Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Diablo Cody's Top Ten.

Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody(left, with AFF Film Programmer John Merriman) just listed her top ten DVDs in the Criterion Collection in their December newsletter.

Check it out to see her thoughts on Spike Lee, the Maysles Brothers and Louise Brooks.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Kelly Williams wins Excellence Award at IFFS 2008.

AFF Film Program Director Kelly Williams received one of the inaugural Excellence awards at the 2008 International Film Festival Summitt. At a special ceremony held at the Loews Lake Las Vegas
Resort, Williams received the Professional Award, which is presented to the programmer or other festival professional that has excelled in his or her position making a significant contribution to the success of the film festival. Special emphasis was placed on management of staff, execution of initiatives, and new initiatives from previous years.

Other award recipients were:
Piers Handling, Director, Toronto International Film Festival;
Holden Payne, Operations Manager, Seattle International Film Festival;
Andrew Rogers, Executive Director, RiverRun International Film Festival;
Marc Lhormer, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Film Festival;
Git Scheynius, Festival Director, Stockholm Film Festival.

AFF Screenings Big Success!

AFF's recent Austin premieres of The Kite Runner and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story were big successes.

Following the screening of Walk Hard (with director Jake Kasdan, left, in attendance), was a concert from Dewey Cox himself, John C. Reilly:

Click here for more pics and description at Spin.