2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
Saturday, October 25 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Based on True Events: Fictionalizing Disaster

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Writing about real life tragedies can be cathartic, but requires some delicate consideration when exploring something that is still so raw in an audience's hearts and memories. Still, universal themes of survival can be a powerful avenue in connecting with a wide range of viewers, and man-made and natural disasters often provide a wealth of material for writers to tap into. Panelists will talk about being true to real-life events while straddling the balance between being tastefully artistic, fictionalizing fact, and avoiding exploitation.


Saturday October 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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