I’m very excited to report that Mothersbane was awarded the Best Short Documentary award at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday. I had a chance to see both documentary short programs and was impressed with the quality of the films and proud to be screening alongside them. The award was a complete surprise – my cinematographer Sinisa had dragged me to the ceremony despite my assurances that we weren’t going to win anything. I wish I had dressed better and prepared a speech. The actual award is a hilariously large belt-buckle with a matching belt. I’ll post a picture later. The selection committee was juried by Jay Duplass, director of The Puffy Chair and Baghead. He was very kind and generous in his praise and I regret not being able to say anything to him other than “Thanks, I appreciate it” over and over until it just got too awkward to bear. I’m back from SXSW now, recooperating in Oakland (I’m way too delicate for that scene), and preparing to head up to Sebastopol for the town’s Doc Film Festival and a relaxing long weekend with my family. To see a full list of the SXSW winners, click here.

Updates

March 10, 2011

Heading off to SXSW tomorrow with Sinisa for 7 days. Excited for the screenings and for the chance to experience this notorious festival… Upon return, I’ll be heading up to Sebastopol, where Mothersbane will screen twice at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. It is a finalist for the Best Short Jury award, and there will be a Q&A with Vivien Hillgrove, editor of Deann Borshay’s wonderful First Person Plural, afterwards… Mothersbane got a nice writeup in Inside Pulse. Click here to read it… MB is also playing tomorrow at the Edmonton Disability Film Showcase.

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