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Friday, October 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Indie Film Track: Short Film Storytelling

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Composing an engaging story with clear characterization, dialogue, and structure is challenging enough when creating a feature film—imagine successfully placing these nuanced elements into a half-hour or less! To learn tips, tricks, and strategies for brewing the right storytelling potion, come hear from our panel of experienced short-film filmmakers.

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Ashland Viscosi

moderator; Founder, Creatives Meet Business
Ashland founded Creatives Meet Business (CMB), an event and podcast series in Austin for creatives of all disciplines to define themselves as “artists” and “creatives” AND “small business owners” and “entrepreneurs.” The event series helps creatives – filmmakers, dancers, graphic designers, photographers... Read More →

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Laura Adkin

writer/director The Ride Home, The Goodnight Kiss
Laura is a Writer, Producer, Actor and Director. Laura began her professional career in the Film and TV industry almost 15 years ago as an actor and has appeared in numerous TV Shows including Eureka, Almost Human and Arrow as well as films including the indie smash hit It’s A Disaster... Read More →
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Clara Altimas

writer/director Christmas Green; writer/producer Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby; writer Kim’s Convenience
Clara Altimas is a writer, director and actor originally from Montreal, now based in Toronto. Her short film Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby, which she wrote, produced, and acted in premiered at the Austin Film Festival (October 2016) and was released online as part of the NSI’s film... Read More →
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Leon Cheo

writer/director, SIN-SFO, creator People Like Us webseries
Leon Cheo is an award-winning director whose webseries “People Like Us” won ‘Best Short TV Drama’ at the 2016 Independent Television Festival (ITVFest). The series has been picked up for distribution in the US by premium LGBT cable channel HereTV as well as over-the-top platform... Read More →
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Paavo Hanninen

writer/director, Tourist
Paavo Hanninen is a New Orleans-based writer, director and cinematographer.Originally from Alabama, Paavo moved to New Orleans after finishing his MFA at UT-Austin in 2012. As a director, Paavo's short films have played at Austin Film Festival, Curitiba International Film Festival... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room presented by Simplecast