Beasts of the Southern Wild

Run Times:
93 min
Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly
Benh Zeitlin
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Plot Summary

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

Festivals and Awards

Sundance Film Festival, USA, January 2012
*Grand Jury Prize: US Dramatic
*Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic
*Indian Paintbrush Producer’s Award

Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard, France, May 2012
*Camera d’Or
*FIPRESCI prize: Best Film, Un Certain Regard
*Special Mention: Ecumenical Jury
*Prix Regard Jeune (Young Critics Prize)

Munich Film Festival, Germany, June 2012
Sydney Film Festival, Australia, June 2012
Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic, June 2012

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2012
*Winner: Best Director

Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, July 2012
*Winner: Best First Feature Film

Odessa Film Festival, Ukraine, July 2012
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, July 2012
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia, July 2012
New Horizons Film Festival, Poland, July 2012
Fantasy Filmfest, Germany, August 2012
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, August 2012
Vukovar Film Festival, Croatia, August 2012

Deauville Film Festival, France, September 2012
*Winner: Grand Prize
*Winner: Cartier Revelation – Most Promising Newcomer

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland, September 2012
International Film Festival Film by the Sea, The Netherlands, September 2012
Athens International Film Festival, Greece, September 2012
Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary, September 2012
San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain, September 2012
Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland, September 2012
Festival do Rio, Brazil, September 2012
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2012

BFI London Film Festival, UK, October 2012
*Winner: The Sutherland / Best First Feature

Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium, October 2012
*Winner: Youth Film Competition

Mumbai Film Festival, India, October 2012

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE, October 2012
*Winner: New Horizon / Special Jury Award

Le Films de Cannes a Bucharest, Romania, October 2012
Sofia Independent Film Festival, Bulgaria, October 2012
Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden, November 2012

Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden, November 2012
*Best First Feature Award

Malatya Film Festival, Turkey, November 2012
*Best Director
*Best Production Design

Plus CameraImage Film Festival, Poland, November 2012
*Golden Frog Nominee
Kolkata Film Festival, India, November 2012
Chennai International Film Festival, India, December 2012
Kochi International Film Festival, India, December 2012