eidson, Jennymarie Jemison

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Winner: The Work

Directors: Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous

Special Jury Recognition for Excellence in Observational Cinema: Maineland
Director: Miao Wang


Special Jury Recognition for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling: I Am Another You
Director: Nanfu Wang

Short Film Grand Jury Awards

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: Forever Now

Director: Kristian Haskjold

Special Jury Recognition for Acting: DeKalb Elementary

Actor: Tarra Riggs

Special Jury Recognition: Laps

Director: Charlotte Wells

Winner: Little Potato

Director Wes Hurley & Nathan M Miller

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner: Little Potato

Director: Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: The Suplex Duplex Complex
Director: Todd Rohal

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: Wednesday With Goddard

Directors: Nicolas Menard


Special Jury Recognition: Pussy
Director: Renata Gasiorowska

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: ‪Leon Bridges‪ - "River"
Director: Miles Jay

Special Jury Recognition: ‪Tame Impala‪ - "The Less I Know The Better"
Director: CANADA


TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: The Rabbit Hunt

Director: Patrick Bresnan

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: Better Late Than Never
Director: Atheena Frizzell

Special Jury Recognition: Darcy’s Quinceañera
Director: Sam Cooper

SXSW Film Design Awards

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Winner: Fry Day
Designer: Caspar Newbolt

Special Jury Recognition:Like Me
Designer: Jeremy Enecio

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Winner: Into the Current
Directors: Chris R. Moberg and Jared Young

SXSW SPECIAL AWARDS

SXSW LUNA Gamechanger Award - Narrative

Winner: Inflame
Director: Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik

SXSW LUNA Chicken & Egg Award - Documentary

Winner: I Am Another You
Director: Nanfu Wang

SXSW Louis Black “Lone Star” Award

Winner: Mr. Roosevelt
Director: Noël Wells

SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award
In honor of a filmmaker whose work strives to be wholly its own, without regard for norms or desire to conform. The Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award is presented to a filmmaker from our Visions screening category.

Presented to: Assholes
Director: Peter Vack

SXSW Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship


Presented to: Leigh Johnson

Independent Documentary Short Film

Sam Childers: The Machine Gun Preacher

A Film by Don Haderlein


Sam Childers Machine Gun Preacher from Don Haderlein on Vimeo.

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