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iW NEWS | Austin Fest To Honor Boyle

iW NEWS | Austin Fest To Honor Boyle

The 15th Annual Austin Film Festival announced that director and producer Danny Boyle is the recipient of the 2008 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award. The award is presented to “individuals who have demonstrated an unyielding commitment to outstanding scripts and innovative filmmaking.” “Danny Boyle is truly a prolific director,” said Barbara Morgan, AFF co-founder and Executive Director, in a statement. “His work is regarded as some of the most cutting edge and thought-provoking filmmaking today. We are honored to have him accept the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at this year’s festival.” Boyle will accept his award at a special luncheon on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Austin Club. The Austin Film Festival and Conference runs October 16-23, 2008. [Peter Knegt]

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