For national press inquiries:
Shannon Sonnier, Facet PR
For regional press inquiries and credentials
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NATIONAL
AND LOCAL PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM
Austin, TX, — May 28, 2013 – Austin Film Festival (AFF) is pleased to announce their relationship with Facet PR for all national announcements, releases and press inquiries. Facet PR is a boutique PR company founded by Shannon Sonier in 2012 that specializes in independent film and filmmakers, embodying a true understanding and passion for the process and ever-changing industry. Currently Facet PR represents the 2013 San Diego Film Festival, the indie feature “Free Samples”, Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films, as well as a wide range of entertainment distributors and sales companies, including GoDigital, Ambush Entertainment, Double Dutch Media and more.
Additionally, local affiliate Kristen O’Brien will facilitate all announcements, releases and inquiries in the Austin and region areas. O’Brien is a writer and editor with a background in PR and event management. Her PR career began in 2005 working for the nationally acclaimed Uchi restaurant and Chef Tyson Cole. O’Brien’s experience in marketing, PR and event production includes working for companies such as Cirque du Soleil, VH1, the Austin-American Statesman, and Circuit of the Americas, to name a few. O’Brien has also worked in a number of capacities for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ELLE Magazine and Texas Monthly.
Austin Film Festival is eager to continue fostering the spirit and goals of the Festival and Conference with these new partnerships as they celebrate their milestone 20th Anniversary Year. For more information, visit www.austinfilmfestival.com
ABOUT AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of filmmakers and screenwriters. In addition to a robust list of year-round events, AFF is producing its 20th Annual Film Festival & Conference in 2013. AFF is known as a uniquely pro-artist and interactive idea exchange. Its uncommonly loyal following is due to the fact that the organization has spotlighted the minds and imaginations behind projects for two decades—a trend now picking up steam in the industry. As director and producer Ron Howard said, Austin Film Festival “is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. You sense it. There’s a spirit of camaraderie that’s palpable.” AFF is a greenhouse for projects and a clubhouse for legendary and emerging artists.