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20TH ANNIVERSARY FILM LINEUP

JOEL AND ETHAN COEN’S INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

AS CENTERPIECE FILM PRESENTED BY LEAD ACTOR OSCAR ISAAC AND MUSIC PRODUCER T BONE BURNETT

FULL FILM LINEUP INCLUDES 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYMANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM,CHILD OF GOD, AND BIG SUR

 

AUSTIN, TX (Sept 2013) – Austin Film Festival (AFF) announced today the full film lineup with more world and U.S. Premieres showcased than ever before in the twenty year history of the festival which takes place Oct. 24th – 31st, 2013 in Austin, TX.

The lineup of over 70 feature films and over 100 short films includes anticipated independent and Oscar®-bound productions spanning across all film genres from drama to comedy and everything in between. This year’s Centerpiece Film is INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS starring Oscar Isaac(in attendance), Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, and Justin Timberlake. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, the film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Inside Llewyn Davis features the Coen brothers’ fourth collaboration with Grammy and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett, also in attendance.

 

Additional films include: Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and featuring a powerful ensemble cast including Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA starring Will Forté (in attendance) and Bruce Dern; biopic MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM starring Idris Elba; James Franco’s CHILD OF GOD; BIG SUR with Josh Lucas, Jean Marc-Barr and John Robbins in attendance; and the World Premiere of the romance drama LIGHT YEARS, starring Allison Janney and Clark Gregg. Also playing is PHILOMENA with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan; HBO’S WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY; COLD COMES THE NIGHT starring Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston; crime drama MYSTERY ROAD; AND WINTER IN THE BLOOD with cast in attendance.

 

Elaine May will be joining this year’s Festival & Conference as a contributing guest programmer (along with the likes of Vince Gilligan, Callie Khouri, Jonathan Demme, and Shane Black), as well as participating on a panel discussion about writing comedy led by Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal.  Elaine May is known best for her work as a screenwriter, director, playwright, and actress, including the sketch act Nichols and May and such films as THE HEARTBREAK KID, TOOTSIE, THE BIRDCAGE, PRIMARY COLORS, A NEW LEAF, and ISHTAR.

 

The AFF lineup consists of Marquee ScreeningsComedy VanguardTexas Independents, a showcase for Texas filmmakers; and new categories Dark Matters, exhibiting horror films, Write/Rec, and Heart of Film, highlighting the very best of low-budget independent filmmaking and out of competition jewels.

All films will have the chance to vie for this year’s Capital One Bank Audience Award. Awarded films will be selected by AFF Audience members by ballot following each film’s screening. AFF will host over 180 screenings and over 100 panelists for the coinciding Writers Conference which has been extended this year through Oct. 31 in honor of the 20th Anniversary. Badges, Passes, and information on all announced panelists and special events can be found at www.austinfilmfestival.com.

AFF 2013 FILM LINEUP:

 

MARQUEE SCREENINGS:

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS – Joel and Ethan Coen (Writer/Directors); Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett in attendance

12 YEARS A SLAVE – John Ridley (Writer), Steve McQueen (Director) 
NEBRASKA– Bob Nelson (Writer), Alexander Payne (Director); Will Forté in attendance

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY– Tracy Letts (Writer), John Wells (Director)

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM– William Nicholson (Writer), Justin Chadwick (Director)

PHILOMENA– Steve Coogan (Writer), Jeff Pope (Writer), Stephen Frears (Director)

BIG SUR– Michael Polish (Writer/Director); Josh Lucas, Jean Marc-Barr and John Robbins in attendance

WINTER IN THE BLOOD– Ken White (Writer), Alex and Andrew Smith (Writer/Directors); cast in attendance
CHILD OF GOD – James Franco (Writer/Director), Vince Jolivette (Writer)
HBO’S WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY– Whoopi Goldberg (Director)

MYSTERY ROAD– Ivan Sen (Writer/Director)

IF YOU BUILD IT– Patrick Creadon (Director)

LAST I HEARD – David Rodriguez (Writer/Director); Paul Sorvino in attendance

YUMA – Wojciech Gajewicz (Writer), Piotr Mularuk (Writer/Director)

NUMBER 10 BLUES/GOODBYE, SAIGON – Norio Osada (Writer/Director) – US Premiere

MOM, DAD, I’M MUSLIM – Anat Tel Mendelovich (Writer/Director) – US Premiere

 

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
BESIDE STILL WATERS – Chris Lowell (Writer/Director), Mohit Narang (Writer)
CRACKHEADS – Tim Tsiklauri (Writer/Director), Andy Sophocleous (Writer) – US Premiere
FINDING NEIGHBORS – Ron Judkins (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
JACK, JULES, ESTHER AND ME – Daniel Poliner (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
A LEADING MAN – Steven J. Kung (Writer/Director)
THE MAID’S ROOM – Michael Walker (Writer/Director)
THE ODD WAY HOME – Rajeev Nirmalakhandan (Writer/Director) Jason Ronstadt (Writer) – World Premiere
SIREN – Jesse Peyronel (Writer/Director) – US Premiere
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
ALL OF ME – Alexandra Lescaze (Director)
DOG DAYS – Kasey Kirby, Laura Waters Hinson (Directors) – World Premiere
ICEBOUND – Daniel Anker (Director) – US Premiere
LIVING DOLLS – Maureen Judge (Director) – World Premiere
POLITICAL BODIES – Christopher Englese (Director) – World Premiere
TAKE AWAY ONE – William Lorton (Director) – World Premiere
THE PROJECT – Shawn Efran (Director)
120 DAYS – Ted Roach (Director) – World Premiere

HEART OF FILM

A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING – Luke Matheny (Writer), Rob Meyer (Writer/Director)
CIRCLE THE WAGEN – Ryan Steven Green (Writer/Director)
FAVOR – Paul Osborne (Writer/Director)
FOREVER’S END – J.C. Schroder (Writer/Director)
GIRL ON A BICYCLE – Jeremy Leven (Writer/Director
GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT – Matt Reynolds (Writer)
HOW TO FOLLOW STRANGERS – Chioke Nassor (Writer/Director)
LA NAVAJA de DON JUAN – Tom Sanchez (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE – Kirk Marcolina and Matthew Pond (Directors) 
LIGHT YEARS – Matthew Mullen (Writer), Maggie Kiley (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
SCRAPPER – Brady Hall (Writer/Director); Aidan Gillen in attendance
SOLE SURVIVOR – Ky Dickens (Writer/Director)
THAT BURNING FEELING – Jason James (Writer/Director) – US Premiere

 

COMEDY VANGUARD

CAVEMEN – Herschel Faber (Writer/Director); Chad Michael Murray in attendance – World Premiere

COFFEE, KILL BOSS – Sigurd Ueland (Writer), Nathan Marshall (Director); Eddie Jemison in attendance – World Premiere

G.B.F. – George Northy (Writer), Darren Stein (Director)

THE GOLDEN SCALLOP – Kevin Harrigan (Writer), Joseph Laraja (Director)

HELLAWARE – Michael M. Bilandic (Writer/Director)

I’M DATING YOU NOT – Pablo Flores (Writer), Guillermo Groizard (Director) – US Premiere

THE LITTLE TIN MAN – Dugan Bridges, Matthew Perkins (Writers), Matthew Perkins (Director)

MOP KING – Ace Dixon (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

 

DARK MATTERS

BLOOD PUNCH – Eddie Guzelian (Writer), Madellaine Paxson (Director) – World Premiere

DARK MOUNTAIN – Tara Anaïse (Writer/Director) – US Premiere

DUG UP – Dustin Rikert (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

INNOCENCE – Hilary Brougher (Writer/Director), Tristine Skyler (Writer) – World Premiere

OXV: THE MANUAL – Darren Paul Fischer (Writer/Director) – US Premiere

 

TEXAS INDEPENDENTS

DEAR SIDEWALK – Jake Limbert (Writer), Jake Oelman (Director) – World Premiere

LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON – Theo Love (Director)

THE ROAD TO LIVINGSTON – Erik Mauck (Director), Chelsea Hernandez (Director) – World Premiere

SOMBRAS DE AZUL – Kelly Daniela Norris (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

 

WRITE/REC
ALWAYS LEARNING – Robert Krakower (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
THE BLOCK – Max Sturgeon (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
DRONES – Matt Witten (Writer), Rick Rosenthal (Director) – US Premiere
THE FABLE OF SHANNON CABLE – Vinnie Hogan (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
HANDY – Vincenzo Cosentino (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
NOT SAFE FOR WORK – Ryan Balas (Writer/Director) – World Premiere
SPEAK NOW – Erin Cardillo (Writer), Noah Harald (Director) – World Premiere
3 REFERENCES – James Christopher (Writer/Director) – World Premiere

 

Cast and crew attendance is subject to change and based on permitting schedules

About Austin Film Festival

Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.

Special support is provided to Austin Film Festival by Capital One Bank, Stella Artois, KVUE, City of Austin – Cultural Arts Division, Texas Commission of the Arts, KUT/KUTX, and Shweiki Media.

 

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