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It's still summer in the city, but news about fall film-related events means a break in the heat isn't too far away.

Things to Come Dept.: It may be stultifyingly hot out there right now, but fall is just around the corner, which means the imminent return of several film-related events that always seem to crop up when the temperature dips below, uh, 85 degrees. Alchemy Works' Movie Midwifing Screenplay Contest is slated to make its return come mid-September, and to that end they've just announced the winners of the 2002 competition: Michele Stanush (The Hole Thing); John L. Shea III (What the Doctor Ordered); Bernadette Nason (Letty's Prayer); and Scott Miles (Schizophrenic Oz). Congrats to those winners and the competition finalists (listed, along with other information, at www.moviemidwifing.com)... There's also the Austin Film Festival (Oct. 10-17), which has just announced their initial lineup of big-name attendees and participants, including 2002 Outstanding Television Writer Award recipient Darren Star (creator of Sex and the City) and filmmaking brothers Chris and Paul Weitz (About a Boy, American Pie). Information on registration and pretty much anything else you might need is available online at www.austinfilmfestival.com... Finally, former Retarted Elf Stephen "Wonderbred-- Larsen will be premiering his film Lifers: Rediscovering My Muse, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10pm and midnight, at Room 710 (710 Red River). The film features various Austin musicians (Don Walser, Jason McMaster, MC Overlord, Carrie Clark) and examines "what it takes to truly be a musician." Check it out online at http://lifers.titaniumnet.ws.

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Darren Star, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz, Austin Film Festival, Heart of Texas, Stephen Larsen, Lifers, Movie Midwifing, Alchemy Works, Michele Stanush, John L. Shea III, Bernadette Nason, Scott Miles

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