South by South West honors participants

'Wildflowers,' 'Rollercoaster' take top prize

The South by South West Film Festival bestowed its awards late Tuesday, though the fest continues in Austin, Texas, through Sunday.

In the category of narrative film, the winners were “Wildflowers” and “Rollercoaster.” “The Target Shoots First” snagged the prize for best documentary.

Docus “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack” and “Just, Melvin” — both of which unspooled at the Sundance Film Festival in January — were runners up, though each received a surprise special prize award of $5,000 from documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who happened to be filming in Austin and stopped by the awards.

Louis Black hosted the ceremony, with filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker and Monte Hellman in attendance.

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