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Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

Presented by Austin Film Festival at Downtown Austin, Austin TX

Oct 21 - 28 2021
Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

Join us for the 28th annual Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference.

This fall, Austin Film Festival is bringing some normalcy back to the world by reopening their physical doors and doing what they do best: hosting an in-person Writers Conference. AFF will once again present four full days of enlightening panel conversations and discussions on the art, craft, and business of screenwriting with some of the industry’s biggest names. The panelist roster features luminaries such as Peter Craig (The Batman), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out),

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AFF offers several Badge levels for entry into our October festival. Badge holders not only have priority entry into all eight days of films, they also receive entry into Conference Panels (days dependent on badge level). Badge prices range from $65-$595 (prices increase on June 15th) and are available for purchase now. A virtual badge including a selection of panels and films recorded at the festival is also available for those who cannot attend in person.

Contact: (512) 478-4795


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  • Oct 24, 2021 at 09:00 am (Sun)
  • Oct 25, 2021 at 09:00 am (Mon)
  • Oct 26, 2021 at 09:00 am (Tue)
  • Oct 27, 2021 at 09:00 am (Wed)
  • Oct 28, 2021 at 09:00 am (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • The 28th Annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference is live in Austin, Texas this October 21 - 28!


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East Sixth Street from I-35 to Brazos Street, North side of 5th Street to South side of 7th Street, Austin, TX

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Dates and Times

Sun, Oct 24, 2021

9:00 am at Downtown Austin

Mon, Oct 25, 2021

9:00 am at Downtown Austin

Tue, Oct 26, 2021

9:00 am at Downtown Austin

Wed, Oct 27, 2021

9:00 am at Downtown Austin

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

9:00 am at Downtown Austin



The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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