Living in between the Awards Season heavy hitters of the winter and the high-concept blockbusters of the summer are the festival releases: South by Southwest’s roster of small pictures with big substance. With the Austin-based film fest coming to a close this weekend, buffs are now privy to a wave of titles promising the utmost quality.
On Saturday, SXSW announced its league of winners, with Destin Cretton’s drama Short Term 12 nabbing the top victory for narrative feature films. The movie, adapted by Crettin from his own short project, centers on star Brie Larson’s foster care facilitator as she struggles with the chaos evolving from her lifestyle.
In the realm of documentary, the big win went to The Short Game, a film highlighting the talents and experiences of pre-adolescent competitive golfers. Check out the full list of SXSW winners below.
Narrative Feature Competition
SHORT TERM 12
Documentary Feature Competition
THE SHORT GAME
24 Beats Per Second
A BAND CALLED DEATH
AN UNREAL DREAM: THE MICHAEL MORTON STORY
THE PUNK SYNDROME
THE CRASH REEL
Excellence in Poster Design
KISS OF THE DAMNED
Excellence in Title Design
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[Photo Credit: Short Term Film]