16 March 2010 9:07 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filmmaker/actress Lena Dunham must be very happy this evening -- not only did her film Tiny Furniture pick up the Best Narrative Feature award at SXSW this year, but Dunham won the Chicken and Egg Emergent Narrative Women Director award. I saw Tiny Furniture earlier this week and could not agree more with the choice. It's about a young woman fresh out of college trying to get her footing with a job and relationships, including those with her mom and sister, played by Dunham's real life mother and sister. (That's Dunham and her mother pictured at right, at an earlier SXSW screening.)

The Documentary Feature award went to Marwencol, directed by Jeff Malmberg, about someone who builds a small-scale entire town in his backyard, and what happens when it's discovered. War Don Don, Rebecca Richman Cohen's look at a war crimes trial in Sierra Leone, received a runner-up award in the category. »


- Jette Kernion

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