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2013 SXSW Film Awards: 'Short Term 12' Takes Top Narrative Honors, 'William and the Windmill' Wins Documentary Feature

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 13, 2013 at 1:35AM

The Grand Jury and Special Award winners of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival were revealed Tuesday in Austin. Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12," starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as foster care workers dealing with their own troubled pasts, has taken the Narrative Feature prize, while Ben Nabors' "William and the Windmill," focusing on the author and subject of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," has been awarded the Documentary prize.
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Gaby Hoffmann in "Burma"
Gaby Hoffmann in "Burma"

Short Film Jury Awards

 

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: Ellen is Leaving

Director: Michelle Savill

 

Honorable Mention: Sequin Raze

Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

 

Honorable Mention: SKIN

Director: Jordana Spiro

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner: SLOMO

Director: Josh Izenberg


 

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: The Apocalypse

Directors: Andrew Zuchero

 

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: Oh Willy…

Director: Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: Vitalic, "Stamina"

Director: Saman Keshavarz

 

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: The Benfactress

Director: Alina Vega

 

 

SXSW Film Design Awards

 

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Winner: Kiss of the Damned

Designer: Akiko Stehrenberger, Gravillis Inc

 

Special Jury Recognition: We Always Lie To Strangers

Designer: Erik Buckham, PALACEWORKS

 

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Winner: Joven & Alocada

Designer: Pablo González, Fabula

 

Special Jury Recognition: Crave

Designer: Raleigh Stewart, Iron Helmet

 

 

SXSW Special Awards

 

SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD

Winner: Hannah Fidell, A Teacher

 

Special Mention: Katie Graham. Zero Charisma

 

LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD

Winner: Loves Her Gun

Director: Geoff Marslett

 

KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP

Presented to: Jim Hession



This article is related to: Festivals, SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Burma, Awards, Short Term 12, The Retrieval, William and the Windmill


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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.