The Audience Award 2017 goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh

The 28th edition of Stockholm International Film Festival wrapped up last night. Today, we have the pleasure to present the festival’s Audience Award 2017 that goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh. The film was also one of the most seen ones throughout the festival.

Each year, the Stockholm International Film Festival invites the festivalgoers to select the winner of one of the most important awards of the festival – the Audience Award.  The audience nominates their favourite film by voting.

This year’s Award goes to Martin McDonagh for the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Runner up is God’s Own Country by Francis Lee followed by Insyriated av Philippe Van Leeuw.

The very first Audience Award was handed out in 2009 to Louie Psihoyos documentary The Cove. Other winners include Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy.

The audience have been able to vote for their favourite film at the festival website and smartphone app throughout the festival until the last day Nov 19th.
Below are the ten most popular films selected by the audience, without mutual order:

Insyriated
God’s Own Country
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Searing Summer
The Party
Shape of Water
Thelma
A Fantastic Woman
Call Me by Your Name