“The Light of the Moon,” “Dealt,” “Baby Driver” pick up SXSW audience awards

“The Light of the Moon”

 A feature debut about the aftermath of a rape, a documentary about a blind magician and a heist movie about a young getaway driver who must have the right soundtrack took audience awards at SXSW Saturday.
Jessica M. Thompson‘s “The Light of the Moon,” about a woman who is assaulted blocks from her house, took the award for narrative feature.
Luke Korem‘s “Dealt,” about blind card magician Richard Turner, won for feature documentary.
Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” took top honors in the headliners category, while former Austinite Noël Wells‘ “Mrs. Roosevelt” won in the narrative spotlight category.
Here is the full list of winners:
2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION 
Audience Award Winner: 
The Light of the Moon
Director: Jessica M. Thompson

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION 
Audience Award Winner: 
Dealt
Director: Luke Korem

 

HEADLINERS 
Audience Award Winner:
 Baby Driver 
Director: Edgar Wright 

 

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT 
Audience Award Winner:
 Mr. Roosevelt 
Director: Noël Wells

 

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT 
Audience Award Winner:
 The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin 
Director: Jennifer M. Kroot 

 

VISIONS 
Audience Award Winner: 
Becoming Bond 
Director: Josh Greenbaum

 

MIDNIGHTERS 
Audience Award Winner:
 68 Kill 
Direct
or: Trent Haaga

 

EPISODIC 
Audience Award Winner
: Dear White People 
Director: Justin Simien 

 

24 BEATS PER SECOND 
Audience Award Winner: May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers 
Directors: Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio 

GLOBAL 
Audience Award Winner:
 Divine Divas
Director: Leandra Leal 

 

FESTIVAL FAVORITES 
Audience Award Winner
The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter 

 
 

SXSW Film Design Awards

 

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN 

Audience Award Winner: Into The Current 

Directors: Chris R. Moberg and Jared Young

Virtual Cinema Grand Jury Awards

VIRTUAL REALITY: ROOM-SCALE

Winner: After Solitary 

Directors: Cassandra Herrman, Lauren Mucciolo

 

Special Jury Recognition for Innovative Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Field of Health: Reinvent 

Directors: Ian Forester, Sook-lei Liew, PhD

 

360° VIDEO

Winner: Behind the Fence

Directors: Lindsay Branham, Jonathan Olinger 

 

Special Jury Recognition for Technical Excellence: Dreams of “O”

Directors: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël

 


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