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Posted: 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Here are the 2014 SXSW Film Festival Jury Award Winners 

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By Joe Gross

Directors Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers'  debut feature "Fort Tilden," a story of two women's quarter-life crisis, won the Grand Jury prize for narrative features while " The Great Invisible," former Austinite Margaret Brown's look at the  Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster won the Grand Jury prize for documentary feature at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival Tuesday night.

"Animals," the story of a couple living in their car, received a Special Jury Recognition for Courage in Storytelling prize in the narrative feature category for actor and screenwriter: David Dastmalchian, while special jury recognition for best acting duo went to Natalie Tena and David Verdaguer for "10,000KM (Long Distance)."

A special jury recognition award for political courage in the documentary category went to Diana Whitten's "Vessel," about a ship that sails around the world providing abortions for women with no legal alternative, while Luis Lopez & Clay Tweel's "Print the Legend," about the present and future of 3-D printing, took a special jury recognition for editing and storytelling.

A SXSW Gamchanger Emergent Woman Director award went to Jen McGowan for the feature "Kelly & Cal," with Austinite Kat Candler getting a Special Mention for "Hellion."

The Louis Black "Lone Star" Award for a Texas-based/themed/shot movie went to Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which surprised exactly nobody.

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship went to Colin Nusbaum.

Here are the rest of the awards:

Short Film Jury Awards

Narrative Shorts: "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:  "Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace;" Director: Jeff Dupre

Midnight Shorts:  "Wawd Ahp;"  Directors: Steve Girard & Josh Chertoff

Animated Shorts: "Coda;" Director: Alan Holly

Music Videos:  Joel Compass, “Back to Me;” Director: Ian and Cooper

Texas Shorts: "Some vacation;" Director: Anne S. Lewis

Texas High School Shorts: "Seawolf;" Director: Caila Pickett & Max Montoya


SXSW Film Design Award

Excellence in Poster Design: "Starry Eyes" by designer  Jay Shaw

Excellence in Title Design: " True Detective" by designer Patrick Clair for Elastic

     Special Jury Recognition for Title Design: "The Lego Movie" by designer Brian Mah for Alma Matter




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Joe Gross writes about books, music and popular culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He's worked for the American-Statesman since 2002 and has contributed to Rolling Stone, Spin and other publications.

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