Thursday, November 14, 2019

2019 Austin Film Festival Announces Competition Winners

Austin Film Festival Announces Winners From the Film and Script Competitions

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 26th Annual Austin Film Festival was held October 24-31, 2019.

AFF announces the Audience Award winners:

Marquee Feature: Last Week at Ed’s, directed by Meg & Lawrence Kasdan
Narrative Feature: The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, written and directed by David Midell
Documentary Feature: Cowboys, directed by John Langmore & Bud Force
Dark Matters Feature: Noise, written and directed by Jérémy Laval
Comedy Vanguard Feature: The Planters, written and directed by Alexandra Kotcheff & Hannah Leder
Texas Independent Feature: When We Last Spoke, written by Joanne Hock & Rick Eldridge, directed by Joanne Hock
Narrative Short: The President and the Crossing Keeper, written by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte & Marc Syrigas, directed by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte
Documentary Short: Dead Woman’s Pass, directed by Lali Houghton
Animated Short: The Fox and the Bird, written by Christophe Pagnon & Vincent Gessler, directed by Sam & Fred Guillaume
Narrative Student Short: Holy Jail, written and directed by Maria Lavelle
Produced Digital Series Presented by Stage 13: Brothers from the Suburbs, created by Patrick Wimp

Click here for the Film Jury Award winners.

The Script Competition Jury Award winners are:

Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East: Scandalous! by Matthew Fantaci
Comedy Screenplay Award presented by Sony Pictures Animation: Rearranged by Zarna Garg and Greg Fortier
Sci-Fi Screenplay Award: Service Animals by Christopher Corte
Enderby Entertainment Award: Service Animals by Christopher Corte
Horror Screenplay Award: Delirium by Alex D Reid
AMC Drama Teleplay Pilot Award: Ghostrunner by Jonathan Flicker
Comedy Pilot Award: Good Lord by Tillery Johnson
Short Screenplay Award: You are My Fish and I Will Keep You Alive by Em Frederick
Scripted Digital Series Award presented by Stage 13: Incoming by David Singer
Drama Teleplay Spec Award: The Crown: Heir Apparent by Lygia Gordon
Comedy Teleplay Spec Award: Atlanta: Ghetto Submarine by Kyra Rogers
Playwriting Award: After the Fall by Miki Kim
Fiction Podcast Award: Old Forks Inn by Rose Judson

AFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television, theatre and new media. AFF is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information visit


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