SXSW 2020 reveals its online Jury Award winners

SXSW 2020 reveals its online Jury Award winners

As we learned a couple of weeks ago, SXSW was forced to close down due to the coronavirus. However the festival's director of film Janet Pierson put forward an alternative , scaled-down version of the festival, with jurors given screeners to allow them to reach their decisions. Of course, there can be no audience awards for this year, but here is the full list of jury awards for the 27th SXSW festival.

Feature Film Grand Jury Awards

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Winner: Shithouse
Director: Cooper Raiff

Special Jury Recognition for Directing
Topside
Directors: Celine Held, Logan George

Special Jury Recognition for Acting
Really Love
Director: Angel Kristi Williams
Actors: Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Winner: An Elephant in the Room
Director: Katrine Philp

Special Jury Recognition for Achievement in Documentary Storytelling
The Donut King
Director: Alice Gu

Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice
Finding Yingying
Director: Jiayan “Jenny” Shi

Short Film Grand Jury Awards

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: White Eye
Director: Tomer Shushan

Special Jury Recognition for Acting
Dirty
Director: Matthew Puccini
Actors: Morgan Sullivan, Manny Dunn

Special Jury Recognition
Darling
Director: Saim Sadiq

Special Jury Recognition
Single
Director: Ashley Eakin

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner: No Crying at the Dinner Table
Director: Carol Nguyen

Special Jury Recognition
Mizuko
Directors: Katelyn Rebelo, Kira Dane

Special Jury Recognition

Día de la Madre
Directors: Ashley Brandon, Dennis Höhne

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: Regret
Director: Santiago Menghini

Special Jury Recognition
Laura Hasn’t Slept
Director: Parker Finn

Special Jury Recognition for Creature Design
Stucco
Director: Janina Gavankar, Russo Schelling

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: Symbiosis
Director: Director: Nadja Andrasev

Special Jury Recognition
No, I Don’t Want to Dance!
Director: Andrea Vinciguerra

Special Jury Recognition
The Shawl
Director: Sara Kiener

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: 070 Shake – “Nice to Have”
Director: Noah Lee

Special Jury Recognition for Animation
Mitski – “A Pearl”
Director: Saad Moosajee, Art Camp

Special Jury Recognition for Direction
The Lumineers – “Gloria”
Director: Kevin Phillips

TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: Just Hold On
Director: Sam Davis, Rayka Zehtabchi

Special Jury Recognition
Coup d’etat Math
Director: Sai Selvarajan

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: Wish Upon a Snowman
Director: Miu Nakata

Special Jury Recognition: Narrative
Winner: Ultimatum
Director: Kai Hashimoto

Special Jury Recognition: Documentary
Winner: Unveiled
Director: Sofia Bajwa

Special Jury Recognition: Animation
Winner: The Orchard
Director: Zeke French

EPISODIC PILOT COMPETITION

Winner: Embrace
Director: Jessica Sanders

Special Jury Recognition for Drama
Chemo Brain
Director: Kristian Håskjold

Special Jury Recognition for Comedy
Lusty Crest
Director: Kati Skelton

SXSW Film Design Awards

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Winner: Laura Hasn’t Slept
Designer: Olivier Courbet

Special Jury Recognition
The Donut King
Designer: Andrew Hem & Charlie Le

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Winner: See
Designer: Karin Fong

Special Jury Recognition
Why We Hate
Designers: Allison Brownmoore, Anthony Brownmoore

SXSW Special Awards

Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award
Presented to: In and of Itself
Director: Frank Oz

Adobe Editing Award
Presented to: You Cannot Kill David Arquette
Editor: Paul Rogers and Additional Editing By David Darg

Final Draft Screenwriters Award
Presented to: Best Summer Ever
Screenwriters: Michael Parks Randa, Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli

Louis Black “Lone Star” Award
Winner: Miss Juneteenth
Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples

LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD Special Jury Recognition for Acting:
Winner: Rob Morgan from Bull
Director: Annie Silverstein

LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD Special Jury Recognition for Documentary:
Winner: Boys State
Directors: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss

Vimeo Staff Picks Award
Presented to: Vert
Director: Kate Cox

ZEISS Cinematography Award
Winner: Echoes of the Invisible
Director: Steve Elkins

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