'Sister Dorothy,' 'Wellness' take top prizes
Daniel Junge’s doc “They Killed Sister Dorothy” and Jake Mahaffy’s “Wellness” won the Grand Jury Awards at the SXSW Film Festival. “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” about the brutal murder of an activist nun in Brazil, also won the audience award.
Mark Webber’s Philadelphia story starring Rosario Dawson, “Explicit Ills,” picked up the narrative audience award and a special jury award for cinematography for Patrice Lucien Cochet.
“In a Dream,” Jeremiah Zagar’s doc on his father, mosaic artist Isaiah Jagar, won the audience award in the festival’s Emerging Visions category.
The doc jury included Denver fest director Britta Erickson, journalist Dennis Lim, and filmmaker Ellen Spiro. The narrative jury was comprised of Sundance programmer Trevor Groth, casting agent Beth Sepko, and filmmaker David Zellner.
Complete list of winners…
Special Jury Award – “The Second Line,” Director: John Magary.
Winner – (Tie) “Warlord,” Director: David Garrett & “Small Apartment,” Director: Andrew T. Betzer
Special Jury Award – “I hate you don’t touch me or Bat and Hat,” Director:
Winner – “Madame Tulti-Putli,” Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
Special Jury Award – “Upwards March,” Director: Kaveh Nabatian
Winner – “Safari,” Director: Catherine Chalmers
SXSW WHOLPHIN AWARD
Winner – “Glory at Sea,” Director: Benjamin Zeitlin
Special Jury Award – (TIE) Group Sounds, ‘Temporarily in Love,’ Director:
Randy Scott Slavin & Cornelius, ‘Fit Song,’ Directors: Keigo Oyamada & Koichiro Tsujikawa
Winner – TV on the Radio,” ‘Me-I,’ Directors: Mixtape Club & Daniel Garcia
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION
Special Jury Award – “Inflections,” Director: Matthew Campbell
Winner – “Picnic,” Director: Wesley Bronez
ON NETWORKS GREENLIGHT AWARD
Best Original Production – “The Guild,” Director: Jane Selle Morgan
Best Original Series Idea – “Knock Off,” Written: Brandi-Ann Milbradt
Special Jury Award – “Full Battle Rattle,” Directors: Tony Gerber & Jesse Moss
Grand Jury Award – “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” Director: Daniel Junge
Special Jury Award for Cinematography – “Explicit Ills,” Cinematographer: Patrice Lucien Cochet
Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast – “Up With Me,” Director: Greg Takoudes
Grand Jury Award – “Wellness,” Director: Jake Mahaffy
Winner – “In a Dream,” Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Winner – “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” Director: Daniel Junge
Winner – “Explicit Ills,” Director: Mark Webber
24 BEATS PER SECOND & LONE STAR STATES Winners will be announced on Monday, March 17th.
The SXSW Film Festival runs through Saturday evening March 15.