Austin Film Festival Announces Winners of 2018 Hiscox Insurance Audience and Courage Awards

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AFF announces its 2018 Hiscox Audience and Courage Award Winners.

The Hiscox Audience Award winners are:

Narrative Feature: Above the Clouds, written by Simon Lord
: Care to Laugh, directed by Julie Getz
Matters Feature:
Alive., written by Jules Vincent and Chuck
Comedy Vanguard Feature: In Reality, written by
Ann Lupo, Esteban Pedraza, and Aaron Pryka
Texas Independent
The Iron Orchard, written by Gerry De Leon and Ty
Narrative Short: Everything Mattress, written
by Chase Joliet
Documentary Short: Father K, directed
by Judd Ehrlich
Animated Short: Lost Found,
written by Bradley Slabe
Narrative Student Short: Tiny
written by Jono Chanin
Scripted Digital Series:
The Gary Gold Story, created by Greg Ash
Marquee Feature:
Green Book, written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and
Peter Farrelly

Voted on by the audience, the Hiscox Courage Award is presented to the
film that best embodies the virtue of courage and to the filmmaker who
best embraced the risk to share the story. The 2018 Hiscox Courage
Award was awarded to The Interpreters, directed by Andres
Caballero and Sofian Khan.


Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and
recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. AFF
is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin
Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About Hiscox

Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX).
Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse
portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance
between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty
business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the
insurance cycle. It’s a long-standing strategy which in 2017 saw the
business deliver a profit before tax (excluding foreign exchange) of
£93.6 million despite reserving net $225 million for claims in the most
costly year ever for natural catastrophes.

The Hiscox Group employs over 2,700 people in 14 countries, and has
customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe,
Asia and the US, we offer a range of specialist insurance for
professionals and business customers as well as homeowners.
Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is
underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re ILS.

Our values define our business, with a focus on people, quality, courage
and excellence in execution. We pride ourselves on being true to our
word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. This
information is neither intended nor should be construed to be a
solicitation for the purchase of insurance by any US person or entity.
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