Wow! What a weekend! We at Twitchy Dolphin Flix are just blown away by all of the love and support from the filmmakers and the fans. Putting on a fest isn’t easy. Putting on a fest for true indies is harder, but so rewarding.
It started Thursday morning when Ryan Andrews, Sarah England, Thomas Phillips, Grace Hathaway, Mike Donis and Nathan Bybee visited the St. Austin Film Class. The ability to encourage young filmmakers to follow their dreams is always a wonderful experience. We followed it up with a dream trip to the Salt Lick. MEAT!
Thursday night was a great first for the AIFS. A night at the drive in to see Sick, Werebitches 3, Pete Winning and BFF. We had a great turnout. The films looked gorgeous on a beautiful night against a perfect Austin sky. The Blue Starlite is soon to be an iconic part of the Austin Film Landscape! We just know it!
Saturday’s screenings went great! The level of competition took a giant leap forward. Audiences were greeted with some great comedy, sweet romance, moving drama and some scary horror and a little dose of weird. Special thanks goes to Marc Wasserman and Dave Cohen for throwing a great after part.
We just want to thank everyone again for a great time. Our fest is not about egos or star spotting. it’s about real indie filmmakers showing their hard work. We’re tired, but ready for next year. Submissions start in early 2014! For a full list of winners.
Thank you to all of the filmmakers, actors and film fans for making the Austin Indie Flix Showcase’s 2013 edition a great success. We had a great turn out, some unique film fun at the drive-in, an epic concert experience and a great day of screenings to round it out. We’re pleased to announce our 2013 Twitchy Award Winners:
AIFS Hall Of Fame Inductee: Shiron and Oscar Ray
AMBASSADOR GLOBAL BEST FEATURE: The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas
BEST DIRECTOR: Thomas Phillips
AUDIENCE CHOICE, FEATURE: Quite a Conundrum
BILLY KRING AWARD, BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE: Kenny Pitts, The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas
ELIZABETH KRING AWARD, BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE: Erin Cline, Quite a Conundrum
BEST FOREIGN FEATURE: Sick
BEST TEXAS FEATURE: Rockin’ Reverend
UNDERDOGS.COM BEST SHORT: The Roommate
AUDIENCE CHOICE, SHORT: The Roommate
ISABELLA ARTAZA AWARD, BEST ACTOR, SHORT: Sal Hernandez, The Roommate
JULIA ARTAZA AWARD, BEST ACTRESS, SHORT: Amelia Jackson-Gray, Point Mugu
BEST FOREIGN SHORT: Roses Are Dead
BEST TEXAS SHORT: The Reunion
BEST WEB PROGRAM: Pete Winning and the Pirates
BEST DRAMA SCRIPT: Hell’s Bells by Billy Kring
BEST SPECIAL F/X: Ares 11
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sonny and RayRay
BEST TEXAS DIRECTOR: Bill Hass
BEST TWITCHY ACTOR: Ben Jabe, Goin’ Guerrilla
BEST TWITCHY ACTRESS: Terissa Kelton, Werebitches 3
BEST TWITCHY DIRECTOR: Grace Hathaway, SHH!
TWITCHIEST DUDE: Aaron Gaudin
TWITCHIEST CHICK: Elizabeth Kring
TWITCHY SPIRIT AWARD: Janet Mayson
We couldn’t be more exciting about hosting our first WORLD PREMIERE Feature film! AVAILABLE will make its anticipated debut on October 19. Time TBD.
Check out the trailer here.