AFF Just Announced a Boatload of Programming
Spring and summer are chock-full of screenings and talks
By Monica Riese, 9:35AM, Thu. Mar. 20, 2014
If you've spent your life thinking of the Austin Film Festival as a weeklong event restricted to a chilly weekend in October, you're doing it wrong.
Yesterday, AFF dropped an impressive slate of events for the spring and summer, kicking off Sunday, March 30, with Kat Candler (Hellion), David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), and Miguel Alvarez ("Mnemosyne Rising") chatting about the production hurdles that face fledgling shorts.
Dozens of other conversations – Robert Walden, Ed Solomon – and screenings – The Golden Scallop, Speak Now – round out the calendar through August; see the full lineup and buy tickets on the Austin Film Festival website. But perhaps one of the most exciting events on the docket takes this show on the road: On Saturday, April 12, AFF is teaming up with the Writers Guild Foundation in Los Angeles for a daylong symposium on getting from script to screen.
You might recognize the WGF name from when we
cooed wrote about their Scribble to Screen exhibit at last fall's Austin Film Festival, which was the first public roadshow of any of the Foundation's archives. Now, it seems, the two organizations have traded off hosting duties, and we can't say we blame 'em. California is supposed to be lovely that time of year. So, you know, if you're in the neighborhood…
Also tucked into the same news release: Erin Hallagan's new title of Creative Director, and the plan to have her work alongside Senior Programmer Elizabeth Mims and Film Program Coordinator Harrison Glaser in a newly combined conference/festival program. Best of luck to the team.