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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Fred Strype

Moderator
Fred Strype is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose work has been screened and honored internationally.  He is a tenured professor and the Director of the Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Media Arts Program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.  He served on the faculty of his alma mater, Columbia University in the Graduate Film Division where he earned his MFA.  He heads up Raindance Pictures, an independent production company and is the former Executive Director of the Irving Texas Film Commission serving Dallas/Ft. Worth.  He won the Grand Prize at the Nantucket Film Festival, The Showtime Tony Cox Award in Screenwriting and was also a 2008 member of the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony.  He has been a screenwriting juror and conference moderator/panelist at the Austin Film Festival for five years, where he was a past award recipient for his screenwriting.  His most recent work includes his award-winning short film, Got Next which just finished a three-year run on the festival circuit.  He also just completed the 13-episode first season of the web series, Socially Active on which he is co-creator, executive producer and director with partner Douglas MacHugh.