The 2015 Austin Film Festival!

AFFWhile I may have missed last year’s Austin Film Festival (AFF) due to having a baby, I consider myself an annual attendee. Well this year is special for me, because I will be a panelist. I look forward to seeing you all there, and especially at the barbecue! To see my panels, click here. 
Here are some highlights I’m seeing for this year’s festival:

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Shriekfest Horror/Scifi Screenplay Competition

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In 2009, two screenwriter friends of mine came to Los Angeles to attend the Shriekfest Horror/Scifi Film Festival. Their script was a finalist in the festival’s screenplay competition, and the winner was to be announced at the closing night awards ceremony. Shriekfest, as the name implies, focuses on horror, a genre that has a history of welcoming up-and-coming filmmakers and undiscovered screenwriters. Throw in a dash of science fiction, and it was right up my alley. I decided to tag along. Continue reading