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SXSW Announces 2014 Audience Award Winners

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 15, 2014 at 2:16PM

Audience award winners have been announced for the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, now wrapping up in Austin.
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'Vessel'
Film Sprout 'Vessel'

It's the last day of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, and the fest has announced the Audience Award winners from the Narrative and Documentary Feature, Narrative and Doc Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, SXGobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award Categories. Full list below.

The 24 Beats Per Second category will be announced online on Monday, March 17. Here's our wrap of the fest, and list of the competition 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 

Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez
Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez

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 Sanchez

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 Holms

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN 

Audience Award Winner: True Detective
Designer: Patrick Clair for Elastic

This article is related to: Festivals, SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.