AIR GUITAR NATION WINS 24 BEATS AWARD AT SXSW

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    South by Southwest (SXSW) is happy to announce that the winner of the
    24 Beats Per Second Audience Award for the 2006 festival is Alexandra
    Lipsitz’s “Air Guitar Nation.” The film, which had its world premiere
    at SXSW, received the highest votes of all the films in the music-
    related section of films playing the festival. The runner-up was Zach
    Niles & Banker White’s film, “The Refugee All Stars.” These winners
    were announced Sunday, March 19, after the rest of the film festival
    awards were announced on Tuesday, March 14. The 24 Beats Per Second
    section of the festival featured 15 music documentaries including
    Nathaniel Hornblower’s “Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That!,” Andrew
    Shapter’s “Before the Music Dies,” Steven Cantor & Matthew Galkin’s
    loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies,” the Charlize Theron-
    produced “East of Havana,” and many more. Meanwhile, the acclaimed
    SXSW Music Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006. A
    complete list of SXSW 2006 winners can be found at: http://
    www.sxsw.com/film/

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