Austin Film Festival Recordings
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of audio and video media and digital files of recordings of Austin Film Festival & Conference panel presentations from 1994-2008. The recordings document the proceedings of the Conference. Panel topics include On Writing, Up Close and Personal, The Art of the Pitch, and many others. Notable panelists include Michael Ian Black, Sydney Pollack, Shane Black, Larry Wilmore, Jim Dauterive, Mike Judge, Oliver Stone, Harold Ramos, Judd Apatow, Bill Broyles, Bill Wittliff, John Lee Hancock, Barry Levinson, Neil Young, and Sam Elliot.
- 1994 - 2008
- Austin Film Festival (Austin, Tex.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is partially open for research. Please review the Conditions Governing Access Note for each item. Recordings that are available online contain a link to the recording by clicking through to the Digital Object; recordings that are available onsite can be accessed by making an appointment at the archives; and recordings that are restricted require approval from the Austin Flm Festvial and panelists. Please contact the archives for assistance at https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html
Conditions Governing Use
Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html
The Austin Film Festival, a non-profit organization founded in 1994 and based in Austin, Texas, hosts an annual Austin Film Festival & Conference, a gathering of professional and amateur screenwriters and filmmakers to participate in panel presentations, parties, Screenplay and Teleplay Competitions, and screenings. It was the first event of its kind to focus on screenwriters and filmmakers, and refers to itself as “the writers’ conference.”
The Austin Film Festival mission states that, “Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.”
Best known for its annual Festival, the Austin Film Festival also offers year-round events, a young filmmakers program, as well as the television show, radio show, and podcast known as On Story.
Citation: Austin Film Festival. (2017). Main. Retrieved January 20, 2017, from https://austinfilmfestival.com/.
457 items (457 audio and video recordings available on-site or online)
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- The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.
The Austin Film Festival (AFF), a non-profit organization founded in 1994 and based in Austin, Texas, hosts an annual Austin Film Festival & Conference, a gathering of professional and amateur screenwriters and filmmakers to participate in panel presentations, parties, Screenplay and Teleplay Competitions, and screenings. Audio and video media and digital files in this collection document proceedings of the Festival, including panel presentations and two awards ceremonies. Select digital materials may be accessed at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6478.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.
Existence and Location of Copies
Select digital materials may be accessed at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6478.
- Guide to the Austin Film Festival Recordings
- Lauren Goodley
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.
- 2019: Materials donated in 2017 and 2018, updated by Lauren Goodley and Stephanie Forsythe.
- 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Lauren Goodley.