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AFF2012: Audience Awards Announced

Austin Film Festival also claims spot on the 2013 calendar

By Kimberley Jones, 11:08AM, Tue. Oct. 30, 2012

Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah in Comedy Vanguard award-winner The Muslims Are Coming!
Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah in Comedy Vanguard award-winner The Muslims Are Coming!

In one of its final acts of official festival business, the Austin Film Festival announced its Audience Award recipients, with David O. Russell's Oscar buzz magnet Silver Linings Playbook taking the prize for Marquee Feature favorite.

AFF also announced the dates for next year's festival – Oct. 24-31, 2013 – so mark your calendars now.

Marquee Feature Audience Award:
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Writer/Director: David O. Russell  

Narrative Feature Audience Award:
JUNK
Writers: Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao
Director: Kevin Hamedani   

Documentary Feature Audience Award:
SPINNING PLATES (tie)
Writer/Director: Joseph Levy   

RISING FROM ASHES (tie)
Director: T.C. Johnstone    

Comedy Vanguard Audience Award:
THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!
Directors: Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah   

Dark Matters Audience Award:
SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE
Writers: Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling
Director: Spencer Parsons   

Narrative Short Audience Award:
“ASAD”
Writer/Director: Bryan Buckley   

Narrative Student Short Audience Award:
“THE TELEPORTED MAN”
Writer/Director: Zach Endres   

Animated Short Audience Award:
“HEAD OVER HEELS”
Writer/Director: Timothy Reckart   

Documentary Short Audience Award:
“GOOD KARMA $1”
Directors: Jason Berger, Amy Laslett

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