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SXSW 2013 Awards: 'Short Term 12' Wins Both Grand Jury & Audience

18 March 2013 8:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has wrapped up this weekend. Winners for the audience awards at the festival were unveiled, along with the jury prizes given out last week. The big winner - a film called Short Term 12, directed by Destin Cretton, whose feature debut was I Am Not a Hipster, one of my favorite films of last year. Short Term 12 took home the Grand Jury prize for Narrative Feature, and went on to win the Audience Award as well, a similar double win just like with Fruitvale at Sundance earlier this year. As for docs, Josh Greenbaum's The Short Game took home the audience award. Full lists below. 2013 SXSW Film Festival Jury Awards: Narrative Feature Competition: Grand Jury Winner - Short Term 12, Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton Special Jury Recognition for Ensemble Cast - Burma, Featuring: Christopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann, Christopher McCann, Dan Bittner, »

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SXSW Jury Awards Announced

12 March 2013 8:18 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

The Jury Awards for the 2013 SXSW Film Festival were announced tonight, with the major awards going to narrative feature “Short Term 12” and documentary “William and the Windmill.” The eligible films were those in the narrative feature and documentary feature competition categories; the Audience Awards, to be announced March 16, are culled from all feature categories save headliners and special events. A complete list of tonight’s winners is below. Feature Film Jury Awards Documentary Feature Competition Grand Jury Winner: “William and the Windmill,” director: Ben Nabors Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography: “Touba,” Director of Photography Scott Duncan Special Jury Recognition for Directing: “We Always Lie To Strangers,” directors: Aj Schnack & David Wilson Narrative Feature COMPETITIONGrand Jury Winner: “Short Term 12,” director: Destin Daniel Cretton Special Jury Recognition for Ensemble Cast: “BurmaChristopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann, Christopher McCann, Dan Bittner, Emily Fleischer, Jacinta Puga, Matt McCarthy, Kelly Aucoin Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Tishuan Scott, »

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