Austin Film Festival Announces Full Schedule of Films & Panels



The Austin Film Festival has announced their slate of films and panels for the 23rd annual fest which takes place from October 13-20. The event includes screenings of festival favorites Lion, Nerdland, Trespass Against Us as well as the buzzworthy movie musical La La Land. The fest will also include 20 world premieres including the indie romance One Night starring Anna Camp as well as the Spanish thriller The Writer’s Burrow. There will also be a Retrospective series guest programmed by Jason Segel, Paul Feig, Phil Rosenthal, and others.

The Screenwriters Conference schedule will take place the first four days of the fest and includes some of today’s most talented writers. Those expected to attend are Nancy Meyers, Katie Dippold, Tony Hale, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, Paula Pell, Nicole Pearlman, Bobby Farrelly, Alan Yang, and more.

Below you will find a complete list of films screening at the festival.


LOVING, Writer/director: Jeff Nichols

CRUNCH TIME: Episodes 1-6, Writers: Andrew Disney, Bradley Jackson; Director: Andrew Disney (World Premiere)

GIMME DANGER, Director: Jim Jarmusch

GOOD FORTUNE, Directors: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell

LA LA LAND, Writer/Director: Damien Chazelle

LION, Writer: Luke Davies; Director: Garth Davis

MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE, Director: John Dower

NERDLAND, Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker, Director: Chris Prynoski

THE SALESMAN, Writer/Director: Asghar Farhadi

THE THINNING, Writer: Michael J. Gallagher, Steve Greene; Director: Michael J. Gallagher

TRESPASS AGAINST US, Writer: Alastair Siddons; Director: Adam Smith

WAKEFIELD, Writer/Director: Robin Swicord


HAPPY GILMORE (1996), Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler; Director: Dennis Dugan; Presented by Tim Herlihy

THE LAST SUPPER (1996),Writer: Dan Rosen; Director: Stacy Title; Presented by Dan Rosen

A LITTLE PRINCESS (1995),Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Richard LaGravenese; Director: Alfonso Cuaron; Presented by Richard LaGravenese and Mark Johnson

THE MUPPETS (2011),Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stroller, Jim Henson; Director: James Bobin; Presented by Jason Segel

THE PRODUCERS (1967), Writer/Director: Mel Brooks; Presented by Phil Rosenthal

WHAT’S UP DOC? (1972), Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich; Director: Peter Bogdanovich; Presented by Paul Feig


BLOOD STRIPE,Writers: Remy Auberjonois, Kate Nowlin; Director: Remy Auberjonois

BOYS IN TREES, Writer/Director: Nicholas Verso (U.S. Premiere)

CHRONESTHESIA, Writer/Director: Hayden Weal (North American Premiere)

HOLDING PATTERNS, Writer/Director: Jake Goldberger (World Premiere)

NO RETREAT, Writers: J.D. Singer Nicholas, Zafonte; Director: Nicholas Zafonte (World Premiere)

SUBURBAN COWBOY, Writer: Ryan Colucci; Directors: Ryan Colucci, Dragan Roganovic (World Premiere)

THE TIGER HUNTER, Writers: Sameer Gardezi, Lena Khan; Director: Lena Khan


BERLIN REBEL HIGH SCHOOL, Writer/Director: Alexander Kleider (World Premiere)

DR. FEELGOOD: DEALER OR HEALER, Writer: Mark Monroe; Director: Eve Marson

THE HARVEST RUN, Writers/Directors: Steven Balvanz, Aaron McAdams (World Premiere)

MONOGAMISH, Director: Tao Ruspoli (North American Premiere)

MY LIFE AS A FILM, Writer/Director: Eva Vitija (North American Premiere)

PROGAMER, Director: Justin Agnew (World Premiere)

SANTOALLA, Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer


THE CLIFF, Writers: Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell, Helena Taberna; Director: Helena Taberna

ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA, Writer/Director: Jacob Leighton Burns

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D, Writer/Director: Steven DeGennaro

MIDDLE MAN, Writer/Director: Ned Crowley

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY, Writer/Director: Balazs Juszt (North American Premiere)

THE WRITER’S BURROW, Writers: Francisco Conde, Kurro González; Director: Kurro González (World Premiere)


5 DOCTORS, Writers: Max Azulay, Matt Porter, Phil Primason; Directors: Max Azulay, Matt Porter (World Premiere)

BRAVE NEW JERSEY, Writers: Michael Dowling, Jody Lambert; Director: Jody Lambert (World Premiere)

DIANI AND DEVINE MEET THE APOCALYPSE, Writer/Directors: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani (World Premiere)

THE GOLDEN RUT, Writer/Directors: Nick and Josh Holden (World Premiere)

HOT AIR,Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg; Director: Derek Sieg(World Premiere)


11:55, Writers: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder, Victor Almanzar; Directors: Ari Issler, Ben Snyder

AN ACQUIRED TASTE, Writer/ Director: Vanessa Lemaire

ALMOST ADULTS, Writer: Adrianna DiLonardo; Director: Sarah Rotella

AMERICAN WRESTLER: THE WIZARD, Writer: Brian Rudnick; Director: Alex Ranarivelo

THE BIG FLIP — STORIES FROM THE MODERN HOME FRONT, Writer/Director: Izzy Chan (World Premiere)

CHRONICALLY METROPOLITAN, Writer: Nicholas Schutt; Director: Xavier Manrique

DELINQUENT, Writer/Director: Kieran Valla

FINDING SOFIA, Writer/Director: Nico Casavecchia (U.S. Premiere)

FINDING OSCAR, Writers: Frank Marshall, Ryan Suffern; Director: Ryan Suffern

ONE NIGHT, Writer/Director: Minhal Baig (World Premiere)

PUSHING DEAD, Writer/Director: Tom E. Brown

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’, Writer: Benjamin Hedin; Director: Sam Pollard

THE VIAGRA CHRONICLES, Writer/Director: Chiara Sambuchi (North American Premiere)

WRESTLING ALLIGATORS,Writers: Udy Epstein, Tchavdar Georgiev, Andrew Shea; Director: Andrew Shea


THE BIG SPOON, Writers: Mallory Culbert, Carlyn Hudson; Director: Carlyn Hudson (World Premiere)

CANINE SOLDIERS — THE MILITARIZATION OF LOVE, Director: Nancy Schiesari (World Premiere)

FUNNIEST, Director: Katie Pengra, Dustin Svehlak (World Premiere)

HOMESTATE, Writers: David Hickey, Blaise Miller; Director: David Hickey (World Premiere)

QUAKER OATHS, Writer/Director: Louisiana Kreutz (World Premiere)


THE LOAD, Writers: Alan Jonsson Gavicia, Arturo Ruiz Serrano; Director: Alan Jonsson Gavicia

LONG LIVE DEATH, Writer: Erol Yesilkaya; Director: Sebastian Marka

MY MOTHER’S WOUND Writers: Ozan Aciktan, Ozan Guven, Fethi Kantarci, Uygar Sirin, Mehmet Turgut, Funda Çetin; Director: Ozan Aciktan

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