SXSW 2017 Audience Award Winners Include “Baby Driver,” “The Light of the Moon,” “Mr. Roosevelt”

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After 10 days of film, tech, and music has sadly come to an end. We’ll all have to wait another year for their slate of indie fare in their film festival of horror, comedy, thriller, and other bizarre-but-hip cinema. This year, the Austin-based fest served up some impressive features and the audience ate it up. SXSW recently announced their coveted Audience Award Winners which included Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated Baby Driver as well as the emotional drama The Light of the Moon starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz. Other big winners include Noel Wells’ (Master of None) directorial debut, Mr. Roosevelt as well as Netflix’s adaptation of Justin Simien’s Dear White People. Read the full list of winners below.


2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: THE LIGHT OF THE MOON
Director: Jessica M. Thompson
*Read our review here.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: DEALT
Director: Luke Korem

HEADLINERS
Audience Award Winner: BABY DRIVER
Director: Edgar Wright
*Read our review here.

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: MR. ROOSEVELT
Director: Noël Wells
*Read our review here.

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN
Director: Jennifer M. Kroot

VISIONS
Audience Award Winner: BECOMING BOND
Director: Josh Greenbaum
*Read our review here.

MIDNIGHTERS
Audience Award Winner: 68 KILL
Director: Trent Haaga

EPISODIC
Audience Award Winner: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Director: Justin Simien
*Read our review here.

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Audience Award Winner: MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS
Directors: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio

GLOBAL
Audience Award Winner: DIVINE DIVAS
Director: Leandra Leal

FESTIVAL FAVORITES
Audience Award Winner: THE BIG SICK
Director: Michael Showalter
*Read our review here.

SXSW Film Design Awards:

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: INTO THE CURRENT
Directors: Chris R. Moberg and Jared Young

Virtual Cinema Grand Jury Awards:

VIRTUAL REALITY: ROOM-SCALE
Winner: AFTER SOLITARY
Directors: Cassandra Herrman, Lauren Mucciolo

360° VIDEO
Winner: BEHIND THE FENCE
Directors: Lindsay Branham, Jonathan Olinger

Special Jury Recognition for Innovative Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Field of Health: REINVENT
Directors: Ian Forester, Sook-lei Liew, PhD

Special Jury Recognition for Technical Excellence: DREAMS OF “O”
Directors: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël

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