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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