South by Southwest Film Fest 2017: Audience Awards

South by Southwest Film Fest announced the 2017 audience award winners on Saturday.

Writer-director Jessica M. Thompson’s The Light of the Moon, starring Stephanie Beatriz, won the top narrative award.

Dealt won the documentary feature competition prize. The film, directed by Luke Korem, offers a portrait of a blind card mechanic.

Other standouts include Edgar Wright’s buzzy “Baby Driver” which won the headliner award and ex-“SNL” star Noel Wells’ “Mr. Roosevelt,” which was the narrative spotlight prize recipient. Netflix’s television series “Dear White People” was also recognized.

2017 SXSW Film Fest Audience Award Winners:

Narrative Feature Competition: “The Light of the Moon
,” directed by Jessica M. Thompson

Documentary Feature Competition: “Dealt
,” directed by Luke Korem

Headliner: “Baby Driver,” directed by Edgar Wright

Narrative Spotlight: “Mr. Roosevelt.” directed by Noel Wells

Documentary Spotlight: “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

Visions: “Becoming Bond,” directed by Josh Greenbaum

Midnighters: “68 Kill,” directed by Trent Haaga

Episodic: 
”Dear White People,” directed by Justin Simien

24 Beats Per Second: “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,” directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio

Global: “Divine Divas,” directed by Leandra Leal

Festival Favorites: “The Big Sick
,” directed by Michael Showalter

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