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Local Filmmaker Battles Plagiarizer
Clay Liford's 'My Mom Smokes Weed' gets ripped off
"...Here's a new twist on forgery. Somebody allegedly stole Clay Liford's short film, excised the credits, and labeled it..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Screens Post by Neha Aziz

One in a Crowd: Slash
Local filmmaker seeks finishing funds
"...You may recall filmmaker Clay Liford's viral hit "My Mom Smokes Weed," and that..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

The One About Erotic 'Harry Potter' Fan Fiction
Filmmaker Clay Liford on fan fiction from '50 Shades' to 'Star Trek'
"...My name is Clay, and my short film at Fantastic Fest this year..."

Sept. 21, 2013 Screens Post by Clay Liford

A sweet coming-of-age film set in the world of fan fiction
"...Directed by: Clay Liford. Starring: Michael Johnston, Hannah Marks, Michael Ian Black,..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Clay Liford's sideways kind of sci-fi, Earthling
"...Head Trip: Clay Liford's sideways kind of sci-fi, 'Earthling'..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Shipping & Handling
Coming-of-age comedy Slash peeks into the world of erotic fan fiction
"...of his perfect nose, sitting near the table that Clay Liford and I are occupying outside of Thunderbird Coffee..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Sleight of Hand
How filmmaker Yen Tan fell into a gig selling other people's movies
"...about his work that I really admire," says director Clay Liford. "His influences aren't other films. His work really..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Behind the Scenes
A peek inside Austin filmmakers' creative spaces
" the Canopy complex on Springdale. Kat Candler and Clay Liford pass each other in the hallway of Arts+Labor..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Crowdfund for the Win
Where the shoestring meets Web savvy
"...of rewards you offer those generous enough to give. Clay Liford, for example, went the "goalpost" route with his..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Books on Film
Slash director loves John waters and a sci-fi classic
"...Clay Liford..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities drops, as does Clay Liford's Slash, a humorous dive into the realm of..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

AFS Grants Announced
$115,000 awarded to filmmakers
"...Slash D: Clay Liford (Austin) AFS Grant Award: $2,500 A teen's online..."

Sept. 2, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Artist Intensive Unveiled
AFS program fosters creative hookups
"...The participants selected include Clay Liford (the director of Wuss and Earthling) and his..."

June 6, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Feast Your Eyes
Introducing the banner crop of 2013 films
"...Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, Nathan and David Zellner's Kid-Thing, Clay Liford's Wuss, Tim McCanlies' Angels Sing, Katie Graham and..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cinema East's Summer Lineup
Jazzing up the summer screenings with indie films from fresh off the festival circuit
"...(D: Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews), with "Slash" (D: Clay Liford)..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Mama Drama
The comedy in 21st century babymaking
"'s bubblegum-pink-and-blue poster, and the film's director of photography, Clay Liford, now resides in Austin...."

March 9, 2012 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
"...Amis at Night, Drive, Blue Bayou Bob Byington and Clay Liford 19) Blue Bayou Carlyn Hudson/Reel Women 20) Pixelvision..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Dance, Girl, Dance
It was a good year for women filmmakers at a recharged Sundance Film Festival
"...Nathan Zellner, with the short "Fiddlestixx"; and Dallas native Clay Liford, with the short "My Mom Smokes Weed." Former..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Announces Feature Lineup
MacGruber, Mr. Nice, Micmacs among titles
"...the lineup. In the feature competition slate, Dallas filmmaker Clay Liford, fresh off his Park City appearance with short..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Friggin' Genius
SXSW Film announces feature film lineup
"...The One, directed by Mike Dolan, Earthling, directed by Clay Liford, Helena from the Wedding, directed by Joseph Ifantolino,..."

Feb. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sundance Announces Shorts Program
Texans get the nod
"...In the narrative shorts category, UT grad Clay Liford will show "My Mom Smokes Weed," which previously..."

Dec. 8, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film Flam
Cine Las Americas drops fest lineup; Clay Liford on fanboys
"...Local filmmaker Clay Liford, whose latest film Slash had its premiere at..."

April 20, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
"...Clay Liford, Texas High School Regional Theater Festival Murders, IFP..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFS Grant Emphasizes Diversity
Society offering $130,000 for emerging filmmakers
"...the ranks of previous recipients like Yen Tan (1985), Clay Liford (Slash) Kat Candler (Hellion), Karen Skloss (The Honor..."

April 3, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Austin Films to Stream Right Now
A local list of flicks to keep you from thinking about cedar fever
" fan fiction can be a confusing morass. Enter Clay Liford’s Slash, which debuted at SXSW and now enjoys..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Chron Events Post by Josh Kupecki

Austin Film Society Announces 2017 Film Grants
$143,000 in cash and support awarded to 34 filmmakers
"...REGIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL MURDERS Narrative Feature Director and writer: Clay Liford $5,000 cash for Production After witnessing a murder..."

Aug. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Hey, Grownups! More Graphic Novels!
Three new releases from those geeky savants at Fantagraphics
"...Dash Shaw. And you know, from this article about Clay Liford’s excellent movie Slash, that we also have a..."

Dec. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Film Society Announces 2016 Grants
Program gives much-needed funds to Texas filmmakers
"...Slash Clay Liford (Austin) Edinburgh International Film Festival & Outfest Film..."

Aug. 29, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Austin Filmmakers Make International Festival Waves
Watch out Chicago (and Montreal, and Edinburgh, and London)
"...two SXSW fan and critic faves, Slash (directed by Clay Liford) and Keith Maitland's award-winning Tower...."

July 17, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Books on Film
Austin filmmakers and the books they love

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

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