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SXSW 2012: 'Gimme the Loot,' Ginger Baker doc take top prizes

March 13, 2012 | 11:45 pm

Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson in "Gimme the Loot."
"Gimme the Loot," Adam Leon's tale of two teenage graffiti artists in the Bronx, won the grand jury prize for narrative feature at the South by Southwest film festival, organizers announced Tuesday.

"Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's examination of how Cream and Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker survived 50-plus years of drug abuse, took home the top prize in the documentary category.

Special jury awards for performance went to Jamie Chung in "Eden," 85-year-old Besedka Johnson in "Starlet" and Nico Stone in "Booster."

The festival in Austin, Texas, hosted a total of 132 features and 138 shorts this year, culled from more than 5,300 submissions.  

Click ahead for the other winners:

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 FitDirector: 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 and Brian Broder

SXSW Film Design Awards 


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 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

RELATED:

SXSW 2012: The music stories to watch

SXSW 2012: 10 Los Angeles artists to see 

SXSW 2012: A vision of nocturnal New Orleans in 'Tchoupitoulas'

-- Julie Makinen

 Photo: Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson in "Gimme the Loot."

Credit: South by Southwest Festival


 
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