SXSW: 'Transpecos,' 'Tower' Take Audience Awards

Courtesy of SXSW
'Transpecos'

Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Demolition' also received an honor.

The Audience Awards for the South by Southwest Film Festival were announced Saturday, with Transpecos taking the narrative feature prize and Tower earning the doc feature prize.

Tower was previously awarded the grand jury prize for doc feature. The Grand Jury Awards were announced Tuesday.

Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, earned the Audience Award for Headliners, while From Nowhere earned the Narrative Spotlight honor.

The Austin-based film, music and interactive festival included 143 features, consisting of 89 world premieres, 12 North American premieres and eight U.S. premieres, with 52 first-time filmmakers. Films showed through Saturday.

A complete list of the SXSW Audience Awards winners follows:
 
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: Transpecos
Director: Greg Kwedar
 
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: Tower
Director: Keith Maitland

HEADLINERS
Audience Award Winner: Demolition
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: From Nowhere
Director: Matthew Newton
 
DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Audience Award Winner: Mr. Gaga
Director: Tomer Heymann

VISIONS
Audience Award Winner: Jules and Dolores
Director: Caito Ortiz

MIDNIGHTERS
Audience Award Winner: I Am a Hero
Director: Shinsuke Sato

EPISODIC
Audience Award Winner: Vice Principals
Directors: Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride
 
24 BEATS PER SECOND
Audience Award Winner: Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
Directors: Brenda Greene Mitchell, Sam Wainwright Douglas   

SXGLOBAL
Audience Award Winner: Ghostland
Director: Simon Stadler

FESTIVAL FAVORITES
Audience Award Winner: Gleason
Director: Clay Tweel

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: We Are X
Designer: Allison Brownmoore of Blue Spill

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