FESTIVALS

Austin Film Festival

This year, due to the coronavirus, AFF has gone online. The film festival will run Oct. 22-29, with 22 world, North American, and U.S. premieres, including arm-wrestling comedy Golden Arm, and shocking and disturbing cave diving documentary Dave Not Coming Back.

However, don't forget about the conference (Oct. 22-26). As a festival dedicated to celebrating the work of the film writer, AFF isn't letting having to go virtual get in the way of examining their craft. This year, there will be an incredible selection of panels and Q&As with some of the biggest names in film and television, including Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Utopia), John Logan (Skyfall, The Aviator), and Kevin Willmott (BlacKkKlansman, Da 5 Bloods).

A virtual film pass ($30) gives you access to all feature films, as well as the shorts packages. The virtual festival badge ($175, $150 for students) gives you access to all the films, plus all panels. Details, passes, and tickets at www.austinfilmfestival.com.

AFF Review: <i>Farewell Amor</i>
AFF Review: Farewell Amor
Moving drama of an estranged immigrant family looks inwards

Nov. 3, 2020

Austin Film Festival Announces 2020 Award Winners
Austin Film Festival Announces 2020 Award Winners
Austin-linked films Blinders, Horton Foote win

Nov. 2, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Death of a Telemarketer</i>
AFF Review: Death of a Telemarketer
Smooth-talking comedy is charming if suitably glib

Nov. 1, 2020

AFF Review: <i>The Badger</i>
AFF Review: The Badger
Smart and incisive thriller shows a different Iran

Nov. 1, 2020

AFF Review: <i>The Arbors</i>
AFF Review: The Arbors
Twisted tale of a man and his monster

Nov. 1, 2020

AFF Review: <i>The Get Together</i>
AFF Review: The Get Together
Shakey Graves and friends grow apart in this Austin dramedy

Oct. 30, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Film Fest</i>
AFF Review: Film Fest
Film making comedy is painfully on point

Oct. 29, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Paper Tiger</i>
AFF Review: Paper Tiger
Drama explores the trauma of loss and the immigrant experience

Oct. 29, 2020

AFF Short and Sweet: "Gabriela"
AFF Short and Sweet: "Gabriela"
Natalia Kaniasty takes a look at a job you never think about

Oct. 29, 2020

AFF Review: <i>The Blue Orchid</i>
AFF Review: The Blue Orchid
Danish fever dream mixes Cronenberg and Carruth

Oct. 29, 2020

AFF Short and Sweet: "The Recordist"
AFF Short and Sweet: "The Recordist"
Award-winning short plays with ASMR psychohorror

Oct. 28, 2020

AFF Short and Sweet: "The Yellow Dress"
AFF Short and Sweet: "The Yellow Dress"
Alex Ko on his French tale of a boy and his dress

Oct. 28, 2020

AFF Review: <i>The Catch</i>
AFF Review: The Catch
Chilly seafront drug heist drama finds a family in crisis

Oct. 27, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Good</i>
AFF Review: Good
Indie drama emphasizes theme over character

Oct. 27, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Dave Not Coming Back</i>
AFF Review: Dave Not Coming Back
Diving documentary probes murky emotional depths

Oct. 27, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Fugitive Dreams</i>
AFF Review: Fugitive Dreams
Haunting and unorthodox road trip drifts with its protagonists

Oct. 27, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Ale</i>
AFF Review: Ale
Pro-wrestling documentary with a micro-focus on personality

Oct. 26, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Two Deaths of Henry Baker</i>
AFF Review: Two Deaths of Henry Baker
Intergenerational crime drama has an Old Testament twist

Oct. 26, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Murder Bury Win</i>
AFF Review: Murder Bury Win
Bloody board game comedy is sinister fun

Oct. 24, 2020

AFF Interview: Taking the <i>Blinders</i> Off
AFF Interview: Blinders
Vincent van Horn takes the scary path to Hollywood

Oct. 23, 2020

AFF Interview: Michael Lovan Draws All the Right Cards in <i>Murder Bury Win</i>
AFF Interview: Murder Bury Win
Board game dark comedy rolls the dice on laughs.

Oct. 22, 2020

Austin Film Festival Adds <i>Nine Days</i> and Welcomes the WWE's Brothers of Destruction
Austin Film Festival Adds Nine Days and Welcomes the WWE's Brothers of Destruction
New Winston Duke/Zazie Beets movie as opening night film

Oct. 15, 2020

How <i>Fugitive Pieces</i> Became <i>Fugitive Dreams</i>
How Fugitive Pieces Became Fugitive Dreams
Jason Neulander takes the trip from stage to screen for his feature debut

Oct. 15, 2020

<i>Horton Foote: The Road to Home</i> Takes the Writer Back to His Roots
Horton Foote: The Road to Home Takes the Writer Back to His Roots
From small town Texas to Pulitzer Prize at the Austin Film Festival

Oct. 15, 2020

Chaz Bono Is All About That Cult Life in <i>Reboot Camp</i>
Chaz Bono Is All About That Cult Life in Reboot Camp
Come and join us!

Oct. 15, 2020

<i>Queens of Pain</i> Shows Commitment to the Sport
Queens of Pain Shows Commitment to the Sport
For the love of Roller Derby

Oct. 15, 2020

Austin Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup
Austin Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup
Dave Not Coming Back, Golden Arm this year's headliners

Oct. 1, 2020

Austin Film Festival Goes Virtual
Austin Film Festival Goes Virtual
Shows goes on as hybrid IRL/online conference drops in-person part

July 28, 2020

Previous Austin Film Festival coverage:
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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