Parker Smith

Best Short Documentary Jury 2022

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Parker Smith is a documentary and narrative filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. He was introduced to documentaries by accident, having set out to make a narrative film that quickly evolved into the documentary feature "Ramblin' Freak", which premiered at SXSW 2017. Recently, he worked as the director of photography on the upcoming documentary series "The Bond", and won an audience award at SXSW for his narrative short, "Act of God", co-directed by Spencer Cook. 

Best Short Documentary 2022 Winner

RACE NIGHT

The images are beautiful and the editing is poetic, but the film as a whole is more than that- it's a complete immersion into the world of its characters. A detailed portrait of families and communities united by a single interest, bound together in a beautiful competition.