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

Transpecos,” a tense thriller about 3 U.S.-Mexico limit unit agents who find themselves held adult in a drug trade, has won a assembly endowment for account facilities during a 2016 SXSW Film Festival. The film, that stars Gabriel Luna, Johnny Simmons and Clifton Collins Jr., outlines a underline entrance of a executive and co-writer Greg Kwedar.

Keith Maitland’s “Tower,” a rigourously resourceful care of a 1966 sniper shootings during a U. of Texas during Austin, was a audience’s favorite film in a documentary underline competition. It combined to a already sizable stash of awards, including a documentary grand jury esteem and a Louis Black “Lone Star” Award, given annually to a Texas-produced film of well-developed merit.

The assembly awards, announced on Saturday, respected films opposite all categories of a festival. The winners included Jean-Marc Vallee’s Toronto-premiered “Demolition,” which screened in a starry Headliners slate; Matthew Newton’s immigrant-youth play “From Nowhere,” in Narrative Spotlight; and “Mr. Gaga,” Tomer Heymann’s mural of a Israeli dancer-choreographer Ohad Naharin, in Documentary Spotlight.

The full list of audience-award winners follows:


Narrative underline competition: “Transpecos” (Greg Kwedar)

Documentary underline competition: “Tower” (Keith Maitland)

Headliners: “Demolition” (Jean-Marc Vallee)

Narrative Spotlight: “From Nowhere” (Matthew Newton)

Documentary Spotlight: “Mr. Gaga” (Tomer Heymann)

Visions: “Jules and Dolores” (Caito Ortiz)

Midnighters: “I Am a Hero” (Shinsuke Sato)

Episodic: “Vice Principals” (Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride)

24 Beats Per Second: “Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of a Broken Spoke” (Brenda Greene Mitchell, Sam Wainwright Douglas)

SXGlobal: “Ghostland” (Simon Stadler)

Festival Favorites: “Gleason” (Clay Tweel)

Excellence in Title Design: “We Are X” (Allison Brownmoore of Blue Spill)

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