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Friday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Writing to Direct

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Writers and directors often work together to bring a script to life. Hear from four filmmakers who do both! The multitalented writer-directors will talk about watching their scripts evolve and interpreting their own words while shooting.

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Johnny McAllister

AFF Moderator
Johnny McAllister is an award-winning writer, director and producer from Donegal, Ireland via the Middle East and elsewhere. He has written on over a dozen film and TV projects for the likes of Warner Brothers and Starz and have played at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, SXSW and... Read More →

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Greg Kwedar

Writer / Director / Producer
Greg Kwedar is a writer, director, and producer. He made his feature directorial debut with TRANSPECOS, which premiered in competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. He co-wrote and produced JOCKEY, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival... Read More →
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Whit Stillman

writer/director Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco, Damsels in Distress, The Cosmopolitans, Love & Friendship
Whit Stillman's first film, the low budget indie Metropolitan, premiered at Sundance and wenton to win the NY Film Critics' Best New Director and the Indie Spirit's Best First Featureawards, as well as an Academy nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His last film, the JaneAusten... Read More →
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So Young Shelly Yo

2023 Recipient of The New Voice Award
So Young Shelly Yo is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been supported by HBO, CAAM, SFFILM, the Sloan Foundation and others. Shelly's feature film, SMOKING TIGERS, was the winner of Tribeca x AT&T’s Untold Stories and was awarded best screenplay, best performance and a... Read More →
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Kristin Gore

writer The Beanie Bubble, Futurama, Foxcatcher, Her, Saturday Night Live
KRISTIN GORE (Director, Screenwriter) is a New York Times bestselling novelist, Emmy-nominated television writer (“Saturday Night Live,” “Futurama”) and past collaborator ofDavid O. Russell, Bennett Miller, Jay Roach, and Spike Jonze. She was a writer on“Her” (Oscar Winner... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2023 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
Central Presbyterian 200 E 8th St Austin, TX 78701-3210