SXSW adds “Excellence in Title Design” award to 2010 competition

SXSW Design Awards

SXSW has just announced the addition of a truly awesome new award as part of their SXSW Film Design Awards. Starting with the 2010 event, the “Excellence in Title Design” Award will be featured as a special contest to “discover the best in contemporary Title Sequence design.”

Award eligibility is open internationally to all Title Sequences that are part of a completed film finished in 2009 or later. Entrants have until December 11 to submit their sequences. Finalists will be announced in February of 2010. The finalists will be featured in their own screening during SXSW. Judging will consist of an expert panel of judges, and there will also be an Audience Award available for the public’s favorite.

For more information about entering this portion of the competition, check out HERE on the SXSW site.

What titles designs have tickled your fancy in 2009? Will any franchise ever have a title sequence design as cool as any of the James Bond films? (Answer: no).

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At age five, Kate was famous in her first grade class for having seen DIRTY DANCING twelve times (a distinction which was only overshadowed by her other infamous trait of constantly running around with her skirt over her head). While her tastes have turned considerably more refined in the intervening twenty years, Kate still carries a serious torch for dance movies (and for skirt-head). She’s seen every James Bond movie in theaters since 1985 (A VIEW TO A KILL), has never walked out of or passed out during a film (CLOVERFIELD), truly believes movie theater popcorn should be its very own food group, and once told David Gordon Green, “you’re my very favorite director in the whole wide world.” Kate came to Los Angeles for the weather and a writing program at Loyola Marymount University that allowed her to spend weeks on the road, pretending to be Kerouac while drinking a lot of cheap wine. She has stayed in Los Angeles because she can’t imagine living anywhere that doesn’t allow her to tell people, “Tara Reid and I go to the same grocery store.” In her free time, Kate enjoys talking about all things important to various species of the living (including, but not limited to, people, hairless cats, and police ponies), the local Los Angeles music scene, hiking, and telling people to see more movies and read more books.