The SXSW Film Festival announced its final award winners Saturday morning, all of which were selected by the films’ audiences.
In the Midnight category, the winner was Joe Cornish’s “Attack The Block.” (It’s also an unofficial indieWIRE nominee for Title Most Likely To Still Be Acquired.) The award was tabulated across both the official SXSW Midnighter section and the SXFantastic sidebar, programmed by the same team that presents Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
For Lone Star States, a section devoted to films with deep Texas ties, the winner was Turk Pipkin’s documentary “Building Hope,” which chronicles the construction of Mahiga Hope High in rural Kenya, the area’s first high school. Pipkin is a founder of The Nobelity Project, an Austin, TX-based nonprofit with goals that include education and bettering the lives of children across the globe.
“Love Shines” won SXSW’s music-film category, 24 Beats Per Second. Directed by Douglas Arrowsmith, it’s a glimpse inside the recording studio with Ron Sexsmith and what goes into creating his work.
The 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival ran March 11-20.