Now entering its 4th year, the SXSW Film Design Awards and poster gallery return for SXSW 2013, in association with AIGA Austin.
Jury awards will once again be awarded to winners in the Excellence in Poster Design and Excellence in Title Design categories. Poster finalists will be revealed later, and see below for the full lineup of finalists for the Title Design competition. To watch all 19 of the title sequences, add the special Title Design Finalists Screening to your schedule.
21 Jump Street
Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Designer/Agency: Brian Mah, Kris Fortin, Juan Monasterio, John Kim, Dan Meehan, Will Goodan & Greg Herman, Imaginary Forces
Police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) get sent back to high school as undercover cops in the action-comedy 21 Jump Street.
Director: Joss Whedon
Designer/Agency: Steve Viola, Method Design
Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.
Director: Norry Niven
Designer/Agency: Sai Selvarajan & Marc Chartrand, Lucky-Post
Chasing Shakespeare is a beautiful, enchanting, love story about a young native american woman's search for her destiny and her widower husband's attempts to reunite with her after her death. With stunning performances from Danny Glover, Oscar Nominated Graham Greene, Chelsea Ricketts, Mike Wade and Ashley Bell, this film is an emotional and dreamlike experience that is not to be missed.
Director: Charles de Lauzirika
Designer/Agency: Raleigh Stewart
Starring Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Edward Furlong and Ron Perlman, "CRAVE" is a psychological noir about a downtrodden photographer whose dark and amusing vigilante fantasies become dangerously real. Winner of the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature Film at Fantasia, the Next Wave Award for Best Director at Fantastic Fest and Best Title Sequence at Toronto After Dark.
Designer/Agency: Simon Clowes, Prologue Films
A modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes set in New York City.
Hard Rock Medical
Director: Derek Diorio
Designer/Agency: Jay Bond, Oily Film Company
A diverse group of students navigating their way through a four-year adventure in the most unusual medical school in the world.
Histories de Bruguera
Director: Carles Prats
A documentary film about the history of the emblematic spanish book publisher "Bruguera"
Joven & Alocada
Director: Marialy Rivas
Designer/Agency: Pablo Gonzalez, SMOG
Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.
The Late Men
Director: Van Poynton
Designer/Agency: Van Poynton, The Executive Branch
In the ghost town Dublin of tomorrow, the paths of three guilty men converge in a spiralling feud of vengeance and survival.
Man on a Ledge
Director: Asger Leth
The Man Who Shook The Hand of Vicente Fernandez
Director: Elia Petridis
Designer/Agency: Craig Denham, Curiosity Shoppe
Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Designer/Agency: Aaron Sorenson, LAIKA/house, LAIKA/house
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Designer/Agency: Jorge Calvo, Chelsea22
Psychologist Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant (Cillian Murphy) study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic Robert De Niro) who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Director: Michael J. Bassett
Designer/Agency: Kook Ewo, The French Title
Revelation 3D is a 2012 3D horror film directed and written by Michael J. Bassett and a sequel to the 2006 film SIlent Hill directed by Christophe Gans. The film is based on the survival horror video game Silent Hill 3 by Konami.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Designer/Agency: Aaron Becker, Becker Design
Sinister centers around a true-crime novelist who finds a cache of 8 mm films, and subsequently tracks the path of a serial killer whose murders date back to the 1960s. This sequence charts his research into the filmed murders, occult symbolism and Bughuul, an ancient demon that threatens his family.
Director: Sam Mendes
Designer/Agency: Daniel Kleinman, Rattling Stick, Framestore
The title sequence for Skyfall is a four-minute sequence, which opens underwater as Bond sinks lifelessly into the gloom, before Kleinman’s creative direction sends us on a spiralling journey into Bond’s subconscious.
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Designer/Agency: Robert Kopecky, IdeaRocket
The creative personnel of Weeds engaged IdeaRocket to create a show opener for the program's eighth and final season that would re-cap the entire Weeds odyssey.