‘KRISHA,’ ‘PEACE OFFICER’ TOP SXSW 2015 FILM FESTIVAL JURY AND SPECIAL AWARDS

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Jury and Special Award-winners of the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced last night at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony at the magnificent Paramount Theatre.  Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha, is about an alcoholic woman who tries to reconnect with her family at a holiday gathering after a long absence, won the Grand Jury Prize. “After years of absence, Krisha reunites with her family for a holiday gathering. She sees it as an opportunity to fix her past mistakes, cook the family turkey, and prove to her loved ones that she has changed for the better. Only, Krisha’s delirium takes her family on a dizzying holiday that no one will forget.”

 

Krisha was based off  Trey Shults’ short film Krisha that was awarded Special Jury Recognition for cinematography at SXSW 2014. Krisha Trailer.- Short.

 The next screening of the film ‘KRISHA', will be on Friday, March 20, 7:30PM - 8:53PM, Alamo Lamar C.

The documentary grand jury prize was presented to “Peace Officer,Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s “Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of Dub Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.”

The next screening of the documentary ‘PEACE OFFICER’will be Friday, March 20, 1:15PM - 3:04PM, Topfer, Theatre at ZACH.

 

The awards were hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Bayer, who is also in Trainwreck, which had its work-in-progress debut at SXSW on Sunday, March 15.

The 2015 SXSW Film Festival Awards: 

  

Feature Film Jury Awards 

 

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION 

 

Grand Jury Winner: KRISHA 

Director: Trey Edward Shults 

 

Special Jury Recognition for Visual Excellence: Creative Control 

Director: Benjamin Dickinson 

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION  

 

Grand Jury Winner: Peace Officer 

Directors: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber 

 

Special Jury Recognition for Directing: A Woman Like Me 

Directors: Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti 

 

Special Jury Recognition for Editing: Twinsters 

Editor: Jeff Consiglio 

 

Short Film Jury Awards 

 

NARRATIVE SHORTS  

Winner: Pink Grapefruit 

Director: Michael Mohan 

 

Special Jury Recognition: Share 

Director: Pippa Bianco 

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS  

Winner: Boxeadora 

Director: Meg Smaker 

 

MIDNIGHT SHORTS 

Winner: Kiss Kiss Fingerbang 

Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat 

 

ANIMATED SHORTS 

Winner: World of Tomorrow 

Director: Don Hertzfeldt 

 

Special Jury Recognition: teeth 

Directors: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown 

 

MUSIC VIDEOS 

Winner: Paolo Nutini - “Iron Sky”  

Director: Daniel Wolfe 

 

Special Jury Recognition: DJ Snake featuring Lil’ Jon - "Turn Down for What" 

Director: DANIELS 

 

TEXAS SHORTS 

Winner: The Samaritans 

Director: John Bryant 

 

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS 

Winner: It's A Thing 

Directors: Meredith Morran, Sage McCommas 

 

 SXSW Film Design Awards 

 

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN 

Winner: Manson Family Vacation 

Designer: Yen Tan 

 

Special Jury Recognition: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 

Designer: Jonny Halifax 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN  

Winner: Manhattan 

Designer: Dan Gregoras for Imaginary Forces 

 

Special Jury Recognition: The Fitzroy 

Designers: Chris Tozer, Marko Anstice 

 

SXSW Special Awards 

 

SXSW Gamechanger Award 

Winner: Yvonne Kerékgyártó, Free Entry 

 

Louis Black “Lone Star” Award 

Winner: Western  

Directors: Bill Ross, Turner Ross 

 

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship 

Presented to: Anna Gustavi 

 




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