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

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

MTV Documentary Films also acquired tw0 short films, including the Tribeca Documentary Short winner “My Father The Mover” and “A Life Too Short.”

All four films round out the MTV Documentary Films lineup focused on social, political and cultural topics affecting young people today. The label re-launched last year under the direction of executive producer Sheila Nevins.

“Beautiful Something Left Behind,” formerly titled “An Elephant in the Room,” won the
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