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Thursday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Indie Film Track: Doc Storytelling

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Just like fiction writing, all good documentaries start with one thing—a strong subject with a compelling narrative. Join this panel of documentary filmmakers for a conversation on what happens when the story you tell is no longer the story you originally set out to tell, and about the research and preparation necessary to create a documentary film.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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Elizabeth Mims

Elizabeth grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated with a BFA from CalArts. Her 2012 film Only The Young was theatrically released by Oscilloscope and won numerous awards including the Silverdoc’s Sterling Silver Award for best US documentary, American Film Institute Audience Award... Read More →

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Danny Abel

co-writer/director The King of North Sudan
Danny Abel is a director and writer living in Los Angeles. He has directed documentaries on topics ranging from international electronic music (VICE), to performance art (New Museum), to horse racing, to vaccine acceptance in Kenya. In the past few years, he has had two true crime... Read More →
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Jared Callahn

director Clean State
Rev. Jared Callahan is a national Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose work has been released through PBS, The New York Times, GQ, The Atlantic, Sundance, Tribeca, and 250+ film festivals worldwide. His NYT Op-Doc Saltwater Baptism was nominated alongside Lady Gaga for a 2018 Webby Award... Read More →

Thursday October 21, 2021 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701