Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear has won (15) the 2014 SXSW narrative feature audience award, while Diana Whitten’s Vessel triumphed in the documentary section.
Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez earned the narrative spotlight audience award and Ben Knight and Travis Rummel took the documentary prize for DamNation.
The 24 Beats Per Second category will be announced via sxsw.com on March 17 as first screenings were still remaining at time of writing on Saturday (15).
The audience awards follow the previously announced juried awards, which included grand jury winners Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ Fort Tilden for narrative feature and Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible for documentary feature.
Complete 2014 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: Before I Disappear
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Audience Award Winner: Vessel
Director: Diana Whitten
Audience Award Winner: DamNation
Director: Ben Knight and Travis Rummel
Audience Award Winner: Cesar Chavez
Directors: Diego Luna
Audience Award Winner: Yakona
Director: Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins
Audience Award Winner: Exists
Director: Eduardo Sánchez
Audience Award Winner: Silicon Valley
Director: Mike Judge
Audience Award Winner: The Special Need
Directors: Carlo Zoratti
Audience Award Winner: The Case Against 8
Director: Ben Cotner and Ryan White
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: Big Significant Things
Designer: Corey Holms
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
Audience Award Winner: True Detective
Designer: Patrick Clair for Elastic