Film festival organisers announced on Tuesday night  the jury and special award winners.
“We start each year anew, never knowing what’s ahead,” said film conference and festival producer Janet Pierson. “We fall in love with the films as we programme, but they truly come alive in front of our audience, and the feedback for the entire programme this year has been so enthusiastic and rewarding.
“We know the juries had a tough job, but are grateful for their commitment to the task. We’re thrilled with the quality of the work recognised.”
Audience award winners will be revealed on Mar 16. For the full list of winners announced on Tuesday visit here.
Feature Film Jury Awards
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Jury Winner: William And The Windmill, dir Ben Nabors
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Jury Winner: Short Term 12 [pictured], dir Destin Daniel Cretton
Short Film Jury Awards
Winner: Ellen Is Leaving, dir Michelle Savill
Winner: Slomo, dir Josh Izenberg
Winner: The Apocalypse, dir Andrew Zuchero
Winner: Oh Willy…, dir Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels
Winner: Vitalic, “Stamina”, dir Saman Keshavarz
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Winner: The Benfactress, dir Alina Vega
SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD
Winner: Hannah Fidell, A Teacher
LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD
Winner: Loves Her Gun, dir Geoff Marslett
KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP
Presented to: Jim Hession