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SXSW Film Festival

The SXSW Film Festival, also known as South by Southwest or South By is an annual celebration of film, music, technology, and interactive media that takes place each year in Austin, Texas.

Initially a music festival, it was expanded in the 1980s to incorporate film and other areas. The SXSW Film Conference lasts between five and 10 days and features panels and productions from experts as well as novice filmmakers.

The most coveted awards are for Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature.

2022 SXSW Awards

Narrative Feature Competition

Winner: I Love My Dad

Special Jury Recognition for Extraordinary Cinematic Vision

Winner: Cast and Crew, It is In Us All 

Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance

Winner: Elizaveta Yankovskaya, Nika

Documentary Feature Competition

Winner: Master of Light

Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling

Winner: Bad Axe
Director: David Siev
Producers: Jude Harris, Diane Quon, Katarina Vasquez, David Siev

Special Jury Recognition for Acting in a Documentary

Winner: Steve Glew, Pez Outlaw