CATEGORIES Movie NewsWith the film portion of the South By Southwest Film Festival slowly winding down -- and with those crazy music-only people seemingly turning Austin into a deleted scene from "Southland Tales" -- what better time to give out some festival awards! SXSW did just that on Tuesday night, honoring the graffiti drama "Gimme the Loot" and the rock documentary "Beware of Mr. Baker," about Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Fun! Other winners included Richard Linklater's "Bernie" and even "X-Men: First Class"? Sure thing.
Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal and Festival Favorites Audience Awards will be announced separately Saturday, but for now, check out these SXSW winners.
Feature Film Jury Awards
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION Grand Jury Winner: "Beware of Mr. Baker" Director: Jay Bulger
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"
Feature Film Audience Awards
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Winner: Bay of All Saints Director: Annie Eastman
NARRATIVE FEATURE Winner: "Eden" Director: Megan Griffiths
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 presented by iStockphoto
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN Winner: "Man & Gun" Designer: Justin Cox
Special Jury Recognition: "Pitch Black Heist" Designer: Andrew Cranston
Audience Award Winner: "The Maker" 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 Winners: Megan Griffiths for Eden and Amy Seimetz for "Sun Don't Shine"
LOUIS BLACK "LONE STAR" AWARD Winner: "Bernie" Director: Richard Linklater
Special Jury Recognition: "Trash Dance" Director: Andrew Garrison
KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP Presented to: Lindsay Utz
For more on the films, head to SXSW.com.