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SXSW Winners Include Brie Larson's 'Short Term 12', Golf Doc 'The Short Game'

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Mar 16, 2013 | 8:23pm EDT

South by SouthwestLiving 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.

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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

Visions
MAIDENTRIP

Narrative Spotlight
ZERO CHARISMA

Documentary Spotlight
AN UNREAL DREAM: THE MICHAEL MORTON STORY

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Midnighters
CHEAP THRILLS

SXGlobal
THE PUNK SYNDROME

Festival Favorites
THE CRASH REEL

Excellence in Poster Design
KISS OF THE DAMNED

Excellence in Title Design
CHASING SHAKESPEARE

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[Photo Credit: Short Term Film]


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