By Timia Cobb
Web Content Contributor
The Austin Film Festival is dedicated to influencing art, craft, the business of screenwriting and film making by having year round gatherings and affairs. Austin Film festival take place Oct. 24 -31. The week will be filled with a diverse choice of 180 films to view, conferences, roundtables, film pitch competitions, script writing sessions and more.
The festival starts soon and has various passes you can purchase. The prices range from $75 for the standard eight day film badge to $695 all access badge to all panels, films, script readings, etc. You can save $15 dollars at checkout by using KTSW’s personal code: KTSWFP.
AFF will feature films that are based on various different genres to accommodate the tastes of their festival goers. Movies that will be shown include, “Harriet” the biopic of abolitionist Harriet tubman starring Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monae. “The Animal People” a film based on animal testing protestors and the imprisonment of the protest leading activist; and “This Might Hurt”, a documentary over three chronic pains patients going through a mind-body medicine program.
The festival will also be showing classic films like “The Blair Witch Project” and Disney’s 2009 remake of “Race to Witch Mountain” that will be presented by Alexander Ludwig, an actor from the film.
The festival has invited several very well-known directors, writers and producers attending that aren’t just in the film industry but TV as well. Those attending will be Erika Green Swafford, writing credit for “How to Get Away With Murder”. Craig Mazin, writer and producer of HBO’s Chernobyl and co-writer of “The Hangover Part I and II”. Doug Atchison, writer and director of “Akeelah and the Bee”. Scott Rosenberg, writer of “Jumanji: The Next Level” coming to theaters in late 2019 and screenplay writer of “Venom”(2018).
You can see more of the guest attending and the schedule for the festival on their website.
Featured image courtesy of Austin Film Festival.