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:
Writers: Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao
Director: Kevin Hamedani
Documentary Feature Audience Award: (Tie)
Writer/Director: Joseph Levy
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:
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.