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SXSW Film Festival Winners Announced

By :Billy Gil | Posted: 17 Mar 2010

The big winners at the South by Southwest Film Festival were Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture, which won the narrative jury prize, and Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol, which won the documentary jury prize, according to indieWIRE.

“… This is amazing to win just one week after Kathryn Bigelow winning the Oscar,” Dunham said while accepting the award.

Tiny Furniture, according to indieWIRE, is about a 22-year-old girl who comes home from college with a film degree and little direction. Marwencol follows a man seeking recovery after a fight in his backyard, which doubles as a fabricated World War II era town.

The rest of the winners are as follows:

Best Documentary Runner-up: War Don Don
Special Jury Award – Best Ensemble: Myth of the American Sleepover
Special Jury Award – Best Individual Performance: Brian Hasenfus in Phillip The Fossil

Feature Film Audience Awards

Documentary Feature: For Once in My Life
Narrative Feature: Brotherhood

Short Film Jury Awards

Narrative Shorts: Cigarette Candy
Runner Up: Teleglobal Dreamin’

Documentary Shorts: Quadrangle
Runner Up: White Lines and The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug

Animated Shorts
Winner: The Orange
Runner Up: One Square Mile of Earth

Experimental Shorts
Winner: Night Mayor
Runner Up: Kids Might Fly

Music Videos
Winner: Cinnamon Chasers, “Luv Deluxe”
Runner Up: Grizzly Bear, “Forest”

Texas Shorts
Winner: Petting Sharks
Runner Up: The Big Bends

Time Warner Cable & Ovation Young Filmmaker Scholarship for Texas High School Short
Winner: Give the Dog a Bone
Runner Up: The Sleep Project

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW Wholphin Award
Winner: Quadrangle

SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award: Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture

Special Award - The Chicken & Egg Pictures “We Believe in You” Award: Martha Stephens for Passenger Pigeons

For a full list of winners and more coverage, check indieWire.

And check out the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the event, including reviews of some of the films that screened.

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