SXSW Film Announces 2015 Audience Winners‏

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Austin, Texas.-The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the Audience Award winners today from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition,Headliners, Narrative Spotlight,Documentary Spotlight,Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories. Audience Award results for all categories were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter.  

The Audience Awards follow the previously announced 2015 Jury Awards, which included Grand Jury Winners Trey Edward Shults’ KRISHA for Narrative Feature, and Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s Peace Officer for Documentary Feature. For the complete list of 2015 Award Winners, visit sxsw.com/film.

Over the course of nine days, the 2015 SXSW Film Festival will screen over 150 features, consisting of 102 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres and 11 U.S. Premieres with 62 first-time directors. 106 shorts will screen as part of 10 curated shorts programs. The 257 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, nearly 7500, comprised of approximately 2426 features and 4935 shorts, with an overall increase of 13% over 2014.

2015 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

 NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner: KRISHA

Director: Trey Edward Shults

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner: Peace Officer

Directors: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber

HEADLINERS

Audience Award Winner: Hello, My Name is Doris

Director: Michael Showalter

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner: The Little Death

Director: Josh Lawson

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner: A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Director: Sara Hirsh Bordo

VISIONS

Audience Award Winner: Uncle Kent 2

Director: Todd Rohal

MIDNIGHTERS

Audience Award Winner: Turbo Kid

Director: RKSS Collective

EPISODIC

Audience Award Winner: Mr. Robot

Director: Sam Esmail

24 BEATS PER SECOND

Audience Award Winner: Landfill Harmonic

Directors: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley

SXGLOBAL

Audience Award Winner: Kings of Nowhere

Director: Betzabé García

FESTIVAL FAVORITES  

Audience Award Winner: The Look of Silence

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

 SXSW Film Design Awards

 EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Audience Award Winner: Pink Grapefruit

Designer: Simon Dargan for Musta Lunta

 

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Audience Award Winner: The Fitzroy

Designers: Chris Tozer, Marko Anstice

 

As today is the final day of SXSW Film, additional screenings have been scheduled for this  

evening for all Audience Award winners:

 

Audience Award: 24 Beats Per Second

Landfill Harmonic

03/21/2015, Alamo Ritz, 6:15 PM

 

Audience Award: Documentary Feature Competition

Peace Officer

03/21/2015, Alamo Lamar B, 9:00 PM

 

Audience Award: Documentary Spotlight

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

03/21/2015, Stateside Theatre, 9:30 PM

 

Audience Award: Episodic

Mr. Robot

03/21/2015, Vimeo Theater, 9:30 PM

 

Audience Award: Festival Favorites

The Look Of Silence

03/21/2015, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 9:30 PM

 

Audience Award: Midnighters

Turbo Kid

03/21/2015, Alamo Lamar B, 11:59 PM

 

Audience Award: Narrative Feature

KRISHA

03/21/2015, Alamo Lamar A, 9:30 PM

 

Audience Award: Narrative Spotlight

The Little Death

03/21/2015, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 6:45 PM

 

Audience Award: SXGlobal

Kings of Nowhere

03/21/2015, Alamo Lamar C, 10:00 PM

 

Audience Award: Visions

Uncle Kent 2

03/21/2015, Alamo Ritz, 9:30 PM

 

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