Artist Intensive

The AFS Artist Intensive is a multi-day, invitational retreat that takes place annually in the fall. Days are filled with work, focus and mentorship for emerging Texas narrative feature filmmakers poised for career leaps. The Artist Intensive includes meetings, screenplay readings and rehearsals with a cast of guest actors and has been instrumental in providing artists with creative feedback, resources and momentum for their projects. The participants are writer-directors in the development phase each with a project that has not yet gone into production. Participants are selected from the applicant pool for the previous year’s AFS Grant. Over the course of a long weekend, each writer/director team is matched with a writer/director creative advisor and a producing mentor. Each script is read in full and workshopped with a cast of professional actors.

To learn more about the AFS Artist Intensive, please contact artistservices@austinfilm.org.

Past Participants

2018

LULU STREET, Jazmin Diaz

GOSPEL OF THE WELL, Kelly Daniela Norris

CLOSE TO YOU, Jim Hickcox

2017

LITTLE MOUTH, Lauren Pruitt

THE RUTH MOVEMENT, Lauren Kinsler

WHAT BREAKS THE ICE, Rebecca Eskreis

2016

MISS JUNETEENTH, Channing Godfrey Peoples

MUTT, Andrew Matthews and Katie Graham

NEVER GOIN’ BACK, Augustine Frizzell

2015

ALL THAT WE LOVE, Yen Tan

ANY ROUGH TIMES ARE NOW BEHIND YOU, Alex R. Johnson

UNTITLED BULL PROJECT, Annie Silverstein

2014

LA BARRACUDA, Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund

THE FATHER, Stephen Belyeu and Gregory Day

THE HONOR FARM, Karen Skloss and Jay Tonne Jr.

SLASH, Clay Liford

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