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Austin Film Festival 2015: Short Form Storytelling

1:53 pm Oct. 31, 2015

Short Form Storytelling
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room

Panelists: Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A; Rodrigo Garcia, writer/director of “Last Days in the Desert,” “Mother and Child” and “Nine Lives”; director of “Albert Nobbs”; executive producer of “In Treatment.” Julie

Austin Film Festival 2015: X, Y, and Why — Writing Gender and Sexuality

12:09 pm Oct. 31, 2015

X, Y, and Why — Writing Gender and Sexuality
10:45 a.m. Saturday, The Omni Hotel, Capital Ballroom

Panelists: Jack Burditt, creator of “Last Man Standing”; writer/executive producer of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “The Mindy Project” and “30 Rock”; writer/co-producer of

Austin Film Festival 2015: ‘Fallen Stars’ a sad-sack romance

3:12 pm Oct. 30, 2015

Note: The following was written by Jane Sumner for the American-Statesman

Brian Jett premiered his first feature, “Let Go,” a quirky sad-funny ensemble drama, about a melancholy parole officer dealing with marital problems and three eccentric