Austin Film Festival: Film & Screenwriting Awards Announced

Grown in Detroit and Tobruk take top honors

Everybody loves a winner: Thor at the Bus Stop
Everybody loves a winner: Thor at the Bus Stop

The Austin Film Festival announced its filmmaking jury awards today, which included a Special Jury Recognition for Independent Filmmaking for Thor at the Bus Stop (curiously not the "Awesomest Title Combining a Norse God With Public Transport" it had been picked to win).

Winners after the jump...

Documentary Short Award: "Q&A" - Directors: Mike Rauch, Tim Rauch

Documentary Feature Jury Award: Grown in Detroit - Directors: Manfred Poppenk, Mascha Poppenk

Documentary Feature Special Jury Mention: Downtown Calling - Director: Shan Nicholson

Animated Short Jury Award: "Lost and Found" - Director: Philip Hunt

Narrative Student Short Jury Award: "Welgunzer" - Writer: Bradford Schmidt

Narrative Student Special Jury Mention: "Adelaide" - Writer: Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Narrative Short Jury Award: "Nice Shootin' Cowboy" - Writer: Ben Phelps

Narrative Short Special Jury Mention: "The Taxidermist" - Writers: Bert & Bertie; "Washdays" - Writer: Graham Lester George

Narrative Feature Jury Award: Tobruk - Writer: Vaclav Marhoul

Narrative Feature Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Myna Se Va

Narrative Feature Special Jury Recognition for Independent Filmmaking: Thor at the Bus Stop

Winners were also announced today for AFF's screenwriting competition...

Drama Screenplay: Pure by Jeff Williams

Comedy Screenplay: Eight Knights by Caroline Carrigan

Latitude Productions Screenplay Award: Palmer by Cheryl Guerriero

Sci-Fi Screenplay: The Sensitivity Program by John Harden and Skot Christopherson

Drama Teleplay: Medium: "Crush" by Joey Hargrove

Sitcom Teleplay: The Office: "It’s Not Easy Being Green" by Benjamin Healy

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