We’re thrilled to announce the return of our “Pitch Track” at the 2017 Screenwriters Conference, this October 26-29. Running alongside our annual Pitch Competition, the track is a new initiative that serves to equip writers with the tools, techniques, and tenacity needed to successfully pitch in Hollywood. Check out some of the panels and workshops that will be included in the track:
- Pitch Prep
- How to Take a Meeting
- Pitching as a Team
- Ready, Set, Pitch: 90 Pages in 90 Seconds
- Notes on Notes
- How to Pitch: The Writers Pitchspective
- How to Pitch: The Executives Pitchspective
- Pitching the Documentary
- Pitching Season
- From Pitch to Pilot
- The Film Pitch
Our Conference/Producers Badges will get you access to the entire Pitch Track. A Pitch Competition ticket must be purchased separately. Pitch Tickets ($20) will sell out soon, so buy now!
At Austin Film Festival, our passion has always been to further the art and craft of storytelling by championing writers. We are thrilled to announce we are ready to widen that conversation this year and introduce our inaugural Playwriting Track. With a panelist roster featuring writers who have worked in multiple mediums, discussions will explore the development of dialogue, character, action, temporal elements, and, more specifically, how these techniques can serve to inform writing for film, television, theatre and new media.
AFF’s Playwriting Track invites all the ‘narratively-inclined’ to join us at what has become the ultimate writers oasis. Whether you are hoping to cultivate craft essentials in your dramatic writing or searching for creative new ways to move forward in your career, come meet others who share your passion and harness the inspiration offered at AFF for playwrights and screenwriters alike.
AFF will execute the expansion of ongoing goals and missions, and will initiate The Diversity Focus Program, a series of panels and screenings featuring underrepresented storytellers with a goal of altering the narrative that minority voices are shrinking. Though industry statistics point to inadequate opportunities for women and minorities, Austin Film Festival sets out to usurp these trends and traditions by inspiring and showcasing a burgeoning community of talented and passionate voices, committed to challenging the story of who makes up the storytellers of today.
Stay tuned for more tracks announced soon!