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The Austin Film Festival on Monday announced its 2013 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition winners, as well as the Jury Award Winners.
This year’s honorees were recognized alongside Distinguished Awardees Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Demme, Callie Khouri, Barry Josephson and Susan Sarandon. See the complete list of winners below.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Austin Film Fest runs from Oct. 24-31 in Austin, Texas.
Screenplay and Teleplay winners:
Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East:“Last Waltz of Vienna” by Brian Weakland
Comedy Screenplay Award: “Don’t Talk to Irene” by Pat Mills
Enderby Entertainment Award: “Hooking Up” by Jacqueline Fitzgerald
Darkwoods Productions Horror Award: “The Hitch” by Troy Miller
Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award: “Lightspeed” by Brian Siegele
AMC One-Hour Teleplay Pilot: “Liberators” by Eric Haywood
Sitcom Teleplay Pilot: “I Love Monsters” by Julie Cross
One-Hour Teleplay Spec: Doctor Who: “Ghost Town” by Alyssa Weinberger
Sitcom Teleplay Spec: Girls: “Golden Birthday, Golden Showers” by Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe
Jury Award Winners:
For features, the first ever Dark Matters Feature Jury Award was awarded to writer/director Darren Paul Fisher for his FILM OXV: THE MANUAL.
The Young Filmmakers Program Competition Grand Prize was awarded to Imogen Pohl, writer/producer of the short film HB.
The Narrative Student Short Jury Prize was awarded to Avram Dodson, the writer/director of PISTACHIO MILK.
The Documentary Shorts Jury Award was given to director Jenny van den Broeke for her film BLINDE LIEFDE (Blind Love).
The Jury Award for Animated Short, which makes the winning film eligible to be nominated for an academy award ™ was given to Erica Harrison, writer of A CAUTIONARY TALE.
The Narrative Short Jury Award, which also qualifies the short to be nominated for an academy award tm, was given to writer/director Cody Blue Snider.
The Documentary Feature Jury Award was bestowed upon director Christopher Englese, for his film POLITICAL BODIES.
The Narrative Feature Jury award was given to first time writer/director, Chris Lowell for his film BESIDE STILL WATERS.
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