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SXSW 2012: 'Gimme the Loot' and 'Beware of Mr. Baker' Top Festival Jury Awards

The feature-film audience awards went to Megan Griffiths' "Eden" for narrative and Annie Eastman's "Bay of All Saints" for documentary.

Gimme the Loot

Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot and Jay Bulger's Beware of Mr. Baker took the grand jury awards in the narrative and documentary feature competitions, respectively, at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival awards Tuesday night in Austin. The feature-film audience awards went to Megan Griffiths' Eden for narrative and Annie Eastman's Bay of All Saints for documentary.

PHOTOS: The Scene at SXSW 2012

Doug Benson hosted the ceremony at the Vimeo Theater. Audience awards in the Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal and Festival Favorites sections won't be announced until Saturday, March 17, and the Headliner audience award will be announced Monday, March 19.

SXSW REVIEW: Beware of Mr. Baker

“It’s been amazing this year to hear over and over again about the high range of quality across the board,” said film conference and festival producer Janet Pierson. “I know I’m always going on about the great variety of our program, but this year it seems to have been embraced in even wider measure and it’s very exciting. SXSW is a special moment for the creative community to both inspire and be inspired. We appreciate the audience and jury engagement and recognition for these highlighted titles.”

The complete list of 2012 SXSW Film Festival award winners thus far:

 

Feature Film Jury Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: Beware of Mr. Baker

Director: Jay Bulger

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: Gimme The Loot

Director: Adam Leon

Special Jury Recognition for Performance:

Jamie Chung – Eden

Besedka Johnson – Starlet

Nico Stone – Booster

 

Feature Film Audience Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Bay of All Saints

Director: Annie Eastman

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Winner: Eden

Director: Megan Griffiths

 

Short Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Winner: The Chair

Director: Grainger David

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Winner: CatCam

Director: Seth Keal

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

Directors: Rebecca Sloan & Joseph Pelling

SXGLOBAL SHORTS

Winner: The Perfect Fit

Director: Tali Yankelevich

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: (notes on) biology

Director: Danny Madden

MUSIC VIDEOS

Winner: Battles, "My Machines"

Director: DANIELS

TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: Spark

Director: Annie Silverstein

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: Boom

Director: Daniel Matyas & Brian Broder

 

SXSW Film Design Awards presented by iStockphoto

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Winner: Man & Gun

Designer: Justin Cox

Special Jury Recognition: Pitch Black Heist

Designer: Andrew Cranston

Audience Award Winner: The Maker

Designer: Christopher Kezelos

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Winner: Les Bleus de Ramville

Designer: Jay Bond, Oily Film Company Inc.

Special Jury Recognition: X-Men: First Class

Designer: Simon Clowes, Prologue Films

Audience Award Winner: Bunraku

Designer: Guilherme Marcondes, Hornet Inc.

 

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW WHOLPHIN AWARD

Winner: The Black Balloon

Director: Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie

SXSW CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT NARRATIVE WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARD

Winners: Megan Griffiths for Eden and Amy Seimetz for Sun Don’t Shine

LOUIS BLACK “LONE STAR” AWARD

Winner: Bernie

Director: Richard Linklater

Special Jury Recognition: Trash Dance

Director: Andrew Garrison

KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP

Presented to: Lindsay Utz