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Polly Platt's Austin Film Festival Connection

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Photo courtesy of Austin Film Festival
Polly Platt was one of the original board members of the Austin Film Festival.

Members of the Austin Film Festival community are mourning the loss of Oscar nominated production designer Polly Platt this week. She was 72.

Platt was known for her writing, producing and set design among many other things in the film industry. Some of her most notable works include the art direction for Terms of Endearment, which she was nominated for an Academy Award in 1983. She also worked on the set designs for movies like "The Last Picture Show," and "Paper Moon" as well as producing the films "Say Anything" and "Bottle Rocket."

An email released by the Austin Film Festival praised her work in the film community.

She stood out for being incredibly talented, strong spoken, an inspiration to those who met and worked with her and, above all, a passionate champion of screenwriters and great storytelling.

Platt is survived by a brother and two daughters, as well as three grandchildren.

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