Trey Edward Shults’ feature directorial debut "Krisha," and Benjamin Dickinson’s urban sci-fi drama "Creative Control," received top honors at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival awards ceremony, along with Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s "Peace Officer," a documentary that confronts some of the most difficult issues and questions facing law enforcement, through the eyes of one of its own.
Other notable winners included Don Hertzfeldt’s animated short, "World of Tomorrow," and the Ross Brothers’ documentary, "Western." The latter will next screen as part of the New Directors/New Films Festival, which kicks off tomorrow in New York City.
Scroll down for the complete list of winners.
Feature Film Jury Awards
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Jury Winner: "Krisha"
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Special Jury Recognition for Visual Excellence: "Creative Control"
Director: Benjamin Dickinson
Grand Jury Winner: "Peace Officer"
Directors: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber
Special Jury Recognition for Directing: "A Woman Like Me"
Directors: Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti
Special Jury Recognition for Editing: "Twinsters"
Editor: Jeff Consiglio
Short Film Jury Awards
Winner: "Pink Grapefruit"
Director: Michael Mohan
Special Jury Recognition:"Share"
Director: Pippa Bianco
Director: Meg Smaker
Winner: "Kiss Kiss Fingerbang"
Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat
Winner: "World of Tomorrow"
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Special Jury Recognition: "teeth"
Directors: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Winner: Paolo Nutini – "Iron Sky"
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Special Jury Recognition: DJ Snake featuring Lil’ Jon – "Turn Down for What"
Director: John Bryant
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Winner:"It’s A Thing"
Directors: Meredith Morran, Sage McCommas
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN
Winner: "Manson Family Vacation"
Designer: Yen Tan
Special Jury Recognition:"The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson"
Designer: Jonny Halifax
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Designer: Dan Gregoras for Imaginary Forces
Special Jury Recognition:"The Fitzroy"
Designers: Chris Tozer, Marko Anstice
SXSW Special Awards
SXSW Gamechanger Award
Winner: Yvonne Kerékgyártó, "Free Entry"
Louis Black “Lone Star” Award
Directors: Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
Presented to: Anna Gustavi