SXSW Announces Audience Awards

SXSW Film FestivalThe film portion of SXSW wraps today and the festival has unveiled its Audience Awards. They follow Tuesday’s jury awards that saw Adam Leon’s Gimme The Loot take the top narrative feature honor. The fest’s final awards will be announced tomorrow. The winners list unveiled Friday night includes the doc Brooklyn Castle, which received a rousing response after its SXSW premiere screening last weekend. It centers on I.S. 318, an inner-city school where more than 65% of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level. It also happens to have the winningest junior high school chess team in the country. Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin snapped up remake rights during the fest. Here’s the full list of winners:

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
Brooklyn Castle; director: Katy Dellamaggiore

NARRATIVE FEATURE SPOTLIGHT
Fat Kid Rules The World; director: Matthew Lillard

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Under African Skies; director: Joe Berlinger

EMERGING VISIONS
Low & Clear; directors: Kahlil Hudson, Tyler Hughen

MIDNIGHTERS
Citadel; director: Ciaran Foy

SXGLOBAL
Her Master’s Voice; director: Nina Conti

FESTIVAL FAVORITES
Chasing Ice; director: Jeff Orlowski

Comments (5)

  • Other, directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio Should have won for Midnight Short!

    Comment by D — Saturday March 17, 2012 @ 12:51pm PDT  
  • Cool! Can’t wait to check out these films!

    Comment by scooter — Saturday March 17, 2012 @ 6:36pm PDT  
  • Nowhere can I find the names of the writers of FAT KID. It’s a disgrace. Maybe the film wrote itself?

    Congratulations Peter Speakman and Michael MB Galvin. You guys deserve this.

    Comment by DefenderOfTheFaith — Saturday March 17, 2012 @ 7:49pm PDT  
  • I am SO proud of the crew and cast for FAT KID… that movie brought me to tears and I am so happy it’s getting so much good buzz. Major props to everyone who won, there was a great lineup this year!

    Comment by Amanda Rebholz — Sunday March 18, 2012 @ 10:06am PDT  
  • I saw Brooklyn Castle a little while back and it was fantastic. One of the better documentaries I’ve ever seen. Well done. Looking forward to Scott Rudin’s remake.

    Comment by Matty W. Kelley — Sunday March 18, 2012 @ 5:32pm PDT  
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