SXSW Film 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, Global, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories. Audience Award results for all categories were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

Over the course of 9 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.  For the complete list of 2017 Award Winners, visit sxsw.com/film.

 

2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award 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 

Baby Driver
Audience Award Winner:
 Baby Driver
Director: Edgar Wright 

 

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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 

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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

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