Verve Pictures has acquired UK rights for Destin Daniel Cretton’s feature Short Term 12 and Kelly+Victor, Kieran Evans’ adaptation of the novel by Niall Griffiths. 

Short Term 12 won the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Competition and the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW festival.

Brie Larson stars alongside John Gallagher Jr as a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Verve acquired from Memento.

Kelly+Victor, about a young couple embarking on a passionate love affair, stars Antonia Campbell and Julian Morris. Verve acquired from The Works.

Both will be released in autumn 2013.