Taking place halfway through the 9-day SXSW Film Festival, the SXSW Film Awards Presented by FilmStruck honors the superlative creativity and talent demonstrated by filmmakers and designers in the SXSW program. SXSW LUNA® Gamechanger Award Winner: Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik. Inflame To see full list, click here.
Every year, Gamechanger Films awards one SXSW feature directed by a woman with their prize, which includes $2,500 cash. Although there were many films directed by women this year, the honor went to Sophie Goodhart’s comedy, My Blind Brother, starring Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan, and Charlie Hewson. The film is the story
AUSTIN, Texas — “The Arbalest,” Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won the grand jury prize for narrative features at the SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday. The narrative jury, consisting of Lindsey Bahr, Richard Brody and Alonso Duralde, also handed acting awards to Andre Royo, who plays
Author: SARAH MARLOFF Gamechanger — A For-Profit Business Dedicated to Funding Feature Films Directed By Women A recurring topic has been popping up recently at award shows and festivals alike. From Sundanceto the Oscars, it seems the one thing many people are noticing is the scarcity of women directors in Hollywood. Driven by sickeningly low numbers – last
By Inkoo Kang Gamechanger Films was founded last fall as the first for-profit fund devoted to investing in narrative features directed by women. Men and women may enter film school at the same rate these days, but 90-95% of the directing jobs in Hollywood still go to male filmmakers. Gamechanger Films is one of the many players trying
By Jordan Zakarin Gamechanger, which produced Sundance hit “Land Ho!,” will give out this year’s prize Gamechanger Films is changing the name of one of SXSW’s most prestigious prizes. Since 2009, Chicken & Egg Pictures bestowed the Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award on one young female filmmaker a year, including Lena Dunham for “Tiny Furniture” in 2010, and Amy Seimetz for “Sun Don’t
Gamechanger Award Honoring Outstanding Woman Director to be Given at SXSW Formerly known as Chicken & Egg Pictures Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award, whose previous recipients include Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”), Hannah Fidell (“A Teacher”), and Amy Seimetz (“Sun Don’t Shine”). February 20, 2014, New York, NY – Gamechanger Films, which launched last September as the