SXSW 2016 Film Awards


Feature Jury Awards

Narrative Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: The Arbalest (D: Adam Pinney)
Special Jury Recognition for Best Actor: Andre Royo, Hunter Gatherer
Special Jury Recognition for Best Actress: Lily Rabe, Miss Stevens

The Arbalest

Documentary Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: Tower (D: Keith Maitland)
Special Jury Recognition for Portrait Documentary: Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (D: Matt Ornstein)
Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography: Lee Daniel, The Seer

Short Film Jury Awards

Narrative Shorts

Winner: "How Was Your Day?" (D: Damien O'Donnell)
Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Jim Cummings, "Thunder Road"
Special Jury Recognition for Writing: Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, "Greener Grass"

"How Was Your Day?"

Documentary Shorts

Winner: "These Cocksucking Tears" (D: Dan Taberski)
Special Jury Recognition: "Dollhouse" (D: Terri Timely)

Midnight Shorts

Winner: "MANOMAN" (D: Simon Cartwright)
Special Jury Recognition: "Don't Tell Mom" (D: Sawako Kabuki)

Animated Shorts

Winner: "Glove" (D: Alexa Lim Haas & Bernardo Britto)
Special Jury Recognition: "Pombo Loves You" (D: Steve Warne)


Music Videos

Winner: Childish Gambino, "Sober" (D: Hiro Murai)

Texas Shorts

Winner: "The Send-Off" (D: Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan)
Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Lindsay Pulsipher, "1985"

Texas High School Shorts

Winner: "Lady of Paint Creek" (D: Alexia Salingaros)
Special Jury Recognition: "The Archer Hadley Story" (D: Ben Root & Alex Treviño)

SXSW Film Design Awards

Excellence in Poster Design

Winner: "Miss Me: The Artful Vandal" (MissMe)
Special Jury Recognition: Night Stalker (New Media Ltd), Eat My Shit (Octavio Terol)

Excellence in Title Design

Winner: Sunstone (D: Aimée Duchamp)

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW Gamechanger Award

Winner: My Blind Brother (D: Sophie Goodhart)

Louis Black "Lone Star Award"

Winner: Tower (D: Keith Maitland)

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship

Presented to: Eileen Meyer

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