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SXSW: Audience Award Winners Include ‘Krisha,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’ And ‘Peace Officer’

SXSW: Audience Award Winners Include 'Krisha,' 'Hello, My Name is Doris' And 'Peace Officer'

SXSW is over, and while our team is off sending their clothes to the dry cleaners to figure out how to get out stains from five different barbecue sauces, organizers in Austin have one more thing left to announce. Following the Jury awards last week, they’ve unveiled the Audience Awards, and there are a couple of notable crossover winners.

Trey Edward Shults‘ drama “Krisha,” (our review) and Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber‘s documentary “Peace Officer” (our review) repeated their victories in the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature slots. Meanwhile, audiences gave their approval to the Sally Field starring “Hello, My Name is Doris” and Todd Rohal‘s oddball sequel “Uncle Kent 2.””Turbo Kid” is also continuing to pick up buzz following its Sundance premiere with a win here.

Check out the full list of winners below.

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
Creator/Executive Producer: 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

Browse through all our coverage of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival by clicking here.

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