All writers want the same thing. They want to find a home for their work. And all stories have one thing in common. If they are compelling enough there is a home for them. That home can sometimes be a surprise. Our Fiction Podcast Program might be just what you are looking for.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
If you’re an aspiring writer or creator in the podcast industry, join us in October and let us put you in the room with people who will inspire, equip and enable you to take that next step to launch your career in this exciting industry. You will learn the ropes for yourself, realize new opportunities, and connect with the very folks who can help you take that great story in your head and put it in the ears of millions.
The Austin Film Festival has changed my life twice. The podcast track gave me opportunities to hear from and interact with industry professionals. The combination of vintage storytelling mixed with modern audio techniques lead me to a Eureka moment – it sent me off on my own production. There was enough I learned at the festival to make me want to seek out more.
-Sean Bridges, creator Triple Six podcast
PODCAST PROGRAMMING: With the recent popularity of fiction podcasts made with Hollywood stars, the beloved medium of radio plays has been resurrected with a new, serial twist. In October, we’re going to bring some of the most creative minds in this emerging industry to you in Austin and let you hear for yourself about the art of writing a story for an acoustic medium, and about the need for great writers who will boldly go where few have gone before.
The fiction podcast industry is bursting with possibilities for all storytellers, and the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference is on the cutting edge of this new avenue. Our Conference will include a lot of experts in the field of audio storytelling. We are offering a full slate of panels and discussions that address it head-on, as well as crossover events that include writers from other genres. This means multiple opportunities for aspiring fiction podcast writers to learn, connect, and to find a place for those must-be-told stories.
If you have any questions about badges, please feel free to call us (1-800-310-FEST)!
You can also check out our Podcast Programming and Competition FAQs!