The 2012 Austin Film Festival has announced the winners in the Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Narrative Student Short, Animated Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, and Young Filmmakers film competitions. From the official press release:
Austin Film Festival (AFF) is pleased to announce its 2012 Film Competition winners. Each year, the Austin Film Festival holds film competitions in seven categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Narrative Student Short, Animated Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, and Young Filmmakers Competition.
Winners were selected from a record number of entries this year by a panel of industry jurors. 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 following winners were selected by category:
2012 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL FILM COMPETITION JURY WINNERS
Narrative Feature: Sparrows Dance, writer/director Noah Buschel
Documentary Feature: Informant, director Jamie Meltzer
Narrative Short: Asad, writer/director Bryan Buckley
Narrative Student Short: Hatch, writer/director Christoph Kuschnig, writer Karl Goldblat
Animated Short: Head Over Heels, writer/director Timothy Reckart
Documentary Short: See The Dirt, directors Chelsea Hernandez and Erik Mauck
Young Filmmakers Competition: Crumbs, director Nicco Vasquez, writer Keith Limon
The Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the winning film in the Animated Short and Narrative Short categories are eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award.
To learn more, visit www.austinfilmfestival.com.