Coming to My Senses
Coming to My Senses

The Austin Film Festival announced its 2017 Hiscox Audience and Courage Award Winners.  The 2017 Hiscox Courage Award went to Coming to My Senses, directed by Dominic Gill.  Coming to My Senses is a documentary feature that follows Aaron Baker, a man who faces insurmountable odds and learns to walk again after breaking his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Voted on by the audience, the Hiscox Courage Award is presented to the work that best embodies the virtue of courage and to the filmmaker who best embraced the risk to share the story.

2017 Austin Film Festival Hiscox Audience Award winners

Narrative Feature: Beauty Mark, written by Harris Doran
Documentary Feature (tie): Transformer, directed by Michael Del Monte
Documentary Feature (tie): Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End, directed by Pablo Bryant
Dark Matters Feature: The Landing, written by David Dodson and Mark Dodson
Comedy Vanguard Feature: Don’t Talk to Irene, written by Pat Mills
Narrative Short: So Much Yellow, written by Erica Milsom
Documentary Short: So Damn Glad, directed by Justin Lubke
Animated Short: Negative Space, written by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Narrative Student Short: Towards the Sun, written by Elie Choufany and Monica Santis
Scripted Digital Series: Cleaner Daze, created by Tess Sweet and Daniel Gambelin
Marquee Feature: Mudbound, written by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams
Marquee Television: The Deuce (S1E08: “My Name is Ruby”), written by George Pelecanos and David Simon

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