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SXSW Fest Wrap & Competition Award Winners

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 11, 2014 at 11:57PM

The SXSW juries parceled out their awards in Austin on Tuesday night.
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'The Great Invisible'
'The Great Invisible'

The 2014 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners:


Feature Film Jury Awards


NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION


Grand Jury Winner: Fort Tilden

Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers


Special Jury Recognition for Courage in Storytelling: Animals

Actor & Screenwriter: David Dastmalchian


Special Jury Recognition for Best Acting Duo: 10,000KM (Long Distance)

Natalie Tena

David Verdaguer  



DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION


Grand Jury Winner: The Great Invisible

Director: Margaret Brown


Special Jury Recognition for Political Courage: Vessel

Director: Diana Whitten


Special Jury Recognition for Editing & Storytelling: Print the Legend

Directors: Luis Lopez & Clay Tweel



Short Film Jury Awards


NARRATIVE SHORTS 

Winner: Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire

Director: Monia Chokri


Special Jury Recognition: Person to Person

Director: Dustin Guy Defa


Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography: Krisha

Director: Trey Edward Shults


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 

Winner: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Director: Jeff Dupre


MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: Wawd Ahp

Directors: Steve Girard & Josh Chertoff


ANIMATED SHORTS 

Winner: Coda

Director: Alan Holly


MUSIC VIDEOS 

Winner: Joel Compass, “Back to Me”

Director: Ian and Cooper


TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: Some vacation.

Director: Anne S. Lewis


TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: Seawolf

Director: Caila Pickett & Max Montoya



SXSW Film Design Awards


EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN 

Winner: Starry Eyes

Designer: Jay Shaw


EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN 

Winner: True Detective

Designer: Patrick Clair for Elastic


Special Jury Recognition: The Lego Movie

Designer: Brian Mah for Alma Matter



SXSW Special Awards 


SXSW GAMECHANGER EMERGENT WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD

Winner: Jen McGowan, Kelly & Cal


Special Mention: Kat Candler. Hellion


LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD

Winner: Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater


KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP

Presented to: Colin Nusbaum


The 2014 SXSW Film Festival Juries consisted of:


Narrative Feature Competition: Kate Aurthur, Michael Hogan, Oliver Platt

Documentary Feature Competition: David Ehrlich, Dave Karger, Amy Nicholson

Shorts Program: Bret Berg, Dan Nuxoll, Saschka Unseld

Documentary Shorts: Heather Courtney, Daniel Dreifuss, Adam Roffman

Animated Shorts: Geoff Marslett, Carson Mell, Julia Pott

Midnight Shorts: Meredith Borders, Adam Montgomery, Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Music Videos: John T. Kunz, Tyler Pratt, Shakey Graves

Texas Shorts: Elizabeth Avellán, Eugenio del Bosque, Heather Page

Texas High School Shorts: Emily Hagins, Bob Ray, Bart Weiss

Title Sequence Design: Ian Albinson, Pamela Green, Yen Tan

Poster Design: Christian Helms, Tim League, Kurt Volk

Louis Black “Lone Star”: Peter Debruge, Victor Diaz, Harry Knowles

This article is related to: SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Festivals, Awards, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.