sxsw 2018

[UPDATED: 3/19/18]

SAGindie made a triumphant return to SXSW for the 2018 festival. Films were seen (A Quiet Place!), music was listened to (Joan Jett!), and people were met (SXSW Trade Show! SAGindie/DGA Happy Hour!). There were also a number of talks and speeches for the filmmaking-inclined, some of which we’ve linked to below. Special shoutout to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s amazing talk with Tatiana Maslany (moderated by Scott Aukerman) – which you can listen to on SoundCloud!

You can also check out the 2018 SXSW Film Award Winners below.


SXSW 2018 Film Keynote: Barry Jenkins

SXSW 2018 Film Keynote: Darren Aronofsky

SXSW 2018 Featured Session: Rian Johnson & Mark Hamill

SXSW 2018 Featured Session: The Bleeding Edge – A New Generation of Horror

SXSW 2018 Conversation: Ethan Hawke


2018 SXSW Film Award Winners:

Feature Film Jury Awards

  • Grand Jury Winner – Narrative Feature: Thunder Road
  • Special Jury Recognition for First Feature – Narrative Feature: Carly Stone, The New Romantic
  • Special Jury Recognition for Writing – Narrative Feature: Niljla Mu’min, Jinn
  • Grand Jury Winner – Documentary Feature: People’s Republic of Desire
  • Special Jury Recognition for Best Cast – Documentary Feature: This One’s For the Ladies
  • Special Jury Recognition for Best Feminist Reconsideration of a Male Artist – Documentary Feature: Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Short Film Jury Awards

  • Jury Award Winner – Narrative Short: Emergency
  • Special Jury Recognition for Acting – Narrative Short: Shirley Chen, Krista
  • Jury Award Winner – Documentary Short: My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
  • Jury Award Winner – Midnight Shorts: Milk
  • Jury Award Winner – Animated Shorts: Agua Viva
  • Special Jury Recognition – Animated Shorts: Jeom
  • Jury Award Winner – Music Videos: Oren Lavie, “Second Hand Lovers”
  • Special Jury Recognition for Acting – Music Videos: The Blaze, “Territory”
  • Jury Award Winner – Texas Shorts: An Uncertain Future
  • Jury Award Winner – Texas High School Shorts: The Night I Lost My Favorite Jacket
  • Special Jury Recognition – Texas High School Shorts: CCISD Strong
  • Jury Award Winner – Independent Episodic: Beast
  • Special Jury Recognition – Independent Episodic: She’s the Ticket

SXSW Film Design Awards

  • Jury Award Winner – Excellence in Poster Design: The Gospel of Eureka
  • Special Jury Recognition – Excellence in Poster Design: A Little Wisdom
  • Jury Award – Excellence in Title Design: Counterpart
  • Special Jury Recognition – Excellence in Title Design: Godless

SXSW Special Awards

  • SXSW LUNA Gamechanger Award – Narrative: First Match
  • Special Jury Recognition – Narrative: Unlovable
  • SXSW LUNA Chicken & Egg Award – Documentary: On Her Shoulders
  • Special Jury Recognition – Documentary: ¡Las Sandinistas!
  • Louis Black “Lone Star” Award: Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders
  • Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship: Kristin Bye
  • Adam Yauch Hornblower Award: Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell, Prospect
  • Vimeo Staff Picks Award: Krista

SXSW Audience Awards

  • Audience Award – Narrative Feature Competition: First Match
  • Audience Award – Documentary Feature Competition: TransMilitary
  • Audience Award – Headliners: Isle of Dogs
  • Audience Award – Narrative Spotlight: All Square
  • Audience Award – Documentary Spotlight: The Dawn Wall
  • Audience Award – Visions: Profile
  • Audience Award – Midnighters: Upgrade
  • Audience Award – Episodic: Vida
  • Audience Award – 24 Beats Per Second: Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
  • Audience Award – Global: Virus Tropical
  • Audience Award – Festival Favorite: Science Fair
  • Audience Award – Excellence in Title Design: Offf Barcelona 2017

Congrats to all of this year’s SXSW Film winners!


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