We are very excited to announce the final top 20s in the Virgin Trains Audience Award at LIFF 2017 for new feature films and  retrospective film experiences. The overall new feature film winner is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which screened at LIFF 2017’s closing night event presented in partnership with Brooks Macdonald.

The new feature film winners by programme section are: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in Official Selection; The Breadwinner in Fanomenon; and Jane in Cinema Versa. For the top 20 retrospective film experiences at LIFF 2017 see the section below the top 20 new feature films. For all the short film jury and audience winners see the separate news report.

The top 20 new feature films at LIFF 2017 as voted for by audiences are:

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Overall Audience Award Winner / Official Selection Audience Award Winner
2. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool – Official Selection
3. The Breadwinner - Fanomenon Audience Award Winner
4. Call Me By Your Name – Official Selection
5. Jane - Cinema Versa Audience Award Winner
6. Gaza Surf Club – Cinema Versa
7. A Cambodian Spring – Cinema Versa
8. The Mansion – Fanomenon
9. Bad Genius - Fanomenon
10. Brimstone and Glory – Cinema Versa
11. Mountain – Cinema Versa
12. The Rider – Official Selection
13. Oh Lucy! – Official Selection
14. Dave Made a Maze - Fanomenon
15. Battle of the Sexes – Official Selection
16. Djam – Official Selection
17. The Ballad of Shirley Collins – Cinema Versa
18. Conny Plank: The Potential of Noise – Cinema Versa
19. Sami Blood – Official Selection
20. Journeyman – Official Selection

The top 20 retrospective film experiences at LIFF 2017 as voted for by audiences are:

1. Amélie: Breakfast Screening - Overall Retrospective Film Experience Audience Award Winner / Retrospectives Audience Award Winner
2. Leeds on Film with the Yorkshire Film Archive - Retrospectives
3. Carnival Messiah: The Film - Retrospectives
4. The Elvis Dead with live performance by Rob Kemp - Fanomenon
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Fanomenon
6. British Sea Power: Music for Polish Animation Classics - Retrospectives
7. The Silence of the Lambs - Retrospectives
8. The Lodger with live organ accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla - Retrospectives
9. Volver - Retrospectives
10. The Gospel According to St MatthewRetrospectives
11. Headhunters - Fanomenon
12. God's Own Country - Meet the Makers
13. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas with live soundtrack by Christine OttRetrospectives
14. Perfect Blue - Fanomenon
15. Cinema Through the Eye of MagnumRetrospectives
16. Leeds United!Retrospectives
17. OrphéeRetrospectives
18. The Day of the JackalRetrospectives
19. Nikita - Fanomenon
20. The Wages of FearRetrospectives