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SXSW: ‘Krisha’ And ‘Peace Officer’ Lead 2015 Award Winners

SXSW: 'Krisha' And 'Peace Officer' Lead 2015 Award Winners

Wow, that flew by fast. There are still a few days left to go at the SXSW Film Festival, but things are coming to close and the awards from the festival have been handed out. These honors will certainly give an extra boost to these movies as they seek distribution and/or continue to make the rounds on the festival circuit.

The narrative feature winner “Krisha” already had a leg up, adapted from the SXSW Special Jury award-winning short from 2014. Meanwhile, the documentary “Peace Officer” (our review) had been building buzz in Austin, and certainly struck the right chord with the jury. Meanwhile, other prize winners include Don Hertzfeld‘s “World of Tomorrow,” and the Ross Brothers‘ documentary “Western” (our review), both of which first screened at Sundance

So check out the full list of winners below and perhaps make a note of them, because you’ll want to keep an eye out for these ones in the months ahead.

Feature Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: “Krisha”
Director: Trey Edward Shults

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

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”
Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto

Short Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: “Pink Grapefruit”
Director: Michael Mohan

Special Jury Recognition:“Share”
Director: Pippa Bianco

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner:“Boxeadora”
Director: Meg Smaker

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: “Kiss Kiss Fingerbang”
Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: “World of Tomorrow”
Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Special Jury Recognition: “teeth”
Directors: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: Paolo Nutini – “Iron Sky”
Director: Daniel Wolfe 

Special Jury Recognition: 
DJ Snake featuring Lil’ Jon – “Turn Down for What”
Director: DANIELS

TEXAS SHORTS

Winner:“The Samaritans”
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

Winner:“Manhattan”
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

Winner: 
“Western”
Directors: Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
Presented to: Anna Gustavi

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