Ana Asensio’s psychological thriller Most Beautiful Island took the narrative feature tonight as the SXSW fest announced its film award winners at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. Shot on Super 16, the Spain-U.S. co-production looks at the plight of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York.
Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous’ The Work won the documentary feature prize. Set at Folsom Prison, it follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with Level 4 convicts.
Here is the full list of winners at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Awards: