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'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Again at Austin Film Festival; 'Junk,' 'Spinning Plates' & 'Rising from Ashes' Also Recognized

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 30, 2012 at 12:05PM

One more feather in the awards cap for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook": The Austin Film Festival, which ran October 18-25, announces the film as winner of its Marquee Feature Audience Award.
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'Silver Linings Playbook'
'Silver Linings Playbook'

One more feather in the awards cap for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook": The Austin Film Festival, which ran October 18-25, announces the film as  winner of its Marquee Feature Audience Award. A full list of the festival's award winners is below.

Marquee Feature Audience Award:

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Writer/Director: David O. Russell

Narrative Feature Audience Award:

JUNK

Writers: Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao

Director: Kevin Hamedani

Documentary Feature Audience Award: (Tie)

SPINNING PLATES

Writer/Director: Joseph Levy

RISING FROM ASHES

Director: T.C. Johnstone

Comedy Vanguard Audience Award:

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

Directors: Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah

Dark Matters Audience Award:

SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE

Writers: Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling

Director: Spencer Parsons

Narrative Short Audience Award:

ASAD

Writer/Director: Bryan Buckley

Narrative Student Short Audience Award:

THE TELEPORTED MAN

Writer/Director: Zach Endres

Animated Short Audience Award:

HEAD OVER HEELS

Writer/Director: Timothy Reckart

Documentary Short Audience Award:

GOOD KARMA $1

Directors: Jason Berger, Amy Laslett

This article is related to: Festivals, Silver Linings Playbook, Austin Film Festival


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.