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Thursday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
How to Work the Conference

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The AFF Conference is a great place to mingle and learn – that person sitting next to you could be a life changing contact. Although the schedule can be intimidating, this panel featuring seasoned Festival attendees is here to help. Join the discussion on everything from networking to pitching to where the closest restroom can be found. Find out how to maximize your Badge and your time here at the Conference!

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge to attend.

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Steven DeBose

Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival

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Zac Kish

Staff Writer, Luma Pictures
Zac Kish grew up as a military brat, adventurously bouncing in and out of the country like a chubbier Johnny Quest, and now sits in a single dark room making stuff up and eating cheese balls, lit only by his dirty laptop screen and a second-place smile. Zac is currently on staff writing... Read More →
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Marissa Tandon

creator Super Ordinary, The Sword & The Stoner
Marissa Tandon is a writer, actor, and director based in Los Angeles. She is the writer and creator of the narrative fiction podcasts Super Ordinary and The Sword & The Stoner. She is the co-founder of Tandon Productions, which focuses on bringing new voices to the multi-media landscape... Read More →
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Alison James

writer/director Judas Collar; winner Best Short Film, Austin Film Festival 2018; director Outback Truckers
Alison James is an award-winning director and writer living between Perth, Western Australia and Los Angeles. Her short film Judas Collar won Best Short Film at the Austin Film Festival and St Kilda Film Festival, twice qualifying it for the Oscars in 2020.It premiered at the Sydney... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Ballroom 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701