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2012 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS Presented by ESURANCE

We are proud to announce the 2012 Audience Award winners presented by Esurance. Throughout the week of the Festival and Conference, audience members were invited to numerically rate films by ballot following each film’s screening. The winners are as follows:

 

Marquee Feature Audience Award:

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Writer/Director: David O. Russell

 

Narrative Feature Audience Award:

JUNK

Writers: Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao

Director: Kevin Hamedani

 

Documentary Feature Audience Award: (Tie)

SPINNING PLATES

Writer/Director: Joseph Levy

and

RISING FROM ASHES

Director: T.C. Johnstone

 

Comedy Vanguard Audience Award:

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

Directors: Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah

 

Dark Matters Audience Award:

SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE

Writers: Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling

Director: Spencer Parsons

 

Narrative Short Audience Award:

ASAD

Writer/Director: Bryan Buckley

 

Narrative Student Short Audience Award:

THE TELEPORTED MAN

Writer/Director: Zach Endres

 

Animated Short Audience Award:

HEAD OVER HEELS

Writer/Director: Timothy Reckart

 

Documentary Short Audience Award:

GOOD KARMA $1

Directors: Jason Berger, Amy Laslett

 

The 2012 Film Competition and Screenplay/Teleplay winners have already been announced – read about them here.

Last year’s Audience Awards included The Artist and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, both of which won Academy Awards®. The 2009 Out of Competition Audience Award Winner was Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, which was nominated for several Academy Awards®, including “Best Picture” and “Best Director.”2008 AFF Audience Award winner, Slumdog Millionaire, presented by director Danny Boyle, went on to win 8 Oscars®, including “Best Picture”, “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay.”

The AFF Audience Award Film Series is sponsored by Esurance, the direct-to-consumer car insurance company. Esurance has been a longtime supporter of filmmakers and artists who help bring compelling stories to life.

We’ve also announced our dates for the 20th Annual Austin Film Festival & Conference, October 24-31, 2013. To purchase your Badge at the early discounted prices, click here.