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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
Sunday, October 26 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Independent Filmmaking Track: The Long and the Short of It

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Sling Blade. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Saw. Machete. Bottle Rocket. 12 Monkeys. All feature films that, actually, started as shorts! Take part in this discussion on how to not only craft a strong short film, but also how to use it as a great platform when thinking about the big(ger) picture—turning it into a feature. Panelists who did just that will share insight from their own journeys: the advance planning, the marketing advantages, and how to best apply the lessons learned when transitioning from producing a short to a feature film.

Filmmakers
avatar for Antonia Bogdanovich

Antonia Bogdanovich

CEO/Owner, STATION 8 FILMS
Antonia Bogdanovich is a writer, director, and actress who has accrued an impressively long and varied resume. Even before attending UCLA where she wrote her first screenplay, Antonia worked as a production assistant on George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick, was an assistant editor... Read More →
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Brad Ragland

director Looking for Lions
Since graduating in 2001 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Bradley W. Ragland has been working in the industry producing various music videos (Stephen Curtis Chapman, Jump5, Helmet), commercials (IFC's SXSW campaign, Partnership for Drug Free America) and web series... Read More →
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Norman Lesperance

writer Looking for Lions
Tenacity and resilience have been the hallmarks of Norman Lesperance’s career. While studying at Brooks Institute of Photography, Lesperance co-wrote, produced and directed his first feature film as well as writing and producing a Vietnam/Twilight Zone-style short.Following a grueling... Read More →


Sunday October 26, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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