Cinedigm has picked up all North American and Latin American rights to Destin Daniel Cretton’s SXSW hit.

Cretton’s drama about a social worker at a significant personal crossroads won the grand jury and audience awards prizes in Austin earlier this month.

Cinedigm has earmarked a late summer theatrical launch and a possible awards campaign for the film and its performances. Kaitlyn Dever and John Gallagher Jr star.

Cinedigm’s vp of theatrical acquisitions Vincent Scordino negotiated the deal with Traction Media and Cinetic on behalf of the film-makers.

Traction Media’s Maren Olson and Asher Goldstein produced Short Term 12 alongside Joshua Astrachan of the film’s financier Animal Kingdom and Ron Najor. Executive producers are Frederick W Green, Douglas Stone, and David Kaplan.