Monthly Archives: October 2013

AIFS Wrap Up

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.

1383358_10151664824147400_870469343_nIt 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!

1393894_10151951802259617_1619409049_nThursday 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!

1390632_10151718065111483_184741772_n On Friday, the filmmakers had a great time networking at Stompin’ Grounds lounge.

sg pic  Texas Renegade,  Friday Avenue, Plow Monday, Brandon Reynolds, Tracy Weinberg and Kenny Pits took the stage and just plain rocked.  Sarah England and James Christopher followed up with a little Wicked!

photo 21380493_10151718051391483_1682914094_n 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.

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2013 AIFS “TWITCHY” AWARD 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:

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  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

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  UNDERDOGS.COM BEST SHORT:   The Roommate

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  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

1376981_10201806851949421_1892349816_n  BEST COMEDY SCRIPT:  Triple Latte  by Marc Wasserman

  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!

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  TWITCHIEST DUDE:  Aaron Gaudin

  TWITCHIEST CHICK:  Elizabeth Kring

  TWITCHY SPIRIT AWARD:  Janet Mayson


Screening Schedules Set

AIFS Ambassador lineup

 

AIFS underdogs lounge


Available World Premiere!

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.

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The Official Lineup!

(subject to change)

AIFS lineup