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SXSW 2009 awards "Made in China" best narrative feature

Judi Krant's debut feature "Made in China" has won the narrative feature jury competition at South by Southwest The film "Made in China," which premiered at the festival, follows a Texas novelty inventor who travels to Shanghai.
and discovers that it takes more than a bright idea to succeed. (Cast includes Jackson Kuehn, Dan Sumpter...)

Feature Jury Awards

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner - 45365
Director: Bill Ross

Honorable Mention - The Way We Get By
Director: Aron Gaudet

NARRATIVE FEATURE
Winner - Made in China
Director: Judi Krant
Synopsis:
Slinkys, Pet Rocks, Ant FarmsÉbehind each of those great novelties is the story of a great Novelty Inventor. 'Made In China' is the story of one such inventor. Johnson, a self-styled novelty inventor from a small town in East Texas, is determined to bring his big idea Ð "a humorous domestic hygiene product" - to the world. Johnson's journey takes him to the Mecca of the novelty world: China, where anything is possible and everything has its price. Lost in the backstreets of Shanghai, Johnson discovers that it takes more than a million dollar idea to make it to the big time. It takes guts, determination, and a fist full of sneezing powder.
Director's Bio:
Judi de la Cruz Krant is interested in spiders, coincidence, and the handmade. Her "Plan B" involves putting several of her own inventions into production, including: The Vibrating Underwear Alarm Clock, The Inflatable Earthquake Suit, and pet capes. Miss Krant was born in Ft. Worth and educated on Austin's Forty Acres. She is a poly-enthusiast. 'Made in China' is her first feature film.

Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast - That Evening Sun
Director: Scott Teems

Audience Awards

EMERGING VISIONS
Winner - Motherland
Director: Jennifer Steinman

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner - MINE
Director: Geralyn Pezanoski

NARRATIVE FEATURE
Winner - That Evening Sun
Director: Scott Teems

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Winner - To Be Announced on Friday, 3/20

LONE STAR STATES
Winner - To Be Announced on Friday, 3/20

Special Jury Awards

SXSW & AIGA AUSTIN MOVIE POSTER AWARD
Best in Show - The Dungeon Masters
Director: Keven Macalester
Designer: David Plunkert, Spur Design, LLC

SXSW / CHICKEN & EGG EMERGENT WOMAN AWARD
Winner - Made in China
Director: Judi Krant

SXSW WHOLPHIN SHORT FILM AWARD
Winner - Sister Wife
Director: Jill Orschel

Shorts Jury Awards

REEL SHORTS
Winner - Thompson
Director: Jason Tippet

Special Jury Award - Happy 95 Birthday Grandpa
Director: Gary Huggins

ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner - Shaman
Director: Luc Perez

Special Jury Award - Sweet Dreams
Director: Kirsten Lepore

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
Winner - Cattle Call
Director: Matthew Rankin & Mike Maryniuk

Special Jury Award - The Idiot Stinks
Director: Helder Sun

MUSIC VIDEOS
Winner - Thunderheist, "Jerk It"
Director: That Go-Noel Paul & Stefan Moore

Special Jury Award - Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal"
Director: Sean Pecknold

Jury Special Mention - New Pornographers, "Myriad Harbor"
Director: Fluorescent Hill

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION
Winner - Performance Evaluation
Director: Breannah Gibson

Special Jury Award - TIE
Fresh Fruit
Director: Edward Kelley & Brenden Cicoria

AND

A Hospital Bathroom
Director: Miguel Johnson

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