Austin, Texas – March 12, 2013 – The Jury and Special Award-winners of the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced tonight at the Festival’s
Awards Ceremony, hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. This year, the Awards returned to the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. Feature Films receiving Jury Awards were selected
from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature Competition categories. Films in these categories, as well as all feature categories (with the exception of Headliners and Special
Events), and the Poster and Title Design Competition entrants, are also eligible for 2013 SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards. All Audience Awards will be announced separately on Saturday,
March 16. SXSW continues showing films through Saturday, March 16, details can be found at www.sxsw.com/film.

SXSW also announced the Jury Award-winners in Shorts Filmmaking and winners of the SXSW Film Design Awards, as well as Special Awards, including the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award and the SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award.

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival Juries consisted of:
Narrative Feature Competition: Devin Gordon, Dana Harris, Eric Lavalle
Documentary Feature Competition: Brian Brooks, Elvis Mitchell, Maria Popova
Shorts Program: Cullen Conly, Natalie Difford, Jonathan Lisecki
Documentary Shorts: Brian Ackerman, Nancy Schiesari, Ondi Timoner
Animated Shorts: Don Hertzfeld, Austin Kleon
Midnight Shorts: Zack Carlson, Kim Sherman, Aram Tertzakian
Music Videos: King Coffey, Nat Sanders, Benjamin Wintle
Texas High School Shorts: Cole Dabney, Emily Hagins, Bart Weiss
Title Sequence Design: Ian Albinson, Paul Babb, Kurt Volk
Poster Design: Marc English, Tim League, Danny Parker, Zachary Soreff, Kurt Volk
Louis Black “Lone Star”: Victor Diaz, Ann Hornaday, Chris Vognar

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival will host a total of 133 features, consisting of 78 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres and 9 U.S. Premieres, with 76 first-time directors. 110 shorts will
screen as part of 10 overall shorts programs. The nearly 250 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, over 5,700, comprised of approximately 2,100 features and 3,600
shorts, with an overall increase of 7% over 2012.

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners:

Feature Film Jury Awards
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Jury Winner: WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL
Director: Ben Nabors
Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography: Touba
Director of Photography: Scott Duncan
Special Jury Recognition for Directing: We Always Lie To Strangers
Directors: AJ Schnack & David Wilson
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Jury Winner: Short Term 12
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Special Jury Recognition for Ensemble Cast: Burma
Christopher Abbott
Gaby Hoffmann
Christopher McCann
Dan Bittner
Emily Fleischer
Jacinta Puga
Matt McCarthy
Kelly Aucoin
Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Tishuan Scott, The Retrieval
Short Film Jury Awards
NARRATIVE SHORTS
Winner: Ellen is Leaving
Director: Michelle Savill
Honorable Mention: Sequin Raze
Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Honorable Mention: SKIN
Director: Jordana Spiro
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Winner: SLOMO
Director: Josh Izenberg

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 JURY & SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

MIDNIGHT SHORTS
Winner: The Apocalypse
Directors: Andrew Zuchero
ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner: Oh Willy…
Director: Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels
MUSIC VIDEOS
Winner: Vitalic, “Stamina”
Director: Saman Keshavarz
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Winner: The Benfactress
Director: Alina Vega
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN
Winner: Kiss of the Damned
Designer: Akiko Stehrenberger, Gravillis Inc
Special Jury Recognition: We Always Lie To Strangers
Designer: Erik Buckham, PALACEWORKS
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Winner: Joven & Alocada
Designer: Pablo González, Fabula
Special Jury Recognition: Crave
Designer: Raleigh Stewart, Iron Helmet
SXSW Special Awards
SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD
Winner: Hannah Fidell, A Teacher
Special Mention: Katie Graham. Zero Charisma
LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD
Winner: Loves Her Gun
Director: Geoff Marslett
KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP
Presented to: Jim HessionSXSW FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 JURY & SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

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