SXSW Film Awards Announced!

Written by Jim Kolmar | March 11, 2014
Clockwise from Top Left - Fort Tilden, The Great Invisible, Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire

The results are in! We're thrilled to announce the Jury Awards for SXSW Film 2014. Find them all listed below. Please note that all Audience Awards, except the 24 Beats per Second Award, will be announced online on Saturday, March 15th.

The 24 Beats per Second winners will be announced online on Monday, March 17th. Stay tuned to this website, Twitter and Facebook for updates!

Feature Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: Fort Tilden
Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss and 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 Shultz

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

Special Jury Recognition. Eager
Director: Allison Schulnik

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 Mater

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW GAMECHANGER 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

Clockwise from Top Left - Fort Tilden, The Great Invisible, Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire. All images courtesy the filmmakers