SXSW 2020 Reveals Award-Winners Despite Cancelling the Festival Due to Coronavirus

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SXSW 2020 is evidence that, just because a viral pandemic has place a momentary prevent to festivals and other celebratory gatherings, that does not suggest that tough-working and proficient creatives will go unrewarded. The festival was amid the early events to be canceled in the wake of coronavirus, but also one of the first to go electronic the cancellation was just about two months back and the electronic shift arrived only a 7 days later, just to hold this crazy timeline in perspective. And that provides us to now when SXSW exposed the official Jury and Special Award winners of the strangest pageant in recent memory
Here’s what Janet Pierson, Director of Film, experienced to say about this year’s party:
“When we curated and declared our slate for the 2020 SXSW Film Pageant, crammed with an array of great movies we ended up fired up to share with our one of a kind viewers, we had no idea of the unparalleled affect that Coronavirus would have on all our lives. Our hearts were damaged for all the filmmakers who invested so considerably time and talent in their perform, hoping for a transformative working experience at our function. We’re honored to at minimum be in a position to present our juried and distinctive awards. We know that it’s no substitute for the true festival’s vitality, enthusiasm, and opportunity for surprising outcomes — and that it is only offered to a little fraction of our plan — but we hope it will support garner some nicely-deserved recognition for these amazing will work.”
Attribute movies acquiring Jury Awards have been chosen from the Narrative Characteristic and Documentary Feature Level of competition categories. Short movies and other juried sections, including Film Design Awards, are also integrated.
SXSW also declared Exclusive Awards such as: Adobe Editing Award, Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, Closing Draft Screenwriters Award, Louis Black “Lone Star” Award, Vimeo Team Decide on Award, and the ZEISS Cinematography Award.
The 2020 SXSW Film Festival Juries consisted of:

Narrative Function Level of competition: Rebecca Keegan, Rodrigo Perez, Kim Yutani
Documentary Function Level of competition: Bilge Ebiri, Naomi Fry, Dino Ramos
Narrative Shorts Application: Penelope Bartlett, Monica Castillo, Greta Fuentes
Documentary Shorts: Marjon Javadi, Allison Willmore
Animated Shorts: Katie Krentz, Hana Shimizu, Asalle Tanha
Midnight Shorts: Jonathan Barkan, Derek Kingongo, Brittany Klesic
New music Movies: Jason Baum, Chaka and Qi Dada
Texas Shorts: Denise Hernandez, Jenny Jacobi, Martin C. Jones
Texas Substantial School Shorts: Jonathan Scenario, Jazmyne Moreno, Barton Weiss
Episodic Pilots: Mitch Hurwitz, Emily Nussbaum, Shelby Stone
Louis Black “Lone Star”: Kathy Blackwell, David Panic, Richard Whittaker
Excellence in Title Structure: Ryan Butterworth, Alex Johnson
Excellence in Poster Design: Becky Cloonan, Barak Epstein, Kevin Tong

This year’s plan would have had 135 Attribute Films, like 99 Entire world Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, five U.S. Premieres, and 75 films from initially time filmmakers 119 Quick Films like 22 Music Films, 12 Episodic Premieres, 7 Unique Events, 14 Episodic pilots in two curated systems, 30 Title Design and style Entries, and 27 Virtual Cinema Initiatives. Due to the party cancellation, there will be no Audience Awards for 2020.
Below is the total checklist of award-winners:
NARRATIVE Characteristic Level of competition
Winner:  “Shithouse,” directed by Cooper Raiff
Particular Jury Recognition for Directing: “Topside,” directed by Celine Held, Logan George
Particular Jury Recognition for Acting: “Really Love” (Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing), directed by Angel Kristi Williams
DOCUMENTARY Characteristic Levels of competition
Winner: “An Elephant in the Place,” directed by Katrine Philp
Special Jury Recognition for Accomplishment in Documentary Storytelling: “The Donut King,” directed by Alice Gu
Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice: “Finding Yingying,” directed by Jiayan “Jenny” Shi
NARRATIVE SHORTS
Winner: “White Eye,” directed by Tomer Shushan
Special Jury Recognition for Acting: “Dirty” (Morgan Sullivan, Manny Dunn), directed by Matthew Puccini
Specific Jury Recognition: “Darling,” directed by Saim Sadiq
Distinctive Jury Recognition:  “Single,” directed by Ashley Eakin
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Winner: “No Crying at the Supper Table,” directed by Carol Nguyen
Specific Jury Recognition: “Mizuko,” directed by Katelyn Rebelo, Kira Dane
Special Jury Recognition: “Día de la Madre,” directed by Ashley Brandon, Dennis Höhne
MIDNIGHT SHORTS
Winner: “Regret,” directed by Santiago Menghini
Distinctive Jury Recognition:  “Laura Hasn’t Slept,” directed by Parker Finn
Exclusive Jury Recognition for Creature Design:  “Stucco,” directed by Janina Gavankar, Russo Schelling
ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner: “Symbiosis,” directed by Nadja Andrasev
Specific Jury Recognition: “No, I Never Want to Dance!,” directed by Andrea Vinciguerra
Special Jury Recognition:  “The Shawl,” directed by Sara Kiener
New music Video clips
Winner: 070 Shake – “Nice to Have,” directed by Noah Lee
Unique Jury Recognition for Animation: Mitski – “A Pearl,” directed by Saad Moosajee, Art Camp
Exclusive Jury Recognition for Course: The Lumineers – “Gloria,” directed by Kevin Phillips
TEXAS SHORTS
Winner: “Just Hold On,” directed by Sam Davis, Rayka Zehtabchi
Exclusive Jury Recognition: “Coup d’etat Math,” directed by Sai Selvarajan
TEXAS Large College SHORTS
Winner: “Wish On a Snowman,” directed by Miu Nakata
Specific Jury Recognition: Narrative
Winner:  “Ultimatum,” directed by Kai Hashimoto
Unique Jury Recognition: Documentary
Winner: “Unveiled,” directed by Sofia Bakwa
Unique Jury Recognition: Animation
Winner: “The Orchard,” directed by Zeke French
EPISODIC PILOT Competitors
Winner: “Embrace,” directed by Jessica Sanders
Distinctive Jury Recognition for Drama:  “Chemo Mind,” directed by Kristian Håskjold
Specific Jury Recognition for Comedy:  “Lusty Crest,” directed by Kati Skelton
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER Structure
Winner: “Laura Has not Slept,” made by Olivier Courbet
Particular Jury Recognition: “The Donut King,” designed by Andrew Hem & Charlie Le
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE Design
Winner: “See,” built by Karin Fong
Exclusive Jury Recognition:  “Why We Despise,” designed by Allison Brownmoore, Anthony Brownmoore
SXSW Specific AWARDS
Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award
Introduced to:  “In and of By itself,” directed by Frank Oz
Adobe Editing Award
Offered to:  “You Are not able to Kill David Arquette,” edited by Paul Rogers with supplemental editing by David Darg
Closing Draft Screenwriters Award
Presented to:  “Best Summer months Ever,” created by Michael Parks Randa, Will Halby, Terra Waterproof coat, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli 
Louis Black “Lone Star” Award
Winner: “Miss Juneteenth,” directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples
LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD Exclusive Jury Recognition for Acting:
Winner: Rob Morgan from “Bull,” directed by Annie Silverstein
LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD Distinctive Jury Recognition for Documentary:
Winner: “Boys Point out,” directed by Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
Vimeo Team Picks Award
Introduced to: “Vert,” directed by Kate Cox
ZEISS Cinematography Award
Winner: “Echoes of the Invisible,” directed by Steve Elkins

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