March 30, 2023

Austin Film Festival will be in-person this year — along with a virtual option


A mainstay of Austin’s fall festival line-up, the Austin Film Festival announced today on its website that its 2021 iteration will be an in-person event taking place Oct. 21-28. It will include four days of panel events and eight days of film screenings.

For those who chose not to attend in-person, AFF will offer a virtual badge which will include a selection of recorded panels and of digitally-presented films.

The Austin City Limits Festival — the city’s biggest outdoor music fest — also announced today on its website that it would be in-person again, back at Zilker Park Oct. 1-3 & 8-10.

AFF’s announcement did not include information about plans for pandemic protocols or health safety measures. Last year, the festival was entirely digital.

AFF also announced this year’s recipient of its Bill Wittliff Award for Screenwriting, the Oscar- and Emmy nominated Scott Frank. His credits include “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Little Man Tate,” “Minority Report,” “Dead Again,” “Get Shorty,” “Out of Sight,” “The Lookout,” “Marley & Me,”and more. Frank will be honored at an awards luncheon on Oct. 23 held at the Austin Club.

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