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"Going Stiff" Gets Lucky in Austin

Indiewire By Brian Brooks | Indiewire October 23, 2011 at 4:43AM

The Austin Film Festival handed out awards this weekend, with Keith Wright's "Harold's Going Stiff" winning the Narrative Feature, while "Darwin" by Nick Brandestini received the Documentary Feature prize.
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The Austin Film Festival handed out awards this weekend, with Keith Wright's "Harold's Going Stiff" winning the Narrative Feature, while "Darwin" by Nick Brandestini received the Documentary Feature prize.

Winners received cash prizes up to $1,000, reimbursements for travel and lodging while at the festival and access to and recognition by some of the most important writers, agents, producers and filmmakers in the industry.

The 2011 Austin Film Festival Film Competition Jury Winners:

Narrative Feature: "Harold’s Going Stiff," written by Keith Wright

Documentary Feature: "Darwin," directed by Nick Brandestini

Documentary Feature Special Jury Mention: "Goold’s Gold," directed by Tucker Capps and Ryan Sevy

Narrative Short: "Salar," written by Nicholas Greene

Narrative Student Short: "Little Horses," written by Levi Abrino and Luke Matheny

Animated Short: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," written by William Joyce

Animated Short Special Jury Mention: "Who Lasts Longer," written by Gregorio Muro

Documentary Short: "Abuelas," directed by Afarin Eghbal

Documentary Short Special Jury Mention: "Day at the Pool," directed by Eric Fulford and Ian Douglass

Young Filmmakers Competition: "Behind the Sun," written by Konstantinos Chaliasas