SXSW Winners ‘Beautiful Something Left Behind’ and ‘Finding Yingying’ Nabbed by MTV Documentary Films (Exclusive)

Distributor will push each film for full awards campaign following last year’s Oscar-nominated “St. Louis Superman”

MTV Documentary Films has acquired the rights to the documentary features “Beautiful Something Left Behind” and “Finding Yingying,” both of which won prizes at this year’s canceled South by Southwest Film Festival, MTV Studios announced Thursday.

MTV will give both films a full awards campaign and will qualify them for the Academy Awards this season after nabbing an Oscar nomination for its short film “St. Louis Superman” and winning acclaim and prizes for the film “Gay Chorus Deep South.”

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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