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.

2022 Artist Intensive Filmmaker Participants

PASTICHE, Paloma Hernández
EL OTRO LADO, Barbara Cigarroa
LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR, Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt

Past Participants

2019
Development Projects:
MARTINEZ, Lorena Padilla
WE REAL COOL, Ryan Darbonne & Carina Hinojosa

Post-Production Projects:
MISS JUNETEENTH, Channing Godfrey Peoples
THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY, Morrisa Maltz

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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