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SXSWclick announces finalists

Peterson's Savings and Loan
"Peterson's Savings and Loan"

The online- and mobile-shorts arm of South by Southwest Film named 15 finalists in five categories for its fourth annual competition earlier this week. Winners will be announced on Aug. 1, after the jury – including Kal Penn, Bob Odenkirk, Doug Pray, Craig Zobel, Michael Tully, A.J. Schnack, Agnes Varnum, and Violet Blue – deliberates and decides. In addition, online public opinion voiced by the likes of you and me will decide the Popularity Contest audience award. Among possible prizes are high-end software, Mac hardware, and slots at SXSW Film 08. To view the films, vote, and find more information, see www.sxswclick.com.


Old-School Shorts

"1000 Year Sleep" (Adam Wingard), "Mac's First Time" (Johnny O'Hara), "Peterson's Savings and Loan" (Will Elliott)

Really Real Shorts

"Every Picture I Took Last Year" (Kent Osbourne), "Review" (Jenny Perlin), "Ubuntu" (David Serota)

Animate-It

"Corporate Whore" (AMPeters), "Pierre" (Dan Brown), "Sloths on a Tank" (David Crumley)

Sound Checks

"Always Near" (Andrea Giacomini), "Falling Up" (Jonathon Stearns), "Not Until Now" (Aaron Castillo)

What the F*#!?

"Math Bus" (Tim Spellman), "Orphans" (Naveen Singh), "The Timebox Twins" (Tipper Newton)

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