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SXSW Film Festival Announces Jury, Special Awards Despite Cancellation Due to Coronavirus

SXSW Film Festival Announces Jury, Special Awards Despite Cancellation Due to Coronavirus

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals has announced its 2020 Jury and Special Award winners for this year’s film festival, despite it having been cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus earlier this month.

The SXSW Film Festival had several Special Awards juries set up, but after the cancellation, the organization expanded to the juried competitions.

“When we curated and announced our slate for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, filled with an array of wonderful films we were excited to share with our unique audience, we had no idea of the unprecedented impact that Coronavirus would have on all our lives,” Janet Pierson, Director of Film, said. “Our hearts were broken for all the filmmakers who invested so much time and talent in their work, hoping for a transformative experience at our event. We’re honored to at least be able to present our juried and special awards.

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