The lineup for this year’s Austin Film Festival is out, so strap in for multiple world premieres and screenings of lauded new films.
For the 30th anniversary of the long-running event, the festival announced a new Writer’s Writer award. Emmy-winning Cord Jefferson — who worked on “Watchmen,” “Succession,” and “The Good Place” — is the award’s inaugural winner.
Here’s what to expect from the rest of the festival, which runs Thursday, Oct. 26 to Thursday, Nov. 2:
Expect 30+ screenings of films, including:
- “The Bikeriders” starring Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, and Jodie Comer
- “Day of the Fight,” starring Michael C. Pitt, Steve Buscemi, and Joe Pesci
- “Re:Uniting,” a world premiere
- “Problem with People,” a world premiere
The first four days of the festival are also the Writers Conference, featuring panels, workshops, and networking with appearances from Dan Erickson (“Severance”), Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”), Damon Lindelof (“Lost”), and more.
Badges and passes start at $80.