SXSW Film Festival Unveils 2020 Winners After Cancellation

  • Variety
SXSW Film Festival Unveils 2020 Winners After Cancellation
Though this year’s SXSW was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film festival held annually in Austin, Texas announced 2020 award winners.

Cooper Raiff’s comedy “Shithouse” has won the SXSW Grand Jury Award in the narrative feature competition, and Katrine Philip’s “An Elephant in the Room” took home the top prize for documentary features.

SXSW announced the recipients of its 12 jury awards Tuesday, two days after the 27th annual festival was expected to end. This year’s event was originally scheduled for March 13 through March 22. Prior to its cancellation, the SXSW Film Festival had several special awards juries already in place, and expanded to all juried competitions once the majority of the filmmakers opted in and juries were available.

“When we curated and announced our slate for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, filled with an array of wonderful films we were excited to share with our unique audience,
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