SXSWclick Festival Announces Finalists, Opens Audience Voting
Austin, TX – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals is happy to announce the finalists for the 2006 SXSWclick online media festival. Culled from hundreds of entries, the 15 finalists are divided into five different categories. Online users are invited to view the finalists and submit their votes for the “Popularity Contest” portion of SXSWclick. A panel of jurors will also select their picks for the “Jury Contest.” Finalists can now be viewed and voted on, via SXSWCLICK.COM.
“Interestingly, there’s a theme of deconstructing the filmmaking process in many of the finalists audiences will see,” says SXSW Film Festival Producer Matt Dentler, adding, “We’re really happy with the finalists and the fest. This is really a great chance to watch exciting new short filmmaking on your computer or mobile device.”
The winners of both the “Popularity Contest” and the “Jury Contest” will be announced on July 28, 2006. Both winners will receive various prize packages, as well as be automatically accepted into the next SXSW Film Festival, March 9-17, 2007, in Austin, TX. The finalists in each category are:
OLD SCHOOL SHORTS
“Embedded” by Greg O’Bryant, “Following Abraham” by Jacob Waxler, “Playing Chicken: The Movie” by Bradley Jackson
REALLY REAL SHORTS
“Art/Work” by Avram Dodson, “Cherchez La Femme” by Anna Cherkashina, “Some Analog Lines” by David Lowery
“Animation vs. Animator” by Alan Becker, “Time Birthed Spilled Blood,” by James Sumner, “Two Guys and A Battle-ax” by David Marchesani
“Clinically Dead” by Chad Van Gaalen, “Foothills” by Robert Becraft, “Resurrection” by Tiller Russell
WHAT THE F*#!?
“Moving Picture Makers” by Andy Fisher, “Radiation in Moderation” by Sarah Lipstate, “Snail” by Sharad Patel