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Saturday, October 23 • 11:00am - 5:00pm
Austin Film Festival in Six Square

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AFF IN SIX SQUAREAFF’s FREE Community Festival Programming within the Six Square Cultural DistrictSaturday, October 23rd, 11 AM – 5 PM
Vesper Austin (3106 E 14th 1/2 St., Austin, TX 78702)

Both in partnership with the Historic Six Square Cultural District and as part of Austin Film Festival’s recently launched Uplifting Storytellers Initiative, AFF presents a full day of FREE Festival programming aimed at helping emerging creatives get a foot in the Entertainment Industry door. Open to all storytellers wanting to learn more about the process of translating their creative talents into careers, these events include a panel and two short film showcases (one family friendly!) completely open to both our Festival audience and the public with NO badge needed to attend!
Please note, our COVID-19 protocols for this event will match those of the 28th Annual Austin Film Festival. To be admitted into the venue, attendees must present either proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 test dated no more than 48 hours prior to the event. These credentials must match and be presented in tandem with a government-issued ID. For more information on AFF’s COVID-19 Policies please see here.
11 AM – 11:45 PMA discussion with pioneer creatives of color Chuck Hayward (writer, Dear White People) and Jameel Saleem (writer/co-executive producer, Bob’s Burgers), about their creative processes and navigating the industry.

12:30 PM – 1:55 PMJoin us for a shorts block that is for the whole family! We will present seven short films that will be full of laughs, tears, nail-biting moments, and everything in between.

3 PM – 4:21 PMSee premiere short films from BIPOC creators!

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Chuck Hayward

writer Wandavision, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Dear White People, Flatbush Misdemeanors, Santa Inc.
Chuck Hayward is a renaissance man – in that he’s a man who’s stayed multiple times at Renaissance Hotels. But mostly he writes things. A lot. And sometimes he actually writes them well. And sometimes they’re even funny! Just ask his fellow writers on Netflix’s Dear White... Read More →
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Jameel Saleem

writer/co-executive producer Bob's Burgers; writer/producer Disenchantment; writer South Park Digital
Jameel began his professional writing career with the 2012 nation-wide release of his indie film, EXIT STRATEGY.  After producing three indie feature films and a web series, Jameel set his sights on television. He wrote and produced a pilot for NBC Playground and soon after staffed... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Vesper 3106 E 14th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78702