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Wednesday, October 12
 

7:00pm CDT

Film & Food Fundraising Party
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Austin Film Festival is pleased to announce their 14th annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, an evening dedicated to celebrating Austin's thriving film industry and famous culinary talent. Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, the event brings Austinites and visitors together to celebrate the film arts and enjoy flowing cocktails and inventive cuisine from some of Austin’s most notable chefs. Live and silent auctions showcase the very best in luxury items, trips, and experiences. Click Here for more information!
Proceeds from the event benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program. YFP was founded to encourage youth to explore their creativity and improve their literacy skills through the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking. Click Here for more information!

Panelists
avatar for Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal

creator/executive producer/host I'll Have What Phil's Having, Everybody Loves Raymond; writer/director Exporting Raymond
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and host of “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” a new series that combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor. Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York in Rockland... Read More →

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, October 13
 

5:00pm CDT

Austin Film Commission Opening Night Reception
This year's Opening Night Reception, hosted by Austin Film Commission, will feature Chloe Wines, Odell Brewing, Hendricks Gin and Urban Pie Pizza! The Opening Night party is the perfect place to reconnect with AFF friends, compare notes on which movies you can't miss, and fall back into the Austin vibe. The Austin Film Commission, will host live music by a local Austin band representing Austin as the live music capital of the world.

*Pick up the shuttle outside the Driskill Bar on 7th Street starting at 4:30pm. Return shuttles will stop running at 7:30pm

Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the ACVB/Austin Film Commission Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Thursday October 13, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

11:00pm CDT

WGA West Late Night Welcome Party
The WGA West Late Night Welcome Party celebrates the first full day of panels and is a great end to the day's packed film schedule. This party sets the tone for the rest of the week as panelists, filmmakers, screenwriters and attendees discuss what the rest of the festival has in store. Grab a beer or a glass of Chloe wine and enjoy the first late night party-but pace yourself, you've got a lot more ahead!

Must have an AFF Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on theWGA West Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Panelists
avatar for Amy Berg

Amy Berg

writer/executive producer Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Eureka, Person of Interest
Amy Berg is a writer-producer for film and television. She's also a massive geek as evidenced by the many genre shows she's worked on including DA VINCI'S DEMONS, PERSON OF INTEREST, EUREKA, and THE 4400. But her proudest creative achievement might be the award-winning digital series... Read More →
avatar for Angelo Pizzo

Angelo Pizzo

writer/producer Rudy, Hoosiers; writer/director My All American
Angelo Pizzo grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of a Sicilian immigrant.  After remaining in Bloomington long enough to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science at Indiana University, Pizzo moved to the West Coast to attend film school at the University of Southern California... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

creator/executive producer/showrunner The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, Vanity
Two-time Emmy Award winning creator, writer, director and producer Bernie Su is known for interactive and transmedia storytelling. Past projects include the Emmy winning LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES and EMMA APPROVED, as well FRANKENSTEIN MD for PBS and VANITY for STYLEHAUL.  He was named... Read More →

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Thursday October 13, 2016 11:00pm - Friday October 14, 2016 1:00am CDT
213 W. 5th 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Friday, October 14
 

4:45pm CDT

Film Texas BBQ Supper
Hosted by the Texas Association of Film Commissions, Producers Badges are invited to kick off the weekend, chat and chow down at one of the most highly anticipated events of the Festival each year. Join us back at French Legation Museum and savor world-famous BBQ, washed down with a cold beer or glass of Chloe Wine. Representatives from regional film commissions across Texas will be on hand to tell you all about the media production industries in Texas.

*Pick up the shuttle outside the Driskill Bar on 7th Street starting at 4:30pm. Return shuttles will stop running at 7:30pm

Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the Texas Association of Film Commissions Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Friday October 14, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm CDT
French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX 78702

7:00pm CDT

Filmmakers Meet Up
A place for Filmmakers premiering at the festival to mix and mingle. Marquee, Competition, Feature and Short Filmmakers along with competition judges make for an exciting atmosphere perfect for lively exchange. It is also a great chance to meet our Film Department Director and Film Competition Director and put faces behind the emails and the success of the 2016 Film Line Up. A great way to kick off the Friday evening of parties and films, invitees leave feeling inspired and confident.

Film Department Guest List Only

Community Partners

Friday October 14, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm CDT

Filmmakers Happy Hour presented by The Tracking Board
The Filmmakers Happy Hour is another one of the Festival's great late-night parties and provides filmmakers and registrants alike the opportunity to discuss another full day of panels and the Friday evening films. Swap your Saturday schedule while enjoying a beer on us or martini!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the Tracking Board Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Panelists
avatar for Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

writer/director Loving (2016), Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories
JEFF NICHOLS (Director/Writer) previously wrote and directed the internationally acclaimed features Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, and Midnight Special. Shotgun Stories earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle and Austin Film Festivals... Read More →

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Friday October 14, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00am CDT
213 W. 5th 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Saturday, October 15
 

12:15pm CDT

Awards Luncheon presented by AKR Foundation
Don't miss this year's Awards Luncheon! While attending the Festival, don't miss the opportunity to attend AFF's Awards Luncheon, where you can dine with panelists, awardees, and hear inspiring speeches from this year's honorees and winners. A must attend event to make the most of your AFF experience.

ADDITIONAL TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED! For Awards Luncheon ticketing information, please contact our Registration Director at 512-478-4795

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. AFF reserves the right not to seat late parties. This ticket in non-transferable.

Panelists
avatar for Paul Feig

Paul Feig

2016 Extraordinary Contribution to Film award recipient
Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author.  Feig’s most recent film was a reboot of Ghostbusters, which was released on July 15, 2016 with a female-led cast that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon... Read More →
avatar for Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman

2016 Outstanding Television Writer award recipient
Marta Kauffman is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television writer, producer and showrunner. Having earned her BA in Theater Arts at Brandeis University, Kauffman and then-writing partner David Crane – whom she met at Brandeis – got their big break in the early 1990s after... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers

2016 Distinguished Screenwriter award recipient
NANCY MEYERS (Writer / Director / Producer) is a trailblazing filmmaker who, as a first-rate writer, director and producer, has created a body of work focusing on the female experience with her exceptionally literate and sophisticated comedies.  Tapping into the very heart of modern... Read More →

Community Partners
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Saturday October 15, 2016 12:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
The Austin Club 110 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

4:30pm CDT

Wine Tasting presented by Chloe Wine Collection
Join us for the post-game party, hosted by Chloe Wine Collection. Discover how effortlessly cool you sound after learning about some of your favorite writers and a few glasses of wine.

Must have a Lone Star, Capital, Conference, Producers and Press Badge for entry


Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm CDT

Screenwriters Happy Hour presented by Nickelodeon
Second Rounders, Semifinalists, Finalists and Screenplay Competition Judges for mixing and mingling. Competition advancers and judges make for an exciting atmosphere perfect for lively exchange. It is also a great chance to meet our Screenplay Director and put a face behind the emails and the success of the 2016 Competition. A great way to kick off the Saturday evening of parties and films, invitees leave feeling inspired and confident.

Screenplay Competition and Nickelodeon Guest List Only

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Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
The Madison 307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

7:30pm CDT

Pitch Finale Party presented by Virtual Pitch Fest
Back for its 14th year, this event allows the top pitch finalists ninety seconds to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The panel is made up of panelists who judge the contestants in a constructive and entertaining environment. The winner receives a prize package which includes a Producers Badge for the 2017 Festival and Conference.

Must have an AFF Lone Star, Capital, Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on the Virtual Pitch Fest Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Panelists
avatar for Lindsay Doran

Lindsay Doran

producer Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee, Dead Again; executive producer The Firm, Sabrina; former president/COO of United Artists
Lindsay Doran has worked in the movie business for more than 30 years as a studio executive and as a producer.  She has served as the President and COO of United Artists Pictures and as the President of Sydney Pollack’s Mirage Productions.  She currently divides her time between... Read More →
avatar for Craig Mazin

Craig Mazin

co-host ScriptNotes; writer Identity Thief, The Hangover Parts II & III, Scary Movie 3 & 4, Rocketman
Writer and producer Craig Mazin has made a name for himself as a screenwriter with a knack for appealing to broad audiences over the course of his twenty-year career. His hit films include The Hangover Part II and Part III and Identity Thief. Currently, Mazin is writing a whodunit-with-a-twist... Read More →
avatar for Edward Ricourt

Edward Ricourt

writer of Now You See Me; consulting producer/writer Jessica Jones, Wayward Pines
Edward Ricourt’s films include: Now You See Me, produced by Summit Entertainment. Paramount Pictures brought his 2009 Black List script, Year 12. Joe Roth is Producing. Ricourt also wrote the graphic novel Anomaly for Relativity Entertainment. In TV, Ricourt worked as a Consulting... Read More →

Community Partners
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Saturday October 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm CDT

Heart of Film Conference Party
Open to Capital Badges and above, the Heart of Film Conference Party is the quintessential way to round out your Festival weekend. Riding on the high of three days of panels with one more to go, this year’s party will also be the ultimate celebration.

Held at the Long Center of the Performing Arts with a beautiful view of downtown Austin Skyline, the bright lights of the downtown skyline create the perfect backdrop for panelists, award recipients, and filmmakers to celebrate the last night before the end of the first Conference Weekend. With many special guests heading home after the Sunday’s panels, the Heart of Film Conference Party provides one last chance to network and mingle with aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters. Enjoy the view with a glass of Chloe Wine, a cold Odell beer, or a Hendrick's Gin cocktail.

*Pick up the shuttle outside the Driskill Bar on 7th Street starting at 10:30pm. Return shuttles will stop running at 1:30am

Must have an AFF Capital, Conference, Producers or Press Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Panelists
avatar for Shane Black

Shane Black

writer/director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero
SHANE BLACK has been responsible for creating a number of box office blockbusters, including the first two installments of the Lethal Weapon series and 1991’s The Last Boy Scout. In 1990, Shane sold his espionage script The Long Kiss Goodnight for a record sum of money. His directorial... Read More →

Community Partners
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Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00am CDT
The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78701
 
Sunday, October 16
 

10:00am CDT

Hair of the Dog Brunch
Hungover? Yep, us too. Here's an ice cold mimosa or maybe you need a Bloody Mary and delicious tex mex brunch to reinvigorate your soul. Ranch 616 is cooking up some South Texas delights to soak up the night before- or the whole week- and put a jaunt in your step. Join us for this not to be missed event to get your fuel for another day of panels and films!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Panelists
avatar for Scott Neustadter

Scott Neustadter

writer (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, The Disaster Artist
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are screenwriters and producers of various studio and independent films.  Their 2014 adaptation of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS opened as the #1 movie in America and went on to gross over $300 million dollars worldwide. The pair wrote the hit Fox... Read More →
avatar for Michael H Weber

Michael H Weber

writer (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, The Masterpiece, Our Souls At Night
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are screenwriters and producers of various studio and independent films.  Their 2014 adaptation of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS opened as the #1 movie in America and went on to gross over $300 million dollars worldwide. The pair wrote the hit Fox... Read More →

Community Partners
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Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am CDT
Ranch 616 616 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm CDT

On Story Party
Now that the Screenwriters Conference is finished let's grab a cocktail and cold beer! Celebrate another successful conference and see what's on the horizon for the 2017 Season of On Story. You'll get to experience highlights from the panels and film Q/As and get recharged for another 4 days of films.

Must have an AFF Capital, Conference, Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Panelists
avatar for Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan

Moderator; Executive Director/Co-Founder Austin Film Festival
avatar for Maya Perez

Maya Perez

writer/producer On Story
Maya Perez is a writer and producer. Her work has appeared in The Masters Review, Electric Literature, and Misadventures, and she is co-editor of the books On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft and the upcoming On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films, both from... Read More →

Community Partners
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Sunday October 16, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Antone's Night Club 305 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Tuesday, October 18
 

10:00pm CDT

Film Pass Party
Take a break from the first 6 days of films and enjoy a complimentary beer! Compare film notes and reviews with other film fans and get ready for more! Two days left of films, you're almost there!

*Attendees will receive a drink ticket redeemable for one beer during the party. Limit one ticket per attendee

Must have an AFF Film Pass, Lone Star, Capital, Conference, Producers or Press Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Community Partners
Sponsors

Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:00pm - Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00am CDT
Fado Irish Pub 214 W. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, October 20
 

10:00pm CDT

Closing Night Party presented by Dove Chocolate
You made it! Here's a glass of Chloe Prosecco. In fact, here's two. We'll have a cold cocktail waiting for you, or maybe you would prefer a cold glass of beer? Compare Festival favorites with that new film fan friend you met and spill your conference stories with that panelist at the bar, either way, you're in for a great time at our last blowout bash! Reminisce on the 23rd Anniversary of AFF and make plans to attend next year!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00pm - Friday October 21, 2016 1:00am CDT
Ruth's Chris Steak House 107 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701