We are proud to announce this year’s winners of the Audience Award, presented by Esurance. Thank you to everyone who voted. There was a major growth in attendance this year, resulting in more people voting than ever before. The positive response to the film program was overwhelming.
“There is no greater reward for a filmmaker than an Audience Award, which confirms their ability to tell a good story. Every filmmaker is a storyteller at heart, and you can’t receive better validation than the approval of your audience.”
– AFF Film Programmers Stephen Jannise and Stephen Belyeu
Congratulations to all the filmmakers- your hard work and dedication has been truly inspiring.
This year’s Audience Award was 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.
The 2011 Film Competition and Screenplay/Teleplay winners have already been announced, and are available here and here respectively.
The 18th Annual Austin Film Festival ran October 20th – 27th and screened over 180 films in 8 days. AFF has announced its dates for the 19th Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference, October 18-25, 2012.