film
4:52 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Austin Film Festival Reveals Fan Favorites

The Austin Film Festival has announced the winners of its Audience Awards for the festival that wrapped up last week. 

“There is no greater reward for a filmmaker than an Audience Award, which confirms their ability to tell a good story," AFF programmers Stephen Jannise and Stephen Belyeu in a press release. "Every filmmaker is a storyteller at heart, and you can’t receive better validation than the approval of your audience."

Austin-based writer/director Jeremiah Jones won the Audience Award in the narrative feature competition. KUT News interviewed Jones before the festival. You can hear that interview below.

Here's a full list of the 2011 AFF Audience Award winners:

Out of Competition Feature: 
THE ARTIST
Writer/Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Narrative Feature Competition:
RESTIVE
Writer/Director: Jeremiah Jones

Documentary Feature Competition: Tie
ECSTASY OF ORDER: THE TETRIS MASTERS
Director: Adam Cornelius

STORIES FROM AN UNDECLARED WAR
Director: Dennis Rice

Texas Independents:
SIRONIA
Writers: Brandon Dickerson, Thomas Ward, Wes Cunningham
Director: Brandon Dickerson

Comedy Vanguard:
FRED & VINNIE
Writer: Fred Stoller
Director: Steve Skrovan

Narrative Short:
MWANSA THE GREAT
Writers: Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
Director: Rungano Nyoni

Narrative Student Short:
BENNY
Writers: Evan Ho, Huay Bing-Law
Director: Huay Bing-Law

Animated Short:
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE
Writer: William Joyce
Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Documentary Short:
ELLIOTT ERWITT: I BARK AT DOGS
Director: Douglas Sloan