Cinema/Chicago News

You Came, You Saw, You Voted

Published: October 28, 2016  |  Filed under: Festival News

Last week, we announced all of this year’s Festival award winners. Selections from our International Feature Competition, Documentary Competition, Short films and more all received top honors, as selected by juries attending the Festival for just this reason. Read up on the full list of those winners here.

As anyone who attends the Festival knows, we also as YOU, the audience, to tell us what you think about the films you’re watching. It’s our Audience Award, and this year it’s sponsored by Verizon Cellularsales. After each screening, audiences received a simple ballot where they rated each film on a scale of one to five.

Now, after all the screenings are over and all the ballots have been cast, we have your winners!

Narrative Feature: LION and MOONLIGHT (a tie!)
Documentary Feature: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Did you miss these audience favorites at the Festival? Never fear! Moonlight is now in theaters; Lion and I Am Not Your Negro will be coming to the big screen soon. Watch Thunder Road online here.

Thanks to everyone who voted for their favorites, and congratulations to the winners!

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