SXSW 2012: 'Gimme the Loot,' Ginger Baker doc take top prizes
"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
Winner: "Bay of All Saints"
Director: Annie Eastman
Director: Megan Griffiths
Short Film Jury Awards
Winner: "The Chair"
Director: Grainger David
Director: Seth Keal
Winner: "Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared"
Directors: Rebecca Sloan & Joseph Pelling
Winner: "The Perfect FitDirector: Tali Yankelevich"
Winner: "(notes on) biology"
Director: Danny Madden
Winner: Battles, "My Machines"
Director: Annie Silverstein
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
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
Director: Richard Linklater
Special Jury Recognition: "Trash Dance"
Director: Andrew Garrison
KAREN SCHMEER FILM EDITING FELLOWSHIP
Presented to: Lindsay Utz
-- Julie Makinen
Photo: Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson in "Gimme the Loot."
Credit: South by Southwest Festival