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“ATTACK THE BLOCK” AND MORE NEW SXSW AUDIENCE AWARDS

SXSW has announced three final awards for its 2011 edition. Here are the audience awards for its 24 Beats per Second, Lone Star States and Midnight sections.

Austin, Texas – March 19, 2011 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced additional Audience Award-winners today from the Lone Star States, 24 Beats Per Second and Midnight categories. Audience Award results for all categories were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

For the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, 140 features, consisting of 66 World Premieres, 15 North American Premieres and 15 U.S. Premieres, were selected from a record 1,792 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,323 U.S. and 469 international feature-length films. 153 shorts were selected from 3,089 short film submissions. The nearly 300 films were selected from 4,911 overall submissions; a record number and a 23% increase over 2010. The 2011 SXSW Film Festival Awards were hosted by Ovation TV.

Additional 2011 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

LONE STAR STATES
Winner: Building Hope
Director: Turk Pipkin

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Winner: Love Shines
Director: Douglas Arrowsmith

MIDNIGHT FEATURE (Votes tabulated across both Midnighters & SXFantastic Sections)
Winner: Attack the Block
Director: Joe Cornish
 

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