For the past 19 years, Austin has played host to its very own film conference and festival, the Austin Film Festival. This is a unique festival that places it’s focus on the screenwriters, offering access to some of the industry’s biggest names and can aide the road to a writing career.
AFF runs for eight days, from October 18-25, and each day is packed with panels during the day and screenings in the evening. Some of the big premieres at this year’s festival include:
Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington’s new film “Flight”
Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut with Dame Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken in “The Late Quartet”
“The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” Edward Burns’ new film, with him in attendance
Lisa Marie Mejia, Film Editor, Writer, has lived in Austin since 1990, having spent the first part of her life as an Air Force brat, but comes from a long line of Texans. She graduated with a film degree from UT Austin, and has dabbled in both the local music and film industries. Lisa finds enjoyment out of a variety of mediums including books, films, music, pop culture, writing, design and comedy.