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SXSW Announces Audience Awards 2017 Winners

Monday 20th March 2017 by AllieHanley

 The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival has officially ended in Austin Texas. Over the weekend the 2017 Audience Awards were announced for the Film Tract of the Festival.

Over the course of nine days, the 2017 SXSW Film Festival screened 130 features, consisting of 84 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres, and 5 US Premieres, with 54 first-time filmmakers. 128 shorts screened as part of 12 curated shorts programs. The 258 films were selected from 7,651 overall submissions, consisting of approximately 2,432 features and 4,975 shorts. 

 The 2017 Audience Awards Winners:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: 
The Light of the Moon
Director: Jessica M. Thompson

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

HEADLINERS
Audience Award Winner:
 Baby Driver
Director: Edgar Wright

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner:
 Mr. Roosevelt
Director: Noël Wells 

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner:
 The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Director: Jennifer M. Kroot

VISIONS
Audience Award Winner: 
Becoming Bond
Director: Josh Greenbaum

MIDNIGHTERS
Audience Award Winner:
 68 Kill 
Director: Trent Haaga

EPISODIC
Audience Award Winner
: Dear White People
Director: Justin Simien

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 

Audience Award: 24 Beats Per Second
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
3/18/2017, Alamo Ritz 2, 4:00 PM

Audience Award: Documentary Feature Competition
Dealt
3/18/2017, Alamo Lamar A, 4:00 PM

Audience Award: Documentary Spotlight
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
3/18/2017, Stateside Theatre, 7:30 PM

Audience Award: Festival Favorites
The Big Sick
3/18/2017, Alamo Ritz 1, 2:30 PM

Audience Award: Midnighters
68 Kill
3/18/2017, Alamo Lamar A, 11:00 PM

Audience Award: Narrative Feature Competition
The Light of the Moon
3/18/2017, Alamo Lamar A, 1:30 PM

Audience Award: Narrative Spotlight
Mr. Roosevelt
3/18/2017, Alamo Ritz 1, 5:30 PM

Audience Award: Global
Divine Divas
3/18/2017, Alamo Ritz 2, 1:00 PM

Audience Award: Visions
Becoming Bond
3/18/2017, Alamo Ritz 2, 7:00 PM

For specific information on these films check out www.SXSW/film

AllieHanley

Allie Hanley waves her Geek Flag proudly as she writes Film, TV, and Pop Cuture articles for several websites and a magazine. She occasionaly lands cool intervews with some of the Hollywood's most influential movers and shakers. Her favorite TV show is "Game Of Thrones" followed closely by "The Walking Dead." She has high hopes for HBO's "Westworld" and loves all things pop culture. Her favorite interview in recent times was with Gary Oldman. She attends Comic Con International every year and sometimes guest panels on smaller cons talking from topics like Women of Sci/fi, film, etc. Follow on Twitter @HallHHooker