Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference
The rest of the fest is divided into competition and non-competition screenings. A dozen features will contend for the top prizes (the real prize for hopefuls, of course, is to be picked up for distribution). The festival also will feature midnight shows and an Austin Filmmakers Showcase. Perhaps the biggest draw of the week will be the non-competition films, including Novocaine, a black comedy starring Steve Martin; Guillermo Del Toro's Spanish-language, supernatural Devil's Backbone; and Griffin Dunne's latest, Lisa Picard Is Famous.
See next week's Film Listings for a more complete schedule, or call 800/310-FEST.