San Marcos documentary awarded at SXSW Film Festival


Hitting close to home, “Yakona,” a documentary about the San Marcos River shot from the perspective of the water, had its premiere at SXSW.

In addition to debuting to large audiences throughout the week, the documentary snagged the coveted Audience Award in the Visions category. The Visions category is dedicated to filmmakers who take audacious and unique filmmaking approaches, according to the SXSW Film Festival website.

“Yakona” beat out more than 20 other films—including Elijah Wood’s latest project—to secure the victory. Along with the prestige and publicity that comes along with being a favorite of the festival, the documentary was awarded with additional screening time at The Ritz.