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Sunday, October 28 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Indie Film Track: Stranger Than Fiction

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Though documentaries are generally pieces of non-fiction, they still very much employ conventions of storytelling. In fact, there's even a multi-layered writing process involved. From conception to post-production, documentary filmmakers are required to constantly adapt to unforeseeable elements and craft a narrative based off the stories and accounts they are able to capture. Join these filmmakers for a conversation on the importance and techniques of planning, interviews, editing, and storytelling through documentaries.

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Greg Curtis

Gregory Curtis was the Editor of Texas Monthly from 1981-2000. During his editorship, the magazine won many prizes including five National Magazine Awards. In 2000, he was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review as one of the ten best magazine editors in the country. Curtis has... Read More →

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Julie Getz

director/producer Care to Laugh; Director of Development TV/ Film/ Podcasts, AARP Studios
Julie began her career in the film and television industry 16 years ago as an intern for a local news station in Washington, DC.   It was a leap from what she was presently doing, writing policy reports as a research assistant, and when presented with the opportunity to work in a... Read More →
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Emily Kassie

Emily Kassie is an award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker. She is currently the Director of Visual Projects at The Marshall Project. Her work focuses on human rights, corruption and violence, reporting for outlets including The New York Times, NBC, BBC among others... Read More →
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Jethro Waters

director F/11 and Be There, In Love’s Shadow, Remains
Jethro Waters is a writer, producer, filmmaker, and photographer. His directorial debut for a feature film is F/11 and Be There - a portrait of legendary photographer Burk Uzzle. Jethro directed the short film In Love’s Shadow, a film about iconic photographer Ralph Burns and his... Read More →

Sunday October 28, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Assembly Room