The SXSW Festivals and Conferences were held virtually in 2021 over a period of five days, that included the 28th SXSW Film Festival, the music, comedy, interactive showcases, sessions and guest speakers.
By Liz Lopez
The 2021 SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards winners are listed by category below. Film reviews of the many films offered over the course of the five days by the Trueviewreview writers will be posted to this site, including some in Spanish.
The 2021 Audience Award winners are listed below by screening section.
Headliners: Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free [Director: Mary Wharton]
Narrative Feature Competition: The Fallout [Director: Megan Park]
Documentary Feature Competition: Not Going Quietly [Director: Nicholas Bruckman]
Narrative Spotlight: Language Lessons [Director: Natalie Morales]
Documentary Spotlight: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America [Directors: Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler]
Visions: Inbetween Girl [Director: Mei Makino]
Midnighters: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror [Director: Kier-La Janisse]
Global: Ninjababy [Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke]
24 Beats Per Second: Soy Cubana [Directors: Jeremy Ungar and Ivaylo Getov]
Festival Favorites: In The Same Breath [Director: Nanfu Wang]
2020 Spotlight: We Are The Thousand [Director: Anita Rivaroli]
Narrative Shorts Competition: Play It Safe [Director: Mitch Kalisa]
Documentary Shorts Competition: Joe Buffalo [Director: Amar Chebib]
Animated Shorts Competition: Opera [Director: Erick Oh]
Midnight Shorts Competition: Stuffed [Director: Theo Rhys]
Texas Shorts Competition: Learning Tagalog with Kayla [Director: Kayla Abuda Galang]
Texas High School Shorts Competition: Beyond the Model [Director: Jessica Lin]
Music Videos Competition: Kuricorder Quartet – ‘Southpaw’ [Director: Sawako Kabuki]
Episodic Premieres: Them [Showrunner: Little Marvin]
Episodic Pilot Competition: 4 Feet High [Directors: Maria Belen Poncio and Rosario Perazolo Masjoan]
Virtual Cinema Competition: Biolum [Director: Abel Kohen]
Virtual Cinema Spotlight: Finding Pandora X [Director: Kiira Benzing]
Excellence in Title Design: Birds Of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn Title Sequence [Creative Director and Illustrator: Michael Riley]
Trueviewreviews will continue to provide SXSW news, including when the films will be available for viewing and on the platforms they will be available to view, whether in the theaters or at home.