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SXSW Film Awards: ‘Krisha,’ ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’ Win Audience Prizes

Grand jury prize recipientKrisha” and “Hello, My Name Is Doris” are among the winners of this year’s SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards, announced Saturday.

While director Trey Edward Shults’ family drama “Krisha” won its second major prize of the festival in the narrative feature competition, fest hit “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” starring Sally Field, nabbed the prize in the headliners category.

Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s hard-hitting doc “Peace Officer” was recognized in the documentary feature competition following its documentary grand jury prize win.

Other categories include narrative spotlight, documentary spotlight, visions and midnighters.

The 22nd annual SXSW Film Festival screened over 150 feature films, including 102 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres, with 62 first-time directors.

Here’s the complete list of audience award winners:

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
Director: Niels Arden Oplev

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

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