AUDI-ence Award

In 2016 the Festival recognised an exciting new initiative between Title Sponsor AUDI and the Festival's AUDI-ence Award.

The 2017 AUDI-ence award went to the documentary film The Farthest. The prestigious AUDI-ence award is chosen entirely by the festival audience. 

Emer Reynolds' new documentary feature about the Voyager Space Mission, and its team, wowed audiences in Savoy 1 on the final day of the festival. Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge for Crossing the Line Productions, the screening received a standing ovation reception at its sold-out world premiere. The winning filmmakers will be treated by Audi to a VIP festival experience at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion with director Emer Reynolds, John Casani (Voyager Project Manager in 1977) and producers John Murray and Clare Stronge.

Emer Reynolds, director of the winning film The Farthest said "On behalf of the whole team, I am delighted and humbled to receive this award. Screening the film to a Dublin audience was the most incredible experience and for them to honour us like this is out of this world!" 

About the AUDI-ence award

Each year, you, the audience gets to vote on the films that bring a smile to your face; a tear to your eye; inspire you or clean knock your socks off! Our team of supremo volunteers will be at hand to help you cast your votes after each film. The winning filmmakers will be flown to the Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele in 2018, where they will enjoy a true VIP Audi experience
 
The Audience Award has been a part of  the Festival for the past 10 years with previous winners including:

AUDI-ence Award recipients to date

The Farthest
2017

The Farthest

(Feature Documentary)

The Nation Holds Its Breath
2017

The Nation Holds Its Breath

(Short)

Viva
2016

Viva

(Feature)

Little Bear
2016

Little Bear

(Short)

The Salt of the Earth
2015

The Salt of the Earth

(Feature)

Boogaloo & Graham
2015

Boogaloo & Graham

(Short)

Los Wild Ones
2014

Los Wild Ones

Broken Song
2013

Broken Song

The Raid
2012

The Raid

Benda Bilili!
2011

Benda Bilili!

His & Hers
2010

His & Hers

Anvil! The Story of Anvil
2009

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Waveriders
2008

Waveriders

Once
2007

Once