South by Southwest Interactive powered down last night, although not before a blowout closing party at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and the SXSW Interactive Awards.
The 16th Annual Interactive Awards held at the Hilton Austin Downtown honored winners across 15 different categories. Emcee Aisha Tyler kept the jokes coming at a rapid clip, imploring honorees (with mixed success) to keep their acceptance speeches Tweet length. And bluegrass performers The Austin Steamers kicked the festivities off with a Texas twang.
KUT News spoke with three award finalists: the folks behind Motion Graphics nominee Assassin's Creed III - Bunker Hill Interactive Trailer; Student nominee Combiform; and Film/TV nominee Smithsonian Channel for iPad. You can listen to their remarks in the player above.