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‘Harold’s Going Stiff,’ ‘Darwin’ take Austin prizes

Depp receives acting honor at Texas fest

Narrative feature “Harold’s Going Stiff,” directed by Keith Wright, and docu “Darwin,” directed by Nick Brandestini, were top winners at the Austin film Fest, which runs to Thursday in the Texas capital.

Short film awards went to “Salar” for narrative short and “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” for animated short, making both films eligible for Academy Award submission. A special docu jury mention went to “Goold’s Gold,” directed by Tucker Capps and Ryan Sevy.

“Behind the Sun” was the winner of the Young Filmmaker’s Competition.

At the fest’s Saturday awards luncheon, Johnny Depp was honored with the fest’s first acting award. Thesp also participated in a Q&A with screenwriter Bruce Robinson after a screening of “The Rum Diary.”

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