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by Nigel M Smith
March 17, 2014 9:57 AM
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'Before I Disappear' and 'Vessel' Top SXSW Audience Award Winners

"Before I Disappear."

Days after revealing their juried award winners, the SXSW Film Festival announced the Audience Award-winners over the weekend. Topping the Narrative Feature Competition was Shawn Christensen's "Before I Disappear," and nabbing the most votes in the Documentary Feature Competition was Diana Whitten's "Vessel." Other winners includes Diego Luna's new film, "Cesar Chavez" (Narrative Spotlight), Ben Cotner and Ryan's White Sundance fave "The Cast Against 8" (Festival Favorites), and Mike Judge's new HBO series "Silicon Valley" (Episodic).

Below is the full list of 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

2 Comments

  • Ben | March 18, 2014 4:41 AMReply

    Shawn Christensen won an Oscar last year for his short Curfew, if I'm not mistaken. Is the girl in that picture the same as in the short? Is their feature anything like Curfew? Anyone know?

  • T.W. | April 21, 2014 6:43 AM

    Yes, it's the same actress from the short. Fatima Ptacek. She's older though, so the character of Sophia was aged up a bit.