Magazine article Screen International

'KRISHA', 'Turbo Kid', 'Look of Silence' among SXSW Audience Award Winners

Magazine article Screen International

'KRISHA', 'Turbo Kid', 'Look of Silence' among SXSW Audience Award Winners

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SXSW has unveiled the winners of this year's Audience Awards.

Trey Edward Shults' KRISHA and Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber's Peace Officer repeated their Jury Award wins in Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature, respectively, while RKSS Collective's Turbo Kid (Midnighters) and Joshua Oppenheimer The Look of Silence (Festival Favourites) took the Audience Award in their categories.

Other winners included Josh Lawson's The Little Death in Narrative Spotlight, Michael Showalter's Hello, My Name is Doris in Headliners and Todd Rohal's Uncle Kent 2 in Visions.

All Audience Award results were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

This year's SXSW screened over 150 features, consisting of 102 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and 11 US premieres. 106 shorts screened as part of ten curated shorts programmes.

FULL LIST OF AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION - KRISHA, Director: Trey Edward Shults

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION - Peace Officer, Directors: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber

HEADLINERS - Hello, My Name is Doris, Director: Michael Showalter

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT - The Little Death, Director: Josh Lawson

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT - A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, Director: Sara Hirsh Bordo

VISIONS - Uncle Kent 2, Director: Todd Rohal

MIDNIGHTERS - Turbo Kid, Director: RKSS Collective

EPISODIC - Mr. …

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