SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards

The people have spoken

Local filmmaker Keith Maitland is a popular guy with both juries and audiences this year.

Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke

Tower, Maitland's riveting film about the UT massacre, won in the Documentary Film Competition, having already taken home a Grand Jury prize earlier this week. Local filmmaking duo Brenda Greene Mitchell and Sam Wainwright Douglas' Honky Tonk Heaven won in the 24 Beats Per Second category. Another Austinite, Greg Kwedar, took home the Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award for his gripping border patrol thriller Transpecos.


2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner
Transpecos
Director: Greg Kwedar

Transpecos

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner
Tower
Director: Keith Maitland

HEADLINERS

Audience Award Winner
Demolition
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner
From Nowhere
Director: Matthew Newton

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner
Mr. Gaga
Director: Tomer Heymann

Jules and Dolores

VISIONS

Audience Award Winner
Jules and Dolores
Director: Caito Ortiz

MIDNIGHTERS

Audience Award Winner
I Am a Hero
Director: Shinsuke Sato

EPISODIC

Audience Award Winner
Vice Principals
Directors: Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride

24 BEATS PER SECOND

Audience Award Winner
Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
Directors: Brenda Greene Mitchell, Sam Wainwright Douglas

SXGLOBAL

Audience Award Winner
Ghostland
Director: Simon Stadler

FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Audience Award Winner
Gleason
Director: Clay Tweel

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Audience Award Winner
We Are X
Designer: Allison Brownmoore of Blue Spill

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