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South by Southwest Film Festival Audience Awards 2014: Winners

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The winners of the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival Audience Awards has been announced. The South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival Audience Awards are audience-voted awards given out during  “a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States…Each of the three parts runs relatively independently, with different start and end dates.”

The South by Southwest Film Festival Jury Awards 2014: Winners

The official press release with the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival audience awards winners:

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced Audience Award-winners today from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories. The 24 Beats Per Second category will be announced via on Monday, March 17 due to first screenings still remaining for later today. Audience Award results for all categories were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

The Audience Awards follow the previously announced 2014 Jury Awards, which included Grand Jury Winners Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers’ Fort Tilden for Narrative Feature, and Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible for Documentary Feature. For the complete list of 2014 Award Winners, visit

Over the course of nine days, the 2014 SXSW Film Festival will host a total of 133 features, consisting of 89 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres and 8 U.S. Premieres, with 70 first-time directors. 113 shorts will screen as part of 11 overall shorts programs. The 246 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, nearly 6,500, comprised of approximately 2,200 features and 4,300 shorts, with an overall increase of 14% over 2013.

2014 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

Audience Award Winner: Before I Disappear
Director: Shawn Christensen

Audience Award Winner: Vessel
Director: Diana Whitten

Audience Award Winner: DamNation
Director: Ben Knight & Travis Rummel

Audience Award Winner: CESAR CHAVEZ
Directors: Diego Luna

Audience Award Winner: Yakona
Director: Anlo Sepulveda & 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 & Ryan White

SXSW Film Design Awards

Audience Award Winner: Big Significant Things
Designer: Corey Holmes

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:

Audience Award: Narrative Feature Competition
Before I Disappear
03/15/2014, Stateside Theatre, 6:30 PM

Audience Award: Documentary Feature Competition
03/15/2014, Stateside Theatre, 9:15 PM

Audience Award: Narrative Spotlight
03/15/2014, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 9:30 PM

Audience Award: Documentary Spotlight
03/15/2014, Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 7:00 PM

Audience Award: Visions
03/15/2014, Alamo Ritz 1 & 2, 9:30 PM

Audience Award: Midnighters
03/15/2014, Alamo Ritz 1 & 2, Midnight

Audience Award: Episodic
Silicon Valley
03/15/2014, Vimeo Theater, 7:00 PM

Audience Award: SXGlobal
The Special Need
03/15/2014, Alamo Ritz 2, 7:00 PM

Audience Award: Festival Favorites
The Case Against 8
03/15/2014, Vimeo Theater, 9:30 PM

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