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2014 SXSW Audience Award Winners Include 'Cesar Chavez,' 'True Detective,' 'Silicon Valley' & More

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 16, 2014 1:21 PM
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Film fans are now making their way from Austin and another year at the SXSW Film Festival, with bbq stains in unexpected places and flickering images still dancing in their head. And after the juries weighed in last week with the best of the fest, now regular audiences have noted on what was worth paying attention to this year in Texas.

The two big prizes for Narrative feature and Documentary feature went to Shawn Christensen's "Before I Disappear" and Diana Whitten's "Vessel." Meanwhile, biopic "Cesar Chavez" took the Narrative Spotlight trophy, while HBO's upcoming comedy "Silicon Valley" won for Episodic television and the recently finished "True Detective" took Title Design here, just as it did with the jury folks.

Full list of winners below.

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2014 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner: Before I Disappear

Director: Shawn Christensen


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

Audience Award Winner: Vessel

Director: Diana Whitten


DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner: DamNation

Director: Ben Knight & Travis Rummel


NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Audience Award Winner: CESAR CHAVEZ

Directors: Diego Luna

VISIONS

Audience Award Winner: Yakona

Director: Anlo Sepulveda & Paul Collins


MIDNIGHTERS

Audience Award Winner: Exists

Director: Eduardo Sánchez


EPISODIC

Audience Award Winner: Silicon Valley

Director: Mike Judge


SXGLOBAL

Audience Award Winner: The Special Need

Directors: Carlo Zoratti


FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Audience Award Winner: The Case Against 8

Director: Ben Cotner & Ryan White



SXSW Film Design Awards


EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN

Audience Award Winner: Big Significant Things

Designer: Corey Holmes


EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Audience Award Winner: True Detective

Designer: Patrick Clair for Elastic


As today is the final day of SXSW Film, additional screenings have been scheduled for this evening for all Audience Award-winners:




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