Saturday, October 06, 2007

Add These Film Panels to Your Schedule

Interested in film? Join in on these panels to experience the best of what the Austin Film Festival has to offer:


Meet and Greet: Narrative Competition Filmmakers
Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room
3: 15 - 4:30 p.m.
Come meet some of the Austin Film Festival’s 2007 narrative competition filmmakers. Learn more about their creative processes and the stories behind their films. If you’re looking to connect with people who can show you how to get your film project off the ground, this session is for you.


The Writer- Director: Creative Compromises
Driskill Hotel, Maximilian room
9 - 10:15 a.m.
Join these filmmakers as they take you on a journey from script to screen. Learn about the creative compromises that must be made and what it takes to become a modern auteur.

Doing It Yourself
Driskill Hotel, Citadel Club
9 - 10:15 a.m.
With digital technology and an industrious spirit, today’s filmmakers can really do it ALL themselves. Come hear DIY filmmakers talk about what it takes to make indie films. If money is an issue, come discover what you can do to stretch your time, dollars, and talent effectively.

A Conversation with Oliver Stone
Driskill Hotel, Ballroom
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meet 2007 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award recipient Oliver Stone, the legendary director, producer, and writer behind Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, and Born On The Fourth of July, among many, many others.

Meet and Greet: Feature Documentaries
Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room
10:45 a.m.- 12 p.m
Come meet some of the AFF’s 2007 competition filmmakers. Learn more about their work and the stories behind the creation of their films. If you’re looking to connect with people who can show you how to get your project off the ground, this session may just be indispensable.

How Did You Get Your First Movie Made?
Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room
2 - 3:15 p.m.
Come listen to filmmakers’ experiences creating their first films. What mistakes did they make? What worked, and what didn’t? Hear firsthand stories on the process of producing films.

A Conversation with John Milius
Driskill Hotel, Ballroom
2 - 3:15 p.m.
Meet 2007 Distinguished Screenwriter John Milius, writer of Jeremiah Johnson, Big Wednesday, Apocalypse Now, and Conan the Barbarian, among many, many others.


Budgets: Talking to People, Working the Numbers
Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Despite all the creative energy behind most films, the number crunchers are the ones who make finished projects possible. Find out how production managers and others determine the most efficient and economic way to get films made.

Docs: From the Beginning
Driskill Hotel, Jim Hogg Room
4 - 5 p.m.
From securing sponsorship to budgeting and shooting on a tight schedule, here we discuss what you’ll need to get your documentary off the ground.

To attend AFF panels, you must be registered for an AFF Badge! Follow the following link for information on how to purchase one:

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