Austin Film Festival’s Screenwriters Conference boasts over 175 panels, roundtables, pitch sessions, and workshops, covering every nook and cranny of the art, craft and business of storytelling through film, television, and online platforms. By making the pure art of storytelling its compass, AFF has kept a true path, serving as a creative greenhouse for conversations, ideas, and projects by this era’s great screenwriters and filmmakers. Industry icons, inventive executives, and indie breakouts will disclose seasoned tips and techniques in what Vince Gilligan coined “a haven for storytellers”, or what Jonathan Demme called “a sprawling but intimate movie party where writers are the honored guests and the magic of storytelling is the name of the game.”
All speakers and events are based on permitting schedules and subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.
Please note: Adding specific sessions to your personalized schedule does not signify an “RSVP” to these events, nor does it guarantee a seat. Unless otherwise specified, all Badge and Film Pass rules and guidelines apply for all films and panels, which are generally available on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to review the full Badge and Film Pass policies.
The 2017 Schedule is listed below*. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and visit the full 2017 Schedule here!
*Please note that SCHED is not an official registration or RSVP system for any AFF panel, film, or event. Entry to any AFF function is not guaranteed. Please refer to our Film & Conference Admission Policies for more details.