Diego Luna's biopic "Cesar Chavez" (pictured), Shawn Christensen's gripping drama "Before I Disappear" and the abortion doc "Vessel" were among SXSW's big audience award winners on Saturday.
"Vessel," Diana Whitten's film about a pro-choice activist, received a special jury recognition for political courage in the documentary competition earlier this week in addition to today's documentary feature prize.
Prizes were also given in the documentary spotlight ("DamNation"), visions, midnighters, episodic, SXGlobal, festival favorites and design categories. The 24 Beats Per Second category will be announced on Monday following Saturday screenings.
Additional showings have been scheduled on Saturday -- the final day of SXSW Film - for all audience award winners.
On Tuesday, the millennial comedy "Fort Tilden" won the narrative feature grand jury prize and the BP oil spill expose "The Great Invisible" nabbed best documentary feature.
This year's 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
Audience Award Winner: DamNation
Director: Ben Knight & Travis Rummel
Audience Award Winner: CESAR CHAVEZ
Directors: Diego Luna