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    Austin Film Fest to Honor 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan and Barry Josephson of 'Bones'

    The Austin Film Festival announced that it will be honoring Jonathan Demme with the "Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award" as well as Vince Gilligan with the "Outstanding Television Writer Award" and Barry Josephson with the "Heart of Film" award.

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    The Buzziest Thing at Film Festivals? It Might Just Be TV

    On Sunday, January 20th, "The Piano" director Jane Campion returns to the Sundance Film Festival, where her first feature "Sweetie" screened 23 years ago. This time, however, it's with a miniseries, not a movie -- "Top of the Lake," which is co-directed by Garth Dav...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Again at Austin Film Festival; 'Junk,' 'Spinning Plates' & 'Rising from Ashes' Also Recognized

    One more feather in the awards cap for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook": The Austin Film Festival, which ran October 18-25, announces the film as winner of its Marquee Feature Audience Award.

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    Kyle Killen on His New Show, Learning From 'Awake' and 'Lone Star' and Whether He'll Ever Venture Into Cable

    Kyle Killen is a believer. He almost has to be: Despite critical acclaim, his first network TV show, Fox’s promising “Lone Star,” was axed after two episodes in 2010, while his equally lauded second, NBC’s “Awake,” was canceled after a single 13-episode season ear...

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    'Sparrows Dance,' 'Informant' Among the Austin Film Festival's Jury Winners

    The Austin Film Festival has announced its 2012 Film Competition winners from its seven categories. The films were selected from a record number of entries this year and were all chosen by industry jurors. "Sparrows Dance" by writer/director Noah Buschel prevailed in the Narrative Fea...

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    Austin Film Festival 2012 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Winners

    The 19th annual Austin Film Festival jury has chosen its 2012 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition winners from a record-number of 6,500 submissions. AFF honored scripts in the drama and comedy categories as well as presenting the Enderby Entertainment and Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Awards.

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    Frank Darabont, James Franco & Billy Bob Thornton Are Heading to the Austin Film Festival

    Billy Bob Thornton’s latest co-writing-directing effort, “Jayne Mansfield’s Car,” will screen as the Austin Film Festival’s closing-night film Oct. 25, fest organizers announced Wednesday. Additionally, “The Shawshank Redemption” writer-director Frank Darabo...

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    'Not Fade Away' Will Open 2012 Austin Film Festival, 'Flight,' 'Silver Linings,' and 'Fitzgerald Family Christmas' to Follow

    The Austin Film Festival released this year's full feature-length film line-up Wednesday. Now in its 19th year, AFF will open its roster of more than 60 titles with "Sopranos" auteur David Chase's feature film debut "Not Fade Away," which will have its world premiere Octo...

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    Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight' and 'The X-Files' Creator Chris Carter to Appear at 2012 Austin Film Festival

    The Robert Zemeckis-directed drama “Flight” will have the centerpiece slot at the Austin Film Festival in October, while “It’s A Disaster,” “Free Samples” and “Shadow Dancer” will also screen during the annual screenwriter-focused event...

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