Austin Heart of Film Festival Schedule

The third annual Austin Heart of Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference takes place this weekend, Oct. 10-13, at the Driskill Hotel and various other screening venues around town. In a very brief amount of time, the conference has grown into one of the most impressive gatherings of screenwriters and working filmmakers anywhere. The daytime panels and workshops are complemented by a schedule of evening screenings that cover a range of material: premieres, retrospective screenings with the filmmakers in attendance, and competitive showcases. Another highlight promises to be Saturday night's Indie Filmmakers Panel with The Usual Suspects' Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona), and Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats). Included here is the complete Festival screening schedule; for other conference info call 478-4795. -- Marjorie Baumgarten Thursday, October 10


7:15pm Cowgirl (short)
Deep in the Heart (followed by Q&A)

10:10pm Albino Alligator

Dobie Screen 2

7:00pm Paul Mcall (short)
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
9:20pm Clinic E (short)
Restless of Water (followed by Q&A)

Austin Music Hall

8:00pm Underworld
10:25pm 84 Charlie Mopic (followed by Q&A)


8:00pm Pretty Baby (followed by Q&A)

Friday, October 11


7:10pm The War at Home (followed by Q&A)
10:05pm The Birdhouse (short)
Mother Night (followed by Q&A)

Dobie Screen 1

7:00pm Johnny Rock (short), The Pompatus of Love
9:40pm The Forgotten (short)
Silent Lies (followed by Q&A)
12:15am Young Filmmakers Showcase (sponsored
by S.W.A.M.P. & Houston Film Commission)

Dobie Screen 2

11:50pm Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies

Austin Music Hall

7:30pm Dead Guy (short)
Sling Blade
10:30pm Cadillac Ranch (followed by Q&A)


8:00pm 20 Bucks
10:00pm Competition Film Short Showcase:
Tendrils, Flowers for Charlie, Four Aces, Flyer

Saturday, October 12


7:15pm The Usual Suspects
9:15pm Indie Filmmaker Panel with Bryan Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, Whit Stillman, and Robert Townsend
10:30pm Hollywood Shuffle

Dobie Screen 1

7:00pm Death in the Forbidden Zone (short)
Good Money (followed by Q&A)
9:30pm Juicehead (short)
The Typewriter, the Rifle, and the Movie Camera
11:30pm Gun Play (short)
Dog Run

Dobie Screen 2

11:45pm Beatniks (short)
God's Lonely Man

Austin Music Hall

8:00pm A Nightmare on Elm Street (followed by Q&A)
10:30pm The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (followed by Q&A)

Sunday, October 13
Dobie Screen 2

2:00pm Winning Competition Films -- Short and Feature
4:30pm Scorpion Spring
6:30pm S.W.A.M.P.
9:10pm Birdhouse (short)
The Typewriter, the Rifle, and the Movie Camera

Film festival passes good for admission to all the film screenings listed here cost $20 and are on sale at Waterloo Records. Individual tickets are available at the box office.

Walk-up registration for the entire conference is $375 at the door. Student registration (with proof of current college or university enrollment) is $175. Registration includes the Screenwriter's Conference, access to the Screenwriter's Exhibition Hall, admittance to all film festival screenings, and invitations to the AHFF happy-hour reception and closing-night party.

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