Admit it. Writers are sexy. Writers are dope. Writers buy pain and sell it as hope. And that, my friend, is how all stories find a heartbeat. Want to know more about how that formula works? Well, we’ve got a Film Festival & Writers Conference down here in Austin that will get you as close as you’ll ever get to that process, and the writers who do it best. Great movies, great television, great theater – it all begins with words and stories and the people who write them. And the AFF Writers Conference is where they all gather. And guess what – they share! It’s the greatest Festival ever if you want to be a screenwriter, a TV writer, a playwright, or a podcaster.
For 28 years now AFF has fired up its spotlight and pointed it directly where the Hollywood sun don’t always shine – the writer. We offer hundreds of films, TV premieres, and informative panels that will inspire you to the max and help you boost your own ideas. And there are parties and spirits galore in which to enhance or drown any emotion or reaction that manifests itself in you. Not to mention a ton of networking with other writers and filmmakers. (Yes, including the famous ones.) These opportunities are what make it all worthwhile and achievable when the circus leaves town. You’ll take home priceless knowledge and insight, and maybe even a few leads.
Can’t be there for the live event?
Have no fear, we are going the distance by bringing the Festival to YOU via our 2021 Virtual Badge – an alternative way to enjoy our full eight-day Festival from the comfort of your home. This on-demand virtual experience allows you to continue to learn and hone your craft with AFF’s Writers Conference panels, enjoy AFF’s 2021 Film Competitions’ leading feature and short films, and even network with fellow creatives. Awesome, right? We think so too! Learn more and get our Virtual Badge here!
About Austin Film Festival
Barbara Morgan and Marsha Milam founded Austin Film Festival in 1993 to celebrate the art of storytelling through film. Known as the “Writers Festival,” AFF recognizes the writer as the core of the creative process in filmmaking. Diligently seeking strong examples of written and visual storytelling, AFF screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films. With over 150 regional, national and world premieres each year, AFF features everything from highly anticipated Hollywood fare to breakthrough independent filmmaking.
Volunteering with Austin Film Festival is a unique opportunity to work hard, gain valuable event management experience, earn community service hours, network and have fun while supporting the mission of a pioneering nonprofit organization dedicated to championing the work of aspiring and established writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.