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