March 14th, 2012
01:42 PM ET
“Gimme the Loot,” the story of two New York graffiti artists, and “Beware of Mr. Baker,” a documentary about Cream drummer Ginger Baker, won the top jury prizes at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday night.
Adam Leon directed the narrative “Gimme the Loot,” which follows graffiti writers Malcolm and Sofia as they try to raise the cash to pull off a major spray painted stunt.
“Beware of Mr. Baker,” directed by Jay Bulger, tells the story of the Cream and Blind Faith drummer, who's now in his 70s and living in South Africa.
Audience awards went to “Eden,” a narrative directed by Megan Griffiths and inspired by the real story of a sex trafficking victim, and “Bay of All Saints,” a documentary directed by Annie Eastman, about families being forced out of a slum in Bahia, Brazil.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Feature Film Jury Awards
Documentary feature: “Beware of Mr. Baker,” directed by Jay Bulger
Narrative feature: “Gimme The Loot,” directed by Adam Leon
Special jury recognition of performance: Jamie Chung, “Eden”; Besedka Johnson, “Starlet”; Nico Stone, “Booster”
Feature Film Audience Awards
Documentary feature: “Bay of All Saints,” directed by Annie Eastman
Narrative feature: “Eden,” directed by Megan Griffiths
Short Film Jury Awards
Narrative short: “The Chair,” directed by Grainger David
Documentary short: “CatCam,” directed by Seth Keal
Midnight short: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared,” directed by Rebecca Sloan and Joseph Pelling
SXGlobal short: “The Perfect Fit,” directed by Tali Yankelevich
Animated short: “(notes on) biology,” directed by Danny Madden
Music video : Battles, "My Machines,” directed by DANIELS
Texas short: “Spark,” directed by Annie Silverstein
Texas high school short: “Boom,” directed by Matyas and Brian Broder
SXSW Film Design Awards
Excellence in poster design: “Man & Gun,” designed by Justin Cox
Special jury recognition: "Pitch Black Heist," designed by Andrew Cranston
Audience award winner: "The Maker," designed by Christopher Kezelos
Excellence in title design: “Les Bleus de Ramville,” designed by Jay Bond, Oily Film Company Inc.
Special jury recognition: “X-Men: First Class,” designed by Simon Clowes, Prologue Films
Audience award winner: “Bunraku,” designed by Guilherme Marcondes, Hornet Inc.
SXSW Special Awards
Wholphin award: “The Black Balloon,” directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director award: Megan Griffiths for “Eden” and Amy Seimetz for “Sun Don’t Shine”
Louis Black “Lone Star” award: “Bernie,” directed by Richard Linklater
Special jury recognition: “Trash Dance,” directed by Andrew Garrison
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