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The big winner at SXSW is “Tiny.”

The big winner at SXSW is “Tiny.” (photo)

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It was awards night at SXSW this evening where comedian Eugene Mirman presided over the announcement of this year’s Jury and Audience Awards of the narrative, documentary and shorts competitions. While we’ll have to wait until March 22nd to learn who picked up audience prizes in the Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, Lone Star States, 24 Beats Per Second and Midnighters sections, here are this year’s big winners in the other categories:

Best Narrative Feature
Winner: “Tiny Furniture” (Director: Lena Dunham; read our review here.)

Best Documentary Feature
Winner: “Marwencol” (Director: Jeff Malmberg; read our review here.)
Runner-up: “War Don Don” (Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen)

Special Jury Awards
Best Ensemble: “Myth of the American Sleepover”
Best Individual Performance: Brian Hasenfus in “Phillip the Fossil”

Audience Awards
Documentary Feature: “For Once in My Life” (Directors: Jim Bigham and Mark Moormann)
Narrative Feature: “Brotherhood” (Director: Will Canon)

Narrative Shorts
Winner: “Cigarette Candy” (Director: Lauren Wolkstein)
Runner-up: “Teleglobal Dreamin'” (Director: Eric Flanagan)

Documentary Shorts
Winner: “Quadrangle” (Director: Amy Grappell)
Runner-up: “White Lines and The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug” (Director: Travis Senger)

Animated Shorts
Winner: “The Orange” (Director: Nick Fox-Gieg)
Runner-up: “One Square Mile of Earth” (Director: Jeff Drew)

Experimental Shorts
Winner: “Night Mayor” (Director: Guy Maddin)
Runner-up: “Kids Might Fly” (Director: Alex Taylor)

Music Videos
Winner: Cinnamon Chasers, “Luv Deluxe” (Director: Saman Keshavarz)
Runner-up: Grizzly Bear, “Forest” (Director: Allison Schulnik)

Texas Shorts
Winner: “Petting Sharks” (Director: Craig Elrod)
Runner-up: “The Big Bends” (Director: Jason William Marlow)

SXSW Special Awards

SXSW Wholphin Winner: Quadrangle Director: Amy Grappell
SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award Winner: Lena Dunham for “Tiny Furniture”
Special Award – The Chicken & Egg Pictures “We Believe in You” Award: Martha Stephens for “Passenger Pigeons”

SXSW Film Design Awards

Excellence in Poster Design
Winner: “Feeder” (Designer: Joseph Ernst)
Runner-up: “Amer” (Designer: Gilles Vranckx)
Audience Award Winner: “Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission” (Designer: Michael Anderson)
Special Jury Award: “Equestrian Sexual Response” (Designers: Martim Vian & Zeke Hawkins)

Excellence in Title Design
Winner: “Zombieland” (Designer: Ben Conrad)
Runner-up: “earthwork” (Designer: Stan Herd)

Audience Award Winner: “earthwork” (Designer: Stan Herd)
Special Jury Award: “Enter the Void” (Designer: Gaspar Noé and Tom Kam)

[Photo: David Call and Lena Dunham in “Tiny Furniture,” Tiny Ponies, 2010]

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…