Austin Film Festival: Film & Screenwriting Awards Announced
Grown in Detroit and Tobruk take top honors
By Kimberley Jones,
10:03PM, Sat. Oct. 24, 2009
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