Are you looking for something to do on Saturday, October 28th? Are you a writer? Storyteller? Film Fan? We have a ton of options to choose from and if you have a Lone Star Badge you can attend all panels on Saturday and have access to the Badge Line for all film screenings during the full eight days!
At the Conference
The best thing a writer can do to become a better writer is to read, watch, listen to and embrace other genres of storytelling, ones that are different from his or her own. Screenwriters who see plays, playwrights who read or listen to fiction, or prose writers who watch movies – you can bet their own stories are elevated to a higher level by taking off the blinders and soaking up other breeds of writing. We have expanded our corral to include not only screenwriters and television writers but also playwrights, fiction podcast writers and digital series writers. So join us on Saturday and open up your creative senses to more forms of storytelling.
Saturday is Jam Packed with Conversations & Panels!
Oh…And Did We Mention Film Screenings Galore?
Join us at 12:30PM at the State Theatre for the world premiere of Fail State
In attendance: writer/director Alexander Shebanow, producer Dan Rather and other members of the crew
For most Americans today, college is the only path to a middle-class life, but it’s increasingly out of reach. Certain people in the higher education industry are happy to take advantage of this fact. In this documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin. This film follows various lower-income students who found themselves taken in by these for-profit schools and the hard truths they learned when they did not deliver.
At 4:45PM the world premiere of Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End screens at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bethell Hall
In attendance: director Pablo Bryant and documentary subject Mr. Fish
Having found success creating compelling, and often, adult themed editorial cartoons, Mr. Fish may be the last great American outlaw artist. However his profession is on the way out. Editors previously willing to back controversial work are disappearing as fast as the newspapers which once employed him. Undeterred, Mr. Fish meets his plight head-on and with an abundance of creative energy, but the demands of raising a family overtake his freelance opportunities, and Mr. Fish is forced to make devastating choices. This documentary follows the artist as he struggles to stay true to his creativity in a world where biting satiric humor has an ever-diminishing commercial value.
Get stamps in your passport!
Make your way around the world in 8 days for a chance to win a pair of Lone Star Badges to the 25th Austin Film Festival AND a special prize from Ten Thousand Villages!
2:00PM | Hideout Theatre
Young couple Leyli and Mahyar move from Iran to Sweden, but changes are taking a toll on their relationship. The conflict will build to a fever pitch. Will their relationship survive?
9:00PM | Hideout Theatre
Freddy’s world crumbles around him after being accused of beating his wife. In the midst of the downfall, he notices an old imaginary friend has returned. What at first looks like support from an old friend turns out to be more a nightmare than a dream.
Family Series - Free and open to the public
Told with humor, intimacy, emotion and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor, Earth: One Amazing Day is the enchanting big screen family friendly adventure that spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you can possibly imagine— until now!
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