SXSW Film Festival Announces 2015 Audience Award Winners

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the Audience Award winners from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favourites and Design Award categories. Among the winners was Australia’s own Josh Lawson for his film The Little Death.

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.

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

Congratulations to all winners! Until next year…

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