04.30.14 | Eddie Guzelia This week’s AFF Guestblog comes from the writer and co-executive producer of 2013 Dark Matters Audience Award winner Blood Punch, Eddie Guzelian! Blood Punch was a hit with AFF audiences in… Read More
Archives for April 2014
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AFF Interview: John Sheehan, Writer/Director For Serious
In anticipation of next week’s Austin Premieres screening of For Serious, we sat down with Writer/Director John Sheehan to get a sneak peek of the film. Join us Wednesday, April 30th for the Austin Premiere at the Galaxy Highland theatre at 7:00pm. Click here for tickets. Read More
Guest Blog: Brian Jun – How AFF Started my Career and Why I’m Struggling to Keep it Going
“Your life will never be the same,” were the words I heard when my film Steel City premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The exact time and place evade me at this moment, but I will never forget the series of events before and after that experience.
The script for Steel City was a Finalist at Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition. It was the first time my writing was recognized in any fashion, and the first film festival that included my work, albeit a screenplay. It was a badge of validation that I wore proudly, and always mentioned the honor during the two year struggle to get the film financed. Steel City would go on to screen at AFF in 2006, and my career was suddenly started. Read More
7 Reasons to Submit Your Film to AFF
To complement last week’s blog post from Chris Lowell and Mo Narag and their seven lessons for up-and-coming filmmakers, the film department has assembled an additional seven reasons to submit your film to this year’s competition. Creative Director, Erin Hallagan, Senior Programmer, Liz Mims, and Film Program Coordinator, Harrison Glaser, share just some of what makes AFF a unique and valuable experience for any filmmaker. Be sure to submit during this Early Bird period before entry fees go up on May 1st! Read More
AFF Interview: Screenplay Alumni Andrew Lanham and Troy Miller
04.09.14 | Matt Dy AFF is coming to LA this Saturday, April 12th to join forces with The Writers Guild Foundation on From First Draft To Feature, a full day of panels and workshops dedicated… Read More
Guest Blog: Chris Lowell & Mohit Narang – 7 Lessons for Filmmakers
04.09.14 | Chris Lowell & Mo Narang Beside Still Waters, written by Chris Lowell & Mohit (Mo) Narang, and directed by Lowell, swept AFF’s Narrative Feature Awards in 2013, winning both the Jury and Audience… Read More