“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
Austin Film Festival lives and breathes to help you fail better. Which actually can mean winning. To help you fail better we are continuing our Playwriting Track!
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
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.
PLAYWRITING PROGRAMMING: At Austin Film Festival, our passion has always been to further the art and craft of storytelling by championing writers. The panelist roster in the Playwriting Track features 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.
PAST PANELISTS INCLUDED:
Stephen Belber writer/director Management, Match; writer Tape, O.G.; co-writer The Laramie Project
Alexandra Cunningham creator/showrunner/executive producer Dirty John, playwriting fellow at the Julliard School
Peter Mattei creator/showrunner Outsiders; novelist, playwright, director
Frank Pugliese writer/executive producer/showrunner House of Cards; writer Shot in the Heart, Homicide; playwright Aven’U Boy; Professor, Columbia University, La Femis
Anthony Sparks co-executive producer Queen Sugar; writer/producer, The Blacklist, Undercovers
Listen to established writers that cross between the stage and screen explore how playwriting techniques including the development of dialogue, character, action, and temporal elements serve to inform writing for film, television, and new media.
A SAMPLING OF 2017 PANELS:
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*If you entered your play into the Playwriting Competition you are eligible for discounts on all of these badges – to request your discount code please email firstname.lastname@example.org