SXSW 2015: ‘Peace Officer,’ ‘KRISHA’ and ‘Doris’ Win Audience Awards

 

With SXSW 2015 officially wrapping up, the time has come to let the audience have their vote. The SXSW Film Festival already announced that the police militarization documentary Peace Officer and the home reunion drama KRISHA were their big winners of 2015, and the audiences agree: Peace Officer and KRISHA also won the audience awards for the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature competitions.

 

Check Out: SXSW 2015 Video: William ‘Dub’ Lawrence Talks ‘Peace Officer’

 

Other big winners include Michael Showalter, whose comedy Hello, My Name is Doris won the Audience Award for the Headliners competition. And the crowd-pleasing Turbo Kid took home the Midnighters Award for genre fare. CraveOnline has coverage of all these films and more in our SXSW 2015 hub page, so check it out for all the reviews, interviews and exclusive videos from this year’s festival!

Congratulations to all of the SXSW 2015 Audience Award winners. The complete list is below:

[Correction: The original SXSW press release listed Sam Esmail as the director of Mr. Robot. The episode was actually directed by Niels Arden Oplev. The following has been amended with the correct information.]

 

Check Out: SXSW 2015 Video: Michael Showalter & Max Greenfield on ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’

 

2015 SXSW Film Festival 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

 


William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline’s Film Channel and the host of The B-Movies Podcast and The Blue Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.

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