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AFF Has the Right Idea About ‘Wrong Numbers’
Made in Texas series revisits Alex Holdridge’s first film
DAILY Screens  May 7, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Austin Film Festival’s Made in Texas film series is taking a look back at films that world premiered at the fest. On Wednesday, AFF screens Alex Holdridge’s 2001 underage coming-of-age comedy, a self-proclaimed “little movie” that paid off in big ways...."

AFF Knows We Like to Watch
Local film Harmony and Me tops sneak peek at festival lineup
DAILY Screens  August 26, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Is it just us, or is the Austin Film Festival doing some kind of an elaborate dance of the seven veils? It seems every week there's some new tantalizing goody revealed about the upcoming fest. This week's tasty bit: AFF announced today ten titles from this year's lineup, including three intriguing-sounding documentaries about black comedy (Robert Townsend's Why We Laugh), screenwriting (Peter Hanson's Tales From the Script), and the 2008 national party conventions (Barry Levinson's Poliwood)..."

AFF Announces a Few More Names for the Marquee
Will Farrell, Linda Cardellini, and Susan Sarandon join the festival
DAILY Screens  October 8, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...But in a press release this morning, AFF dropped a few more big, juicy news bites:..."

AFF Brings Walter Hill for The Warriors and Then Some
Writer/director comes out to play
Screens Story  October 19, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...That's a lesson learned on 1979's The Warriors – his career-defining, street-tough action flick, which AFF screens as part of this year's tribute. Yet it was not the film he planned on making..."

I, Tonya Smashes Into AFF
Biopic of ice skating's greatest scandal and more for fest
DAILY Screens  October 10, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...It will actually be the festival's second closing night marquee screening, joining the previously announced Chappaquidick: another celebrity scandal biopic, this time about Teddy Kennedy's role in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. This morning, AFF also confirmed that Jim Gaffigan (who plays U.S..."

Walter Hill, Keenen Ivory Wayans for AFF
Writer-centric film festival awarding boundary-busting pioneers
DAILY Screens  September 7, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...However, AFF is a celebration of scriptwriters, and Hill's credentials are long and established. Aside from authoring most of his own films, he also did memorable work for hire on Seventies crime milestones like The Drowning Pool..."

AFF: Scene & Heard
A few ramblings about this year's Austin Film Festival
DAILY Screens  October 25, 2010, by Belinda Acosta
"...The great novelist Gabriel García Marquez was a journalist before becoming a world class novelist. Just sayin.) On the other hand, small talk is part of the charm of AFF as well..."

AFF Announces Film Lineup
Black Swan! Meek's Cutoff! Blue Valentine!
DAILY Screens  September 21, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Check out the full list list below. AFF has also finalized its conference schedule, and it's a good-looking one..."

AFF Announces Lineup
Serious Moonlight, scripted by the late Adrienne Shelly, will open the fest
DAILY Screens  September 28, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Interestingly, we also got word today that The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was on the original list of AFF films, has been pulled from the lineup. Wondering if that has anything to do with Fantastic Fest sneaking the film this weekend? (I wondered that in an email, too, to an AFF publicist, but didn't hear anything back.)..."

AFF Announces Audience Awards
The viewers have spoken
DAILY Screens  November 4, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Documentary Short: “Albert” (directed by Daniel Jaffe)..."

AFF Snags Jon Stewart’s Rosewater
The Humbling, The Last 5 Years tapped for opening night
DAILY Screens  September 30, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...Yes, and yes, which makes today’s announcement from the Austin Film Festival not exactly a jaw dropper, just confirmation of a good thing previously only guessed at: Stewart will be in attendance on Oct. 30 to screen his directorial debut, Rosewater, as AFF’s Closing Night Film..."

AFF Just Announced a Boatload of Programming
Spring and summer are chock-full of screenings and talks
DAILY Screens  March 20, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...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...."

AFF to Honor Frank Darabont
'Shawshank' writer/director to receive Filmmaking Award
DAILY Screens  October 9, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...On Sunday, Oct. 21, the AFF screenwriting conference will host an hourlong "Conversation with Frank Darabont." For more programming highlights and badge info, see www.austinfilmfestival.com...."

AFF Honors Chris Carter, Announces First Wave
Outstanding TV Writing Award for 'X-Files' creator
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action drama, Flight, will serve as AFF’s Centerpiece Film (scroll down for the trailer; it’s a knockout). Other notable inclusions in the early slate: UT alum Todd Berger’s comedy It’s a Disaster, which just got picked up for distribution by Oscilloscope; new works from Austin directors Don Swaynos (Pictures of Superheroes) and T.C..."

AFF Audience Awards
The Artist, Restive among winners
DAILY Screens  November 4, 2011, by Kimberley Jones


AFF: God of Tetris
How 'The Tetris Masters' Thor Aackerlund is the anti-Billy Mitchell
DAILY Screens  October 27, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...As befits the world's most-played game, the best of the best are a strange interlocking mix of characters, any of whom could have been the film's central character. During Saturday's AFF post-show Q&A Mihara said, "The movie started off a lot more about me" but test audiences knew which piece would completed the puzzle: "The first couple of times we showed the film and stopped when the tournament started and asked, 'Who do you want to win?' … Everyone yelled 'Thor!'"..."

AFF Announces 2011 Lineup
Regional premieres of Shame, The Descendants
DAILY Screens  September 20, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...Big buzz movies from Sundance 2010 will also get their regional premiere at AFF, including Like Crazy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Pariah. They join previously announced films like the Duplass Brothers' Jeff Who Lives at Home and We Need to Talk About Kevin...."

AFF to Honor Steven Zaillian
The Oscar-winning scripter of Schindler's List will receive the Distinguished Screenwriter Award
DAILY Screens  August 21, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...The festival doesn't happen till October, but AFF has a vigorous, all-year round presence in town. Case in point: their ongoing Conversations in Film program, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences..."

Danny Boyle to Accept Award at AFF
Austin Film Festival's 2008 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award goes to Danny Boyle
DAILY Screens  September 23, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...Marc Savlov already rhapsodized about Danny Boyle here and how he'll be showing his much-buzzed-about (we're talking Oscar) Slumdog Millionaire at the Austin Film Festival. Now comes down the pike the news that AFF – prescient folks they – are going to hand him a trophy now..."

AFF Interview: Here We Are
Director David Bellarosa on Austin as the velvet coffin
DAILY Screens  October 27, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...DB: That came from the people I met along the way. We were all away from home, we all moved from all over the country, we were away from our friends and our families, and any opportunity that being in a certain place where you had grown up would afford you, we had left all that behind..."

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