SXSW 2013: Audience Awards Winners

The full list of audience awards winners has been announced for the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin TX.  Winners include Short Term 12, Zero Charisma, and Cheap Thrills among others, and were decided to be audience favorites out of the 133 films that screened at the fest this year.

Earlier this week, the jury prizes were also announced, click here to check those out, and hit the jump for the full list of audience winners.
Austin, Texas – March 16, 2013 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced Audience Award-winners today from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories. Audience Award results for all categories were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

The Audience Awards follow the previously announced 2013 Jury Awards, which included Grand Jury Winners Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 for Narrative Feature, and Ben Nabors’ WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL for Documentary Feature. For the complete list of 2013 Award Winners, visit sxsw.com/film.

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival hosted a total of 133 features, consisting of 78 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres and 9 U.S. Premieres, with 76 first-time directors. 110 shorts will screen as part of 10 overall shorts programs. The nearly 250 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, over 5,700, comprised of approximately 2,100 features and 3,600 shorts, with an overall increase of 7% over 2012.

2013 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Winner: Short Term 12
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Winner: The Short Game
Director: Josh Greenbaum

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

Winner: An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story
Director: Al Reinert

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Winner: Zero Charisma
Directors: Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews

VISIONS

Winner: Maidentrip
Director: Jillian Schlesinger

MIDNIGHTERS

Winner: Cheap Thrills
Director: E.L. Katz

24 BEATS PER SECOND

Winner: A Band Called Death
Directors: Mark Christopher Covino & Jeff Howlett

SXGLOBAL

Winner: The Punk Syndrome
Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen & J-P Passi

FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Winner: The Crash Reel
Director: Lucy Walker

SXSW Film Design Awards

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Audience Award Winner: Kiss of the Damned
Designer: Akiko Stehrenberger, Gravillis Inc

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Audience Award Winner: Chasing Shakespeare
Designer: Lucky Post