‘A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story’ Takes Home Audience Award At SXSW [FULL LIST]
Krisha and Peace Officer were the big winners at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, taking home the both the jury prizes in narrative and documentary competitions, respectively, and the Audience Awards.
2015 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners
Krisha is director Trey Edward Shults first feature film, adapted from his short film of the same name about a girl, Krisha, played by Krisha Fairchild, who reunites with her family for the holidays. A majority of the familial cast is played by the Fairchild family, with a few professional actors rounding out the cast. And Peace Officer, written and directed by Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson, explores the militarization of American police departments.
Michael Showalter‘s Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field and New Girl’s Max Greenfield, won the Audience Award in the headliners category.
SXSW Audience Award Winners Full List:
Narrative Feature Competition: Krisha (Trey Edward Shults)
Documentary Feature Competition: Peace Officer (Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber)
Headliners: Hello, My Name is Doris (Michael Showalter)
Narrative Spotlight: The Little Death (Josh Lawson)
Documentary Spotlight: A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (Sara Hirsh Bordon)
Visions: Uncle Kent 2 (Todd Rohal)
Midnighters: Turbo Kid (RKSS Collective)
Episodic: Mr Robot (Sam Esmail)
24 Beats Per Second: Landfill Harmonic (Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley)
SXGLOBAL: Kings of Nowhere (Betzabé García)
Festival Favorites: The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)
SXSW Film Design Awards Audience Awards
Excellence in Poster Design: Pink Grapefruit by Simon Dargan for Musta Lunta
Excellence in Title Design: The Fitzroy by Chris Tozer and Marko Anstice