Austin Film Fest 2013 Offers Up Cracking Lineup

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor



Too often overlooked in the hot bed of film fun that is Austin, Texas is late October's Austin Film Fest. This year's festival runs October 24-31 and features venues all around the city. The lineup has just been announced and it is an impressive mixture of notable titles from this summer's marquee festivals as well as number of interesting world and US premieres.

Notable titles include the Coen Bros.' Cannes-premiering Inside Llewyn Davis with Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett in attendance, the much-praised TIFF/Telluride/Venice hit 12 Years a Slave, and Stephen Frears's Steve Coogan-written Philomena. The Narrative comp includes eight features, three of them world premieres. The Docu comp's eight films feature five world premieres. One notable doc which premiered at LA Film Fest is Alexandra Lescaze's fascinating big-girl doc All Of Me.

Among the other programs, AFF also has a five-feature genre program called Dark Matters. Included here is the US premiere of Darren Paul Fischer's OXV: The Manual and Tara Anaïse's Dark Mountain. See below for the full linup for Austin Film Fest 2013. 


AFF 2013 FILM LINEUP:

 

MARQUEE SCREENINGS:

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - Joel and Ethan Coen (Writer/Directors); Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett in attendance 

12 YEARS A SLAVE - John Ridley (Writer), Steve McQueen (Director) 
NEBRASKA
- Bob Nelson (Writer), Alexander Payne (Director); Will Forté in attendance

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY- Tracy Letts (Writer), John Wells (Director)

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM- William Nicholson (Writer), Justin Chadwick (Director)

PHILOMENA- Steve Coogan (Writer), Jeff Pope (Writer), Stephen Frears (Director)

BIG SUR- Michael Polish (Writer/Director); Josh Lucas, Jean Marc-Barr and John Robbins in attendance

WINTER IN THE BLOOD- Ken White (Writer), Alex and Andrew Smith (Writer/Directors); cast in attendance
CHILD OF GOD - James Franco (Writer/Director), Vince Jolivette (Writer) 
HBO'S WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY- Whoopi Goldberg (Director)

MYSTERY ROAD- Ivan Sen (Writer/Director)

IF YOU BUILD IT- Patrick Creadon (Director)

LAST I HEARD - David Rodriguez (Writer/Director); Paul Sorvino in attendance

YUMA - Wojciech Gajewicz (Writer), Piotr Mularuk (Writer/Director)

NUMBER 10 BLUES/GOODBYE, SAIGON - Norio Osada (Writer/Director) - US Premiere

MOM, DAD, I'M MUSLIM - Anat Tel Mendelovich (Writer/Director) - US Premiere

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
BESIDE STILL WATERS - Chris Lowell (Writer/Director), Mohit Narang (Writer)
CRACKHEADS
 - Tim Tsiklauri (Writer/Director), Andy Sophocleous (Writer) - US Premiere
FINDING NEIGHBORS
 - Ron Judkins (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
JACK, JULES, ESTHER AND ME
 - Daniel Poliner (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
A LEADING MAN - Steven J. Kung (Writer/Director)
THE MAID'S ROOM
 - Michael Walker (Writer/Director)

THE ODD WAY HOME - Rajeev Nirmalakhandan (Writer/Director) Jason Ronstadt (Writer) - World Premiere
SIREN - Jesse Peyronel (Writer/Director) - US Premiere

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
ALL OF ME - Alexandra Lescaze (Director)
DOG DAYS - Kasey Kirby, Laura Waters Hinson (Directors) - World Premiere
ICEBOUND - Daniel Anker (Director) - US Premiere
LIVING DOLLS - Maureen Judge (Director) - World Premiere
POLITICAL BODIES - Christopher Englese (Director) - World Premiere
TAKE AWAY ONE - William Lorton (Director) - World Premiere
THE PROJECT - Shawn Efran (Director)
120 DAYS - Ted Roach (Director) - World Premiere

 

HEART OF FILM

A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING - Luke Matheny (Writer), Rob Meyer (Writer/Director) 
CIRCLE THE WAGEN - Ryan Steven Green (Writer/Director)
FAVOR - 
Paul Osborne (Writer/Director)

FOREVER'S END - J.C. Schroder (Writer/Director)

GIRL ON A BICYCLE - Jeremy Leven (Writer/Director) 
GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT - 
Matt Reynolds (Writer)

HOW TO FOLLOW STRANGERS - Chioke Nassor (Writer/Director)

LA NAVAJA de DON JUAN - Tom Sanchez (Writer/Director) - World Premiere

THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE - Kirk Marcolina and Matthew Pond (Directors) 
LIGHT YEARS - 
Matthew Mullen (Writer), Maggie Kiley (Writer/Director) - World Premiere

SCRAPPER - Brady Hall (Writer/Director); Aidan Gillen in attendance
SOLE SURVIVOR - 
Ky Dickens (Writer/Director)

THAT BURNING FEELING - Jason James (Writer/Director) - US Premiere

 

COMEDY VANGUARD

CAVEMEN - Herschel Faber (Writer/Director); Chad Michael Murray in attendance - World Premiere
COFFEE, KILL BOSS
 - Sigurd Ueland (Writer), Nathan Marshall (Director); Eddie Jemison in attendance - World Premiere
G.B.F.
 - George Northy (Writer), Darren Stein (Director)
THE GOLDEN SCALLOP - Kevin Harrigan (Writer), Joseph Laraja (Director)
HELLAWARE
 - Michael M. Bilandic (Writer/Director)
I'M DATING YOU NOT - Pablo Flores (Writer), Guillermo Groizard (Director) - US Premiere
THE LITTLE TIN MAN
 - Dugan Bridges, Matthew Perkins (Writers), Matthew Perkins (Director)
MOP KING - 
Ace Dixon (Writer/Director) - World Premiere

 

DARK MATTERS
BLOOD PUNCH - Eddie Guzelian (Writer), Madellaine Paxson (Director) - World Premiere
DARK MOUNTAIN
 - Tara Anaïse (Writer/Director) - US Premiere
DUG UP - Dustin Rikert (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
INNOCENCE - Hilary Brougher (Writer/Director), Tristine Skyler (Writer) - World Premiere
OXV: THE MANUAL - Darren Paul Fischer (Writer/Director) - US Premiere

 

TEXAS INDEPENDENTS
DEAR SIDEWALK - Jake Limbert (Writer), Jake Oelman (Director) - World Premiere
LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON - Theo Love (Director)
THE ROAD TO LIVINGSTON - Erik Mauck (Director), Chelsea Hernandez (Director) - World Premiere
SOMBRAS DE AZUL - Kelly Daniela Norris (Writer/Director) - World Premiere

 

WRITE/REC
ALWAYS LEARNING - 
Robert Krakower (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
THE BLOCK - 
Max Sturgeon (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
DRONES - Matt Witten (Writer), Rick Rosenthal (Director) - US Premiere
THE FABLE OF SHANNON CABLE - Vinnie Hogan (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
HANDY - Vincenzo Cosentino (Writer/Director) - World Premiere

NOT SAFE FOR WORK - Ryan Balas (Writer/Director) - World Premiere
SPEAK NOW - Erin Cardillo (Writer), Noah Harald (Director) - World Premiere
3 REFERENCES - 
James Christopher (Writer/Director) - World Premiere


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