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SXSW Film announces awards

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Two stories about two different generations of artists won the South by Southwest jury awards this week.

Jay Bulger's "Beware of Mr. Baker," an examination of the life and work of former Cream drummer Ginger Baker, won the best documentary feature award from the jury. "Gimme the Loot," which follows two modern-day New York City adolescents looking to make a name for themselves as graffiti artists, took home best narrative feature honors.

"Gimme the Loot" screens again at 5 p.m. today at Alamo Village and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Slaughter.

"Beware Mr. Baker" screens again at 4 p.m. at the Paramount today as well as 7:30 p.m. today at Alamo Village and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Slaughter.

The jury also gave special recognition to Jamie Chung's "Eden," Besedka Johnson's "Starlet" and Nico Stone's "Booster."

Audience awards went to the documentary "Bay of All Saints," Annie Eastman's story about a displaced group of impoverished Brazilian residents, and Megan Griffith's "Eden," a fictional portrayal of the disturbing practice of human trafficking.

Richard Linklater's "Bernie," the darkly comic tale of a funeral home director and an eccentric widow, earned the "Louis Black Lone Star Award," and Andrew Garrison's documentary "Trash Dance," which followed Austin choreographer Alison Orr's dance production involving sanitation workers, won special jury recognition.

Short film jury awards:

Narrative shorts: "The Chair," Grainger David

Documentary shorts: "CatCam," Set Keal

Midnight shorts: "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared," Rebecca Sloan and Joseph Pelling

SXGlobal shorts: "The Perfect Fit," Tali Yankelevich

Animated shorts: "(notes on) biology," Danny Madden

Music videos: Battles, "My Machines," Daniels

Texas shorts: "Spark," Annie Silverstein

Texas high school shorts: "Boom," Daniel Matyas and Brian Broder

For more awards, visit austin360.com/movies.

Contact Matthew Odam at 912-5986