Austin Film Festival

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Austin Film Festival

First event of its kind to bring professional and amateur screenwriters together to celebrate the role of screenplays in filmmaking and host conversations focusing on the extensive possibilities that exist for screenwriters in both television and film add

Category: Movies & TV

Activity starting in 2005.

Countries: United States (73%), (8%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Up in the Air (2009 film), Steven Zaillian, Black Swan (film)

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Fox Entertainment Group, Gotham Entertainment Group, The Walt Disney Company




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DS has proven to be a success over the past years in Akins High School, where the program has been used since 2005 add something


It was optioned in 2005 by Prospect Pictures add something


Karl Williams' 2005 triple winner script Punctured was picked for production this year add something


Nick Sidorovich, Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival in 2005 with his script Buck Forty Nine, was written up in Daily Variety for the soon to be film The Miracle of Santa Rosa add something


Cyd Casados and Curtis Casados, 2006 Comedy Finalists, were selected for the 2007 Writer's Ranch with their script Our Lady of the Pink Pussycat add something


Dwayne McKenzie and JJ Masley, 2006 Comedy Semi-Finalists, were selected for the 2007 Writers' Ranch with their script Moxie add something


Michael Bucklin, 2006 Sci-Fi Finalist, was selected for the 2007 Writers Ranch with his script Chain Letter add something


David Milch - Austin Film Festival - McShane presented David Milch with the 2006 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the Austin Film Festival


Shane Black - Black received the Distinguished Screenwriter *award from the Austin Film Festival October 21, 2006


Jimmy Miller, winner Adult Family Category in 2007 for Slugger, signed with Gayla Nethercott at Buchwald add something


Glenn Gordon Caron - Caron was the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the Austin Film Festival


John Milius - In 2007, Milius was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter *award


The Cake Eaters - In an interview at The Austin Film Festival in 2007, Jayce Bartok, the movie's screenwriter, was asked about the title's meaning


Adrienne Lusby and Emiliana Dore, 2008 Finalists for Relativity, have optioned their script to Dahooma Productions and Trilogy Films both based in NY. add something


Irin Evers, 2008 Second Rounder for The Junior Detectives and the Cities of Gold, has signed with agent Sue Giordano at the Hudson Agency add something


Jim Martin, a Semi-Finalist in 2008, was hired as a staff writer for Heroes and is now a member of the WGA add something


K.W. Pearson, 2008 Finalist for Short Tracker, has been selected for the 2009 Writers Ranch add something


Melissa McVeigh, 2008 Finalist for Senior Prank and Domesticated, has been selected for the 2009 Writers Ranch add something


Oren Uziel, the 2008 Latitude Productions Winner and 2008 Drama Finalist, recently optioned his script, The Kitchen Sink, to Matt Tolmach, the former Columbia Pictures Co-President of Production add something


Rachel and Brian attended the 2008 Festival where they met the producing partners after a Conference panel at the Driskill Hotel add something


Sean Corrigan, 2008 Semifinalist for Confession, has been selected for the 2009 Writers Ranch add something


They are shooting for a late fall 2008 production date add something


VJ Boyd, 2008 Teleplay Finalist, is currently a staff writer on the &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) show Justified add something


Greg Daniels - Daniels was awarded Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award in 2008


Dale Taylor, second rounder at the 2009 Austin Film Festival, created a new CG animated web series called Martyrs based loosely on his previously screenplays add something


Jesse Wolfe, a 2009 Drama 2nd Rounder will have his screenplay "Eye of the Hurricane" produced by Braveart Films out of Los Angeles add something


Steven Zaillian - Austin Film Festival - He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter *award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival


Ron Howard - Austin Film Festival - Howard was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking *award


Sacha Gervasi - Austin Film Festival - In 2009, Gervasi presented Steven Zaillian with the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter *award


Up in the Air (2009 film) - The Austin Film Festival ran from October 22 to October 29, 2009


Up in the Air (2009 film) - "Up in the Air" closed the Austin Film Festival on October 29, 2009 at the Paramount


Also, in 2010, he was selected as a winner of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for his screenplay, The Jumper of Maine add something


Andrew Lanham, 2010 Drama and Latitude Productions award Winner, has signed with United Talent Agency add something


Christopher Cantwell, 2010 Comedy Semi-Finalist with Piano Toes, is now represented by ICM Partners and Management 360 for feature and TV writing add something


Julie Howe, 2010 Comedy Winner for Jasper Milliken, has entered into a collaborative production agreement with Experience Media Studios add something


Kevin Miller, 2010 Finalist in the Comedy category, signed with manager Peter Meyer through a relationship that began at the 2010 AFF. Also, Miller's action/comedy, Mother's Day was quickly optioned after the Festival by Sony producer Harry Gittes add something


Terrence Michael, a Second Rounder in the 2010 AFF Screenplay Competition, has had his comedy script The Girl with Something Extra added to the 2010 Black List add something


Tess Ortbals and JR Burningham were Sci-Fi Semi-Finalists in 2010 with their script Terra Incognita add something


Janet Peoples - Peoples was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter *award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival


David Peoples - Peoples was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter *award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival


David Simon - Simon received Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award in 2010


Principal photography is scheduled to begin August 2010 add something


Uwe Boll - Boll is the subject of a documentary film titled "Raging Boll", directed by Dan Lee West, which premiered at the Austin Film Festival in October 2010


Black Swan (film) - In October 2010, "Black Swan" was screened at the New Orleans Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, and the BFI London Film Festival


The 2011 Conference boasted more than 90 panels, workshops, roundtable discussions, and screening events to help participants spur creativity, galvanize productivity, break into the business, and have long, successful careers add something


Michael Cuesta - Co-written with his brother Gerald Cuesta and featuring supporting roles by Jill Hennessy, Bobby Cannavale, Lois Smith and David Margulies, the film was screened at the Stony Brook Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and Austin Film Festival in 2011


Hart Hanson - Hanson was awarded Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Award in 2011


John Lasseter - Lasseter was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's 2011 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking *award


Caroline Thompson - Thompson was recently presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter *award at the 2011 Austin Film Festival


Frank Darabont - At the 2012 Austin Film Festival, Darabont was *awarded the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking *award for his contribution to cinema


The 20th Anniversary Austin Film Festival will honor actress Susan Sarandon with the 2013 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking award add something


Child of God (film) - The film made its United States premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival and was screened at the 2013 Austin Film Festival


In October 2013, AFF published "On Story--Screenwriters and Their Craft" with the University of Texas Press add something


In 2014, "On Story" received the Lone Star EMMY award for the episode "Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan" add something


The 2014 Austin Film Festival honored writer and director Jim Sheridan with the 2014 Distinguished Screenwriter award add something


In February 2015, "On Story" launched a radio program airing on Austin's public radio station KUT FM. add something


Season 6 of the "On Story" television series launches in April 2016 add something


In 2017 AFF announced their inaugural Playwriting and Scripted Fiction Podcast competitions aimed at supporting writers and championing story across all mediums add something