AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
THE 2013 CAPITAL ONE BANK AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS
Five AFF Films Purchased for Distribution at 2013 Festival
AFF ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 21st ANNUAL FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 23-30, 2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 31, 2013) Austin Film Festival (AFF) is proud to announce the 2013 Audience Award winners presented by Capital One Bank. Throughout the week of the Festival and Conference (Oct. 24-31) audience members were invited to numerically rate films by ballot following each film’s screening. The winners are as follows:
Marquee Feature Audience Award:
Writer/ Director: Tommy Oliver
Narrative Feature Audience Award:
BESIDE STILL WATERS
Writers: Chris Lowell, Mohit Narang
Director: Chris Lowell
Documentary Feature Audience Award: (tie)
(tie) ALL OF ME
Director: Alexandra Lescaze
(tie) THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE
Directors: Kirk Marcolina, Matthew Pond
Comedy Vanguard Audience Award:
THE GOLDEN SCALLOP
Writer: Kevin Harrigan
Director: Joseph Laraja
Dark Matters Audience Award:
Writer: Eddie Guzelian
Director: Madellaine Paxson
Texas Independents Audience Award:
SOMBRAS DE AZUL
Writer/Director: Kelly Daniela Norris
Write/Rec Audience Award:
Writer: Erin Cardillo
Director: Noah Harald
Narrative Short Audience Award:
Writer: Richard Sainsbury
Director: Greg Ash
Narrative Student Short Audience Award:
Writer/Director: Josh Smooha
Animated Short Audience Award:
Writers: Wouter Bongaerts, Bert Vandecasteele
Director: Wouter Bongaerts
Documentary Short Audience Award:
Director: Jessica Yu
The 2013 Film Jury Award Winners and Screenplay/Teleplay winners have already been announced, and are available here.
The 2012 Audience Awards included Silver Linings Playbook, Asad and Head over Heels, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards. 2012’s Feature Audience Awards Winners Spinning Plates, Rising From Ashes, The Muslims Are Coming, and Saturday Morning Massacre (aka Saturday Morning Mystery) all went on to (or are currently making) theatrical runs. The 2011 Audience Award Winner The Artist won five Academy Awards and was nominated for five others.
The AFF Audience Award Film Series is sponsored by Capital One Bank. “Capital One Bank’s support of the 2013 Austin Film Festival is one of the many ways our company is ‘Investing for Good’ in Austin,” said Mike Perrine, Capital One Bank’s Austin Area President. “The 2013 festival welcomed visitors from across the country to Austin and showcased more than 120 features and 100 shorts. In a city that welcomes, values, and inspires originality and creativity, Capital One Bank salutes the featured participants and congratulates each of the winners.”
Five AFF Films were purchased for distribution at this year’s Festival & Conference. The Brightest Star (formerly Light Years), NSFW, Scrapper, and Favor were picked up by Gravitas Ventures, a Festival sponsor. Well Go USA acquired the North American rights to Cavemen. The Brightest Star, NSFW and Cavemen had their World Premieres at this year’s Austin Film Festival.
AFF has announced its dates for the 21st Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference, October 23-30, 2014. For information or to purchase a Badge, please call 1-800-310-FEST (3378) or visit the website at www.austinfilmfestival.com.
ABOUT AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of filmmakers and screenwriters. In addition to a robust list of year-round events, AFF is producing its 20th Annual Film Festival & Conference in 2013. AFF is known as a uniquely pro-artist and interactive idea exchange. Its uncommonly loyal following is due to the fact that the organization has spotlighted the minds and imaginations behind projects for two decades—a trend now picking up steam in the industry. As director and producer Ron Howard said, Austin Film Festival “is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. You sense it. There’s a spirit of camaraderie that’s palpable.” AFF is a greenhouse for projects and a clubhouse for legendary and emerging artists.
Austin Film Festival is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Additional support is provided by KUT, KVUE, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, and Shweiki Media.
ABOUT CAPITAL ONE BANK:
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $209.9 billion in deposits and $296.5 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2013. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in Texas, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.