The 19th annual Austin Film Festival jury has chosen its 2012 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition winners from a record-number of 6,500 submissions. AFF honored scripts in the drama and comedy categories as well as presenting the Enderby Entertainment and Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Awards. Teleplay categories comprised One-Hour Teleplay Pilot, Sitcom Teleplay Pilot, One-Hour Teleplay Spec, and Sitcom Teleplay Spec.
The winners listed below received prizes from $1000 to $5000:
Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East: Jack Davidson "Clouds of Sorrow"
Comedy Screenplay Award: Dan Shea "The P.A.N.D.A. War"
Enderby Entertainment Award: Adeline Colangelo "The Break-Up Nurse"
Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award: "The Domain" by Michael Raymond (This award is sponsored by Dark Hero Studios, a new production company co-founded by company President David Hayter)
One-Hour Teleplay Pilot: "Horizon" by B.D. Flory
Sitcome Teleplay Pilot: "Katie and Becca Grow-Up" by Leila Cohan-Miccio
One-Hour Teleplay Spec: Dexter "The Second Coming" by David Radcliff
Sitcom Teleplay Spec: Modern Family "Earthquake Party" by Abi Wurdeman & Phil Wurdeman
The jury picking the winners from finalists included:
Larry Doyle (screenwriter, Duplex, I Love Your Beth Cooper), Christopher Kyle (screenwriter, Serena, Alexander), Craig Mazin (screenwriter, The Hangover II), John J. McLaughlin (screenwriter, Hitchcock, Black Swan), Stephen Schiff (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, True Crime), Herschel Weingrod (producer, Falling Down and screenwriter, Trading Places, Twins, and Kindergarten Cop), Noah Hawley (showrunner, "My Generation" and executive producer, "The Unusuals"), Kyle Killen (showrunner, "Lonestar" and "Awake"), and Nancy Pimental (Executive Producer, Shameless).