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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best First Feature

After over 200 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Critics Poll, these are what they selected as the top 30 debut feature films of 2016.

Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Witch”

We asked critics for their favorite films and performances of 2016. For each of the fifteen categories, respondents ranked their picks. Results were tallied using a reverse points system (e.g. five points for 1st, four points for 2nd, three points for 3rd, etc.) – we’ve listed the top 30 below. A full list of participating critics can be found here.

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

1. The Witch – 394
2. Krisha – 275
3. The Edge of Seventeen – 229
4. Swiss Army Man – 176
5. Indignation – 108
5. Kaili Blues – 108
7. Weiner – 86
8. Under the Shadow – 77
9. The Eyes of My Mother – 68
10. Cameraperson – 64
11. The Childhood of a Leader – 59
12. Deadpool – 55
13. The Birth of a Nation – 53
14. Southside with You – 48
15. The Eagle Huntress – 42
16. Ixcanul – 39
17. Spa Night – 36
17. Viktoria – 36
19. The Fits – 35
20. Old Stone – 32
21. Miles Ahead – 30
22. Kicks – 29
22. Sworn Virgin – 29
22. Take Me to the River – 29
25. Neither Heaven Nor Earth – 28
26. Do Not Resist – 25
27. From Afar – 24
27. White Girl – 24
29. April and the Extraordinary World – 20
29. Other People – 20

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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