AFF2012: Competition Films & Scripts Awards

'Sparrows Dance,' 'Informant' recognized

'Sparrows Dance'
'Sparrows Dance'

Just announced: Sparrows Dance and Informant take top competition prizes at Austin Film Festival.  

Narrative film Sparrows Dance charts the unlikely romance between an agoraphobic actress and her musician-plumber. Documentary Informant (reviewed here) continues the investigation into the odd story of revolutionary turned FBI informant Brandon Darby.

The complete Film Competition award winners include:

Narrative Feature:
Sparrows Dance, writer/director Noah Buschel

Documentary Feature:
Informant, director Jamie Meltzer

Narrative Short:
"Asad," writer/director Bryan Buckley

Narrative Student Short:
"Hatch," writer/director Christoph Kuschnig, writer Karl Goldblat

Animated Short:
"Head Over Heels," writer/director Timothy Reckart

Documentary Short:
"See The Dirt," directors Chelsea Hernandez and Erik Mauck

Young Filmmakers Competition:
"Crumbs," director Nicco Vasquez, writer Keith Limon

Earlier today, winners of the annual screenplay and teleplay competition were announced. The jury members included Larry Doyle (screenwriter, Duplex, I Love Your Beth Cooper), Christopher Kyle (screenwriter, Serena, Alexander), Craig Mazin (screenwriter, The Hangover II), John J. McLaughlin (screenwriter, Hitchcock, Black Swan), Stephen Schiff (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, True Crime), Herschel Weingrod (producer, Falling Down and screenwriter, Trading Places, Twins, and Kindergarten Cop), Noah Hawley (showrunner, My Generation), Kyle Killen (showrunner, Awake), and Nancy Pimental (Executive Producer, Shameless).

Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East:
Jack Davidson,­ "Clouds of Sorrow"

Comedy Screenplay Award:
Dan Shea, "The P.A.N.D.A. War"

Enderby Entertainment Award:
Adeline Colangelo,­ "The Break-Up Nurse"

Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award:
"The Domain" by Michael Raymond (This award is sponsored by Dark Hero Studios, a new production company co-founded by company President David Hayter)

One-Hour Teleplay Pilot:
"Horizon" by B.D. Flory

Sitcom Teleplay Pilot:
"Katie and Becca Grow-Up" by Leila Cohan-Miccio

One-Hour Teleplay Spec:
Dexter, "The Second Coming" by David Radcliff

Sitcom Teleplay Spec:
Modern Family,­ "Earthquake Party" by Abi Wurdeman & Phil Wurdeman

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Austin Film Festival
Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Programming
AFF Announces Second Wave
Local voices are spotlighted in the new round of eight fest films

Katherine McNevins, Sept. 9, 2021

Gary Hart Biopic <i>The Front Runner</i> to Close Austin Film Festival
AFF Announces Second Wave
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest

Richard Whittaker, Sept. 12, 2018

More by Kimberley Jones
We Have an Issue: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Disaster
We Have an Issue: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Disaster
In this week’s cover story, Lina Fisher examines the looming threats of flood and wildfire

May 27, 2022

Downton Abbey: A New Era
Small-screen stately manor still can't fill the big screen

May 20, 2022

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

aff2012, Austin Film Festival, Sparrows Dance, Informant

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle