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Austin lauds ‘Hooligans’

Special jury award goes to 'Cavite'

See Winners

Lexi Alexander’s “Hooligans” was the champion at the 12th annual South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which announced competition winners Tuesday night in Austin, Texas.

Tale of a young American who becomes embroiled in U.K. soccer fanaticism after he’s expelled from Harvard, “Hooligans” took the jury award for narrative feature, as well as the audience award. Film stars Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam and Claire Forlani; Gigi Pritzker, Deborah Del Prete and Donald Zukerman produced.

A special jury award went to “Cavite,” an ultralow-budget dramatic thriller directed by Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana.

Audiences and juries thought alike on the docs: Top prizes in both sections went to Michele Ohayon’s “Cowboy Del Amor,” with Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s “The Boys of Baraka” coming in second in both categories.

Other aud awards went to docs “The Education of Shelby Knox,” directed by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt, and Ellen Spiro’s “Troop 1500.”

The Duplass brothers’ “The Puffy Chair” drew first place in Emerging Visions, with Arin Crumley and Susan Buice’s “Four Eyed Monsters” coming in second.

Ben Rekhi’s “Waterborne” was recognized as the runner-up in narrative feature.

And the Winners are…

NARRATIVE COMPETITION FEATURE

JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE:
“HOOLIGANS”, directed by Lexi Alexander, produced by Gigi Pritzker, Deborah Del Prete, Donald Zukerman

SPECIAL JURY AWARD:
“CAVITE”, directed by Ian Gamazon & Neill Dela Llana, produced by Ian Gamazon,Neill Dela Llana, and Quynn Ton

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
“COWBOY DEL AMOR”, directed by Michele Ohayon, produced by Michele Ohayon

SPECIAL JURY AWARD:
“THE BOYS OF BARAKA”, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, produced by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

ANIMATED SHORT

JURY AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
“ORPHEUS & THE UNDERWORLD”, directed by Nathan Jurevicius, produced by Rosie Allimonos, ABC.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD:
“ELEGY”, directed and produced by Nadine Takvorian.

REEL SHORTS

JURY AWARD FOR BEST REEL SHORTS:
“THE RAFTMAN’S RAZOR”, directed by Keith Bearden, produced by Brad Buckwalter

SPECIAL JURY AWARD:
“ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE FRENCH”, directed and produced by Katja Straub

TEXAS SHORT

JURY AWARD FOR BEST TEXAS SHORTS:
“TERMINATION”, directed and produced by Paul Alvarado-Dykstra

SPECIAL JURY AWARD:
“ONCE AND FUTURE ASSHOLE”, directed by Spencer Parsons, produced by Jason Cortlund, Kyle Henry

MUSIC VIDEO

JURY AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
“BADLY DRAWN BOY” “THE YEAR OF THE RAT”, directed by Monkmus, produced by Douangta Inthavixay, executive producer: Sandy Hunter, Jamie Watson

SPECIAL JURY AWARD:
“SLIPKNOT” “VERMILLION”, directed by Tony Petrossian, produced by Ben Oswald

HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION:
Winner:
“COMIC”, David McGinnis
First Runner up:
“WORKING STUDENTS”, Donna Marie Miller and Taylor McBride
Second Runner up:
“LIFE OF A PENCIL”, David Vass

AUDIENCE AWARDS

LONE STAR STATES:
Winner:
“THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX”, directed by Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt, Produced by Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt; executive producer: Sally Jo Feiffer, Cara Mertes
Runner Up:
“TROOP 1500”, directed by Ellen Spiro, produced by Karen Bernstein

EMERGING VISIONS:
Winner:
“THE PUFFY CHAIR”, directed by Jay Duplass , produced by Mark Duplass,executive producer: Larry Duplass, Cindy Duplass, co-producer: Kathryn Aselton, Jen Tracy
Runner Up:
“FOUR EYED MONSTERS”, directed by Arin Crumley and Susan Buice, produced by Arin Crumley, Susan Buice

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Winner:
“COWBOY DEL AMOR”, directed by Michele Ohayon, produced by Michele Ohayon
Runner Up:“THE BOYS OF BARAKA”, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, produced by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

NARRATIVE FEATURE:
Winner:
“HOOLIGANS”, directed by Lexi Alexander, produced by Gigi Pritzker, Deborah Del Prete, Donald Zukerman
Runner Up:
“WATERBORNE”, directed by Ben Rekhi, produced by Smriti Mundhra, co-produced by Salvy Maleki

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