2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners Announced

Written by Christina Wiese | Saturday, Mar 19, 2016
2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners Announced

The results are in!

After eight full days of screenings, we are pleased to reveal the 2016 SXSW Film Audience Awards! The winner in each screening section, excluding Episodic and Headliners, will receive an additional screening on Saturday, March 19.

Audience Award results were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter. View the 2016 SXSW Jury Award winners that were previously announced at the SXSW Film Awards Presented by Panasonic.

2016 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners

Narrative Feature Competition: Transpecos
Director: Greg Kwedar

Documentary Feature Competition: TOWER
Director: Keith Maitland

Headliners: Demolition
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Narrative Spotlight: From Nowhere
Director: Matthew Newton

Documentary Spotlight: Mr. Gaga
Director: Tomer Heymann

Visions: Jules and Dolores
Director: Caito Ortiz

Midnighters: I Am a Hero
Director: Shinsuke Sato

Episodic: Vice Principals
Directors: Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride

24 Beats Per Second: Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken
Directors: Brenda Greene Mitchell, Sam Wainwright Douglas

SXGlobal: Ghostland
Director: Simon Stadler

Festival Favorites: Gleason
Director: Clay Tweel

Excellence in Title Design: We Are X
Designer: Allison Brownmoore of Blue Spill

Photo Credits:
From Nowhere photo courtesy of the filmmakers
TOWER photo by Keith Maitland/Go-Valley LLC
Transpecos photo by Jane Houle
Mr. Gaga photo by Gadi Dagon