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Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

MovieMaker Magazine named Austin Film Festival one of the "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee".  Take advantage of ou...
04/16/2024

MovieMaker Magazine named Austin Film Festival one of the "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee". Take advantage of our upcoming script competition regular deadline THIS Friday, and our film upcoming regular deadline May 17th.

"It’s not all about industry hobnobbing: AFF stays true to the spirit of keeping Austin weird by seeking out and selecting fun, boundary-pushing projects. We don’t have to tell you that Austin is one of America’s film capitals, and most fun places to go out. "

Read the full article linked here: https://www.moviemaker.com/50-film-festival-worth-entry-fee-2024/

Join us at the Ghost Ranch Writers Retreat for an opportunity to receive notes from writer James V. Hart on your script'...
04/16/2024

Join us at the Ghost Ranch Writers Retreat for an opportunity to receive notes from writer James V. Hart on your script's opening pages. By attending the retreat, writers will have the opportunity to learn from the writer of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Muppet Treasure Island, Contact, August Rush, and Hook. All retreat attendees will be able to listen in on this additional session and apply actionable advice to their very own script.

For more information and to sign up for the Ghost Ranch Writing Retreat click HERE: https://austinfilmfestival.com/event/ghost-ranch-writers-retreat-2024/

Happy Friday! Happy writing (or procrastinating). Either way, cheers to the long awaited weekend.Tag us in your best scr...
04/05/2024

Happy Friday! Happy writing (or procrastinating). Either way, cheers to the long awaited weekend.

Tag us in your best screenwriting or filmmaking related memes for a chance to be featured in our next post! We can't wait to see what everyone shares with us.

Join Wendy Calhoun, writer/producer EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED, for a conversation about the creative process and pers...
04/05/2024

Join Wendy Calhoun, writer/producer EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED, for a conversation about the creative process and personal storytelling at this year's Ghost Ranch Writers Retreat in August. This will be a moderated discussion followed by a Q&A, so you’ll have a chance to ask this TV veteran your writing and pitching questions. Book your retreat experience today! https://austinfilmfestival.com/event/ghost-ranch-writers-retreat-2024/

MAJOR PROGRAMMING ANNNOUNCEMENT: Ronald D. Moore will receive the 2024 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the 31st a...
04/03/2024

MAJOR PROGRAMMING ANNNOUNCEMENT: Ronald D. Moore will receive the 2024 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the 31st annual Austin Film Festival, celebrating his impactful contributions to the landscape of television through celebrated sci-fi shows including For All Mankind, Outlander, and Battlestar Galactica. At AFF’s Writers Conference, happening October 24th – 27th, Moore’s career will be highlighted on two panels: “A Conversation with Ronald D. Moore”, a discussion about his career and body of work, and “Script to Screen: Battlestar Galactica”, an analysis of the seminal miniseries from concept to completion, complete with clips from the series.

To attend Moore's and other fantastic panels at the 2024 Conference and Festival, buy your badge here: https://austinfilmfestival.com/product-category/festival-and-conference/badges-and-film-passes/?orderby=popularity

PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We added three new panelists to our incredibly talented lineup. Can't wait to hear from these new...
04/01/2024

PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We added three new panelists to our incredibly talented lineup.

Can't wait to hear from these new panelists among our other fantastic programming and panels at AFF 2024? Choose the badge that best fits your ideal experience at the link in our bio.

Take advantage of our limited Easter egg sale and save on your Producers or Conference badge NOW through tonight at 11:5...
03/31/2024

Take advantage of our limited Easter egg sale and save on your Producers or Conference badge NOW through tonight at 11:59 PM CDT. Plus, participate in our social media giveaway for a chance to win a pair of Film Passes to this year’s Festival in October. Enter the giveaway by commenting your favorite movie Easter eggs below. One comment equals one entry!

References shown: Kill Bill can be seen as the realization of the story described in the pilot episode of Fox Force Five, which Mia Wallace talks about in Pulp Fiction, Pac-Man briefly appears on the screen in Tron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) stands before his own gravestone, which features the same biblical quote Ezekiel 25:17 that his character Jules Winnfield famously recites in Pulp Fiction, shout out to those fellow time-travelers Peabody & Sherman in Back to the Future, the symbol of oranges hinting at an upcoming death or betrayal in The Godfather.

What's your favorite movie Easter Egg? Join in on the hunt!  This Easter weekend, hop on over to the AFF website to save...
03/29/2024

What's your favorite movie Easter Egg? Join in on the hunt! This Easter weekend, hop on over to the AFF website to save big on our Conference and Producer badge. Now through 11:59 PM Sunday, you can save $45 off Conference badges and $55 off Producers badges. Purchase here: https://austinfilmfestival.com/product-category/festival-and-conference/badges-and-film-passes/?orderby=popularity

In addition, comment below or tag us on your posts of your favorite movie Easter Eggs for a chance to win a pair of film passes for AFF 2024!

References shown: The Shining carpet in Toy Story, Starbucks references in Fight Club, actual Easter eggs in The Rocky Horror Picture Show reportedly leftover from a staff and crew Easter egg hunt on set.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! This Friday, March 29 at midnight (12:00 AM CDT) we are kicking off our annual Easter Egg sale. Take $45...
03/27/2024

GIVEAWAY ALERT! This Friday, March 29 at midnight (12:00 AM CDT) we are kicking off our annual Easter Egg sale. Take $45 off all Conference Badges, and $55 off all Producers Badges through Sunday at 11:59 PM CDT.

In addition, follow this account and comment your favorite "iconic" movie Easter Eggs below to enter to win a free pair of film passes to AFF 2024. Each comment counts as one entry. We can't wait to see what everyone shares with us!

PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We have added four new panelists to our incredibly talented lineup. Learn from seasoned professio...
03/23/2024

PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We have added four new panelists to our incredibly talented lineup. Learn from seasoned professionals, elevate your craft, and gain insight to navigating the industry at the 2024 Writers Conference October 24-31.

Can't wait to hear from these new panelists among our other fantastic programming and panels at AFF 2024? Choose the badge that best fits your ideal experience here: https://austinfilmfestival.com/shop/badges-and-film-passes-info/

Jordan Obey took inspiration from the characters of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, and put them in a story of his own, earni...
03/22/2024

Jordan Obey took inspiration from the characters of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, and put them in a story of his own, earning him the coveted bronze typewriter at AFF30.

Our Film and Script Competitions Early Bird Deadline is TODAY at 11:59PM. See link to submit now and get the lowest submission fee of the year: https://austinfilmfestival.com/submit/

Austin-based filmmaker Sarah Kambe Holland's fantastically funny film EGGHEAD & TW***IE won the Comedy Vanguard award at...
03/22/2024

Austin-based filmmaker Sarah Kambe Holland's fantastically funny film EGGHEAD & TW***IE won the Comedy Vanguard award at AFF30. Full of adventure, endearing characters, and inspiration, this coming-of-age road-trip leads the viewer on a touching story about finding who you really are.

Let us share your story with the world, 2024 AFF Film and Script Competition Early Bird Deadline is tomorrow (3/22) at 11:59PM. See link in bio to submit now and get the lowest submission fee of the year. Submit here: https://austinfilmfestival.com/submit/

Austin Film Festival has partnered with Big Indie Pictures! They will be sponsoring both the AFF Film Competition’s Narr...
03/21/2024

Austin Film Festival has partnered with Big Indie Pictures! They will be sponsoring both the AFF Film Competition’s Narrative Feature Award and Fellowship, as well as the Script Competition’s Big Indie Pictures Screenwriter Fellowship.

Founded in 2006, Big Indie is known for its work in independent film on projects like STILL ALICE, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. Big Indie has an extensive production services arm that has partnered on recent projects like SWARM, DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BEING THE RICARDOS, and many others.

To find out more and to submit visit www.austinfilmfestival.com/submit

Happy Friday! Maybe in the next couple days you'll get some writing done, or maybe not. Either way, cheers to a much nee...
03/15/2024

Happy Friday! Maybe in the next couple days you'll get some writing done, or maybe not. Either way, cheers to a much needed weekend!

PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT🚨Learn the ways of navigating the industry with our incredible 2024 Writers Conference panelists!In...
03/14/2024

PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT🚨Learn the ways of navigating the industry with our incredible 2024 Writers Conference panelists!

Interested in hearing these panels among our other fantastic programming at AFF 2024? Find the badge that best fits your ideal experience here: https://austinfilmfestival.com/shop/badges-and-film-passes-info/

This year, our Polly Platt Award for Producing will be given to iconic producer Kathleen Kennedy.On receiving this honor...
03/06/2024

This year, our Polly Platt Award for Producing will be given to iconic producer Kathleen Kennedy.

On receiving this honor, Kennedy states,
“I am deeply honored to receive the Austin Film Festival's Polly Platt Award for Producing. Polly was not only an incredible producer and mentor to so many, with an impact and voice still felt to this day, but also a staunch supporter of the Austin Film Festival and a dear personal friend. Polly attended every year, right up until her passing, and I look forward to celebrating her legacy in October.”

Kennedy has produced or executive produced more than 70 feature films, which have collectively garnered 120 Academy Award nominations and 25 wins. Swipe to see a glimpse of her accomplished body of work.

To attend Kathleen Kennedy's panel at the 2024 Writers Conference, grab your badge today! https://austinfilmfestival.com/product-category/festival-and-conference/badges-and-film-passes/?orderby=popularity

The Doctor is in! Introducing AFF's inaugural "Script Doctor" for this upcoming month, Meg LeFauve! Our "Script Doctor" ...
02/27/2024

The Doctor is in! Introducing AFF's inaugural "Script Doctor" for this upcoming month, Meg LeFauve!

Our "Script Doctor" of the month will be a panelist from our family of writers who will provide answers to your burning structure, writer’s block, you name it, character arc questions… whatever ails your writing, our Script Doctor is happy to consult on. Tell us what obstacles you’re facing, and your question could be chosen for feedback and advice! Not sure what problems you have? Learn from others by reading thoughtful, straightforward, let’s face it sometimes hard to hear, feedback and evolve as a writer.

We will post her responses once a week, so make sure to check our newsletter and socials to see if you’re selected. Link to submit questions here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a40345c6759f4e509afaed44475c9fae

Happy Friday! Here's to a weekend of writing (aka cleaning your house, your desktop, calling your mom, and maybe a sente...
02/23/2024

Happy Friday! Here's to a weekend of writing (aka cleaning your house, your desktop, calling your mom, and maybe a sentence or two to top it off).

Announcing our special guest for the On Story premiere party! We are incredibly excited to kick off season 14 with Write...
02/20/2024

Announcing our special guest for the On Story premiere party! We are incredibly excited to kick off season 14 with Writers Guild Award winner and seven-time Emmy nominee, Lee Eisenberg. Join us April 24th to discuss his incredible career including Lessons in Chemistry, Jury Duty, The Office, Good Boys, Bad Teacher, WeCrashed, and more!

RSVP to the FREE event with complimentary food and beverages to reserve your spot before they fill! Linked here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/6ecc22d2afa24ddd93bdd518a22f39b8

Happy Valentine's Day! Who's energy are you channeling today?Films in order: SALTBURN, EGGHEAD & TW***IE, SOUR PARTY, IN...
02/14/2024

Happy Valentine's Day! Who's energy are you channeling today?

Films in order: SALTBURN, EGGHEAD & TW***IE, SOUR PARTY, INHABITANTS

02/14/2024
This week on On Story, we’re joined by veteran television writer Joanna Calo, showrunner of celebrated FX hit THE BEAR, ...
02/09/2024

This week on On Story, we’re joined by veteran television writer Joanna Calo, showrunner of celebrated FX hit THE BEAR, to discuss finding the show’s heart and rhythm in real life events. Tune in for a chance to hear a glimpse of the creative process behind creating the award winning television series. Listen here: https://www.onstory.tv/

This week on On Story radio, we’ll speak with Emmy-winning writer Cord Jefferson about writing and directing his debut f...
02/08/2024

This week on On Story radio, we’ll speak with Emmy-winning writer Cord Jefferson about writing and directing his debut feature, the biting, witty, cerebral satire AMERICAN FICTION. Tune in to hear more about the creative process behind Jefferson, our 2023 Writer's Writer Awardee, and the genesis of his now Academy Award nominated film. Listen here: https://www.onstory.tv/

You heard it here first, y'all! Three films nominated for Academy Awards this year had their Texas premiere at AFF in 20...
02/07/2024

You heard it here first, y'all! Three films nominated for Academy Awards this year had their Texas premiere at AFF in 2023.

THE HOLDOVERS, directed by former panelist Alexander Payne, is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. Cord Jefferson’s AMERICAN FICTION is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. ROBOT DREAMS is nominated for Best Animated Feature.

Former AFF panelists are taking the Best Animated Feature category by storm for the upcoming 96th Annual Academy Awards®...
02/06/2024

Former AFF panelists are taking the Best Animated Feature category by storm for the upcoming 96th Annual Academy Awards®. Congratulations to Kat Likkel & John Hoberg for their work on ELEMENTAL, Pamela Ribon for her work on NIMONA, and Kemp Powers on his nomination for SPIDERMAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE. ROBOT DREAMS, a film that had its Texas premiere at AFF in 2023, makes 4 out of 5 animated features affiliated with AFF at the 2024 Oscars®.

Check out our On Story episodes featuring Pamela Ribon: https://www.onstory.tv/914 , and Kemp Powers: https://www.onstory.tv/1113

The 96th Annual Academy Awards® Nominations are here! We are so thrilled to celebrate the AFF alumni who worked on nomin...
01/30/2024

The 96th Annual Academy Awards® Nominations are here! We are so thrilled to celebrate the AFF alumni who worked on nominated films.

Our inaugural Writer’s Writer awardee Cord Jefferson is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture for his debut feature AMERICAN FICTION. Celine Song, panelist at the 2023 Writers Conference, is nominated for Best Original Screenplay for PAST LIVES.

Congratulations to 2012 awardee Eric Roth, for his work on Best Picture nominee KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, previous panelist Greta Gerwig on her nomination for BARBIE in Best Adapted Screenplay, and former panelist America Ferrera on her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in BARBIE.

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Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

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