OCT. 20 – 27, 2011
The Austin Film Festival is, without a doubt, one of the premier festivals for film in the nation, now in its 18th incarnation. Renowned for its dedication to the craft of the screenwriter and the importance of great writing to filmmaking, it’s hard to believe this gathering of some of the best screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, studio heavies, distributors and promoters has turned The Driskill Bar and Hotel (and now, much of the surrounding downtown) into a mini-Sundance since 1994. – M.A.C.
to Filmmaking Award
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer,
Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
Distinguished Screenwriter Award
Caroline Thompson, writer of Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas,
The Addams Family and more.
Outstanding Television Writing Award
Hart Hanson, creator of Bones
10 OUTSTANDING ‘MEN CAN’T MISS’ PANELISTS AT AFF 2011
Producer: Sin City, Machete, Predators, Grindhouse
Writer/Director: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Writer: Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight
Writer: The Graduate, To Die For, Catch-22
Writer: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, Wyatt Earp, Silverado, Body Heat
Writer: The Beaver • Creator/Producer: Lonestar
Writer: The Hangover Part II, Scary Movie 3 & 4
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Creator/Producer: Combat Hospital,
Writer: Beverly Hills Cop, The Big Easy, Shoot To Kill,
Writer/Director: Framed, Former WGA President
Writer: Zombieland, GI Joe2, Deadpool
Writer: Déjà Vu, The Mask Of Zorro, Pirates Of The Caribbean Jim Uhls
Writer: Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper
-best of the fest- PARTIES
9th Annual Film & Food Gala
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • 7–10PM
Driskill Hotel – 604 Brazos
$90/ $75 for AFF Members
The Austin Film Festival presents the 9th Annual Film & Food, one of the most talked about food-centric events in the city. Held at the beautiful and historic Driskill Hotel, Film & Food is an evening of cocktails, and incredible cuisine presented by talented local chefs representing some of Central Texas’ most notable restaurants. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on unique, exciting items and experiences during silent and live auctions.
All proceeds from the ticket sales and event auctions benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program. (http://austinfilmfestival.com/new/young_filmmakers_program) The Young Filmmakers Program was founded to encourage students, ages 9 – 18, to explore their creativity and improve their literacy skills through the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking. Programs are offered free through AISD schools and partner organizations.