That's a Wrap

Notes From the Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference

Austin Film Festival Winners

Screenplay Competition

Adult Category, CheckMate, written by Frank Reilly ($4,000)

Comedy Category, you down with OCD?, written by Stephen Falk ($1,000)

Family Category, On Top of the World, Nancy Hendrickson ($4,000)

Feature Film Winner

The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, Maureen Tilyou (writer), Martin Duffy (director)

Short Film Winner

"In God We Trust," Jason Reitman (writer/director)

Student Short Winner

"Genesis and Catastrophe," Jamie Ruddy & Jonathan Liebesman (writers), Jonathan Liebesman (director)


Tom Bernard (co-founder, Orion Classics, Sony Pictures Classic), Lois Chiles (actress, Moonraker, Broadcast News), Bruce Eisen (former entertainment lawyer and current vice-president, CinemaNow, Inc.), Aaron Ryder (executive producer, Wish You Were Dead), Orian Williams (associate producer, Shadow of the Vampire)


John Fitzgerald (co-founder of Slamdance, VP of programming, iFilm), Chris Gore (creator, editor, Film Threat Weekly), James McManus (writer/director, La Cucaracha), Ivan Ontiveros (marketing and programming), Scott Perry (partner in Thunderhead, Austin-based multimedia production company).

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