Harry here, Haven't seen many of these below, but my faves of the fest so far, with still 4 more days to go are (no particular order) CQ, ZIGZAG, KHALID, CAT'S MEOW, HOME MOVIE. But I still have so much more to see. Here ya go....
SXSW Film 2002 Festival Winners
JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
MANITO: Directed by Eric Eason. Produced by Jesse Scolaro, Allen Bain. Synopsis: Growing up in Washington Heights, the former crack-cocaine capital of the world, two brothers try to transcend the residue of violence that enshrouds their community.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR NARRATIVE FEATURE
THE MISANTHROPE: Directed by Allen Colombo. Produced by Rachel Davis.
Synopsis: A boozing sixth grade teacher is roped into directing the
annual school play. When he decides to have the kids perform Moliere's
The Misanthrope, he finally gets the attention he's been seeking.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
SPELLBOUND: Directed by Jeff Blitz. Produced by Jeff Blitz, Sean Welch, Ronnie Eisen. Synopsis: This is a window on the American dream. From the hardscrabble plains of Texas to the manicured lawns of Connecticut, from the Ozark countryside to the D.C. projects, Spellbound chronicles the lives of eight American teenagers who each set out to win the National Spelling Bee.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
ESCUELA/SCHOOL: Directed by Hannah Weyer. Produced by Hannah Weyer and Selina Lewis Davidson. Synopsis: This film follows a Mexican-American migrant teenager over the course of her freshman year of high school as her farmworker family travels between Texas, California and Mexico.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
FOR OUR MAN: Directed by Kazuo Ohno. Produced by Caterina Kluseman. Synopsis: Alone in a room, an old scribbler begins work on a story. Just a simple scenario, it shouldn't be much of a problem. Then again, memories have this way of intruding...
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR NARRATIVE SHORT - Tie GYM SHORT: Directed by Doug Schachtel. Produced by Doug Schachtel. Synopsis: Can romance blossom when the girl you admire is prone to beating you up every day in self-defense class?
MODERN DAYDREAMS: ISLANDS IN THE SKY: Directed by Mitchell Rose. Produced
by Ashley Roland, Jamey Hampton, Mitchell Rose. Synopsis: Four people
weave 50 feet in the air atop four cherry-pickers, aloft and aloof in
their ivory towers.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT IN BETWEEN DAYS: Directed by Lori Lovoy-Goran. Produced by Jennifer Eckert, Andrew Groves. Synopsis: The fleeting, intimate moments of awkwardness, excitement, and humor that are a common part of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY SHORT
HAZLO POR CUBA: Directed by David Ellsworth. Produced by David Ellsworth,
Stephen O'Dell. Synopsis: An experimental documentary shot in Havana,
Cuba, which explores the city's street life in an architectural context.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT PROFILES IN SCIENCE, Directed by Wes Kim. Produced by Wes Kim; Assoc Prod: Jessica L Rose, Nick Simons, Jennifer Matte. Synopsis: Dr. Albert Chung is a pioneer in the field of time-lapse photography. Though plagued by technical problems and his layabout son, Dr. Chung presses onward until he makes a surprising discovery.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR ANIMATED SHORT - Tie
POPULI, Directed by David Russo. Produced by David Russo. Synopsis: An
experimental animation film featuring the creation, evolution, and
journey of humanoid sculptures through time-lapsed envrionments.
VESSEL WRESTLING: Directed by Lisa Yu. Produced by Lisa Yu. Synopsis: A
woman serves dinner. She waits. Stuff happens. Everything happens.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
N.EW Y.ORK C.ASINO, Directed by Kyle Henry. Produced by Kyle Henry.
Synopsis: Everything changed. Nothing changed. There's got to be a
morning after, and what awaits is credit card debt.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
CANDIDE, Directed by John Davis. Synopsis: A village asleep, as the
average TV watcher roams through the happy-go-lucky world of publicity.
In this paradise, a feeling of discomfort lurks, as cartoon sounds
attempt to reassure us it’s all a game; just like the reflex of the baby
monkey seeking protection through its artificial mother.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO
DANDY WARHOLS 'BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU' Directed by Courtney Taylor. Produced
by David Lankton, David Cress, Rian Moore.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR MUSIC VIDEO
CORNELIUS 'DROP' Directed by Koichi Tsujikawa. Produced by Keigo Oyamada.
JURY AWARD FOR BEST MIDNIGHT SHORTS - Tie
NOUGAT, Directed by Tibor Szakaly, Bill Fiala. Produced by Bill Fiala. Synopsis: Nobody seems to pay attention to Nougat during the Easter Pageant. They'll take notice of him this year...he'll make sure of that!
INTERVIEW WITH SPIKE JONZE, Directed by Jonah Kaplan. Produced by Jonah Kaplan, Jannat Gargi. Synopsis: An interview with director Spike Jonze goes horribly awry.
MAI'S AMERICA: Directed by Marlo Poras. Produced by Marlo Poras; Exec.
Prod: David Sutherland. Synopsis: A spunky, mini-skirted teenager from
Hanoi becomes an exchange student placed in rural Mississippi. Filmmakers
follow as she moves from family to family and idea to idea about what
DOCUMENTARY FIRST FILM
LIFETIME GUARANTEE: PHRANC'S ADVENTURES IN PLASTIC. Directed by Lisa
Udelson. Produced by Eric d'Arbeloff. Synopsis: A year in the life of
Phranc - the All-American, Jewish, lesbian, folk-singing, surfing,
BY HOOK OR BY CROOK: Directed by Harry Dodge, Silas Howard. Produced by
Steak House, Harry Dodge, Silas Howard. Synopsis: A buddy film that
chronicles three weeks in the life of a handsome, gender-bending,
small-town butch with a nagging messiah-complex who meets a deliriously
expressive, wise-acre adoptee on a misguided search for her birth mother.
NARRATIVE FIRST FILM
MADE-UP: Directed by Tony Shalhoub. Produced by Lynne Adams, Brooke Adams, Mark Donadio. Synopsis: A teenage daughter gives her baby boomer mom an elaborate makeover, while her aunt documents the humorous episodes that follow.