Winners // 2018 SXSW FILM AWARDS



The 2018 SXSW Film Awards gave top prizes to Thunder Road, a drama about a police officer raising his young daughter and coping with his failed marriage and career, and People's Republic of Desire, a documentary about China's social media stars.

Thunder Road was written and directed by Jim Cummings and based on his 2016 short film.

Jim Gaffigan hosted the awards show, held at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

Other films to receive special jury prizes included The New Romantic, Jinn, and This One's for the Ladies. Janet Pierson received a special mention celebrating her 10 years as the festival's head.

The film festival, just a small part of the overreaching SXSW festival in general, featured a first-time screening of Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, plus screenings of Sundance favorites like Sorry To Bother You.


Complete list of winners:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

THUNDER ROAD

Special Jury Recognition For First Feature: THE NEW ROMANTIC

Special Jury Recognition For Writing: JINN


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

Special Jury Recognition For Best Cast: THIS ONE'S FOR THE LADIES

Special Jury Recognition For Best Feminist Reconsideration Of A Male Artist: GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE


NARRATIVE SHORTS

EMERGENCY

Special Jury Recognition For Acting: Shirley Chen, KRISTA


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

MY DEAD DAD'S PORNO TAPES


MIDNIGHT SHORTS

MILK


ANIMATED SHORTS

AGUA VIVA

Special Jury Recognition: JEOM


MUSIC VIDEOS

"Second Hand Lovers"

Oren Lavie

Special Jury Recognition For Acting: "Territory", The Blaze


TEXAS SHORTS

AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE


TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

THE NIGHT I LOST MY FAVORITE JACKET

Special Jury Recognition: CCISD STRONG


INDEPENDENT EPISODICS

BEAST

Special Jury Recognition: SHE'S THE TICKET


EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA

Special Jury Recognition: A LITTLE WISDOM


EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

COUNTERPART

Special Jury Recognition: GODLESS

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