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


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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