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AFF Celebrates 20 Years in the Austin Film Community

Image courtesy the Austin Film Festival

Disclosure: KUT is a media sponsor of the Austin Film Festival.

The Austin Film Festival will kick off tomorrow tomorrow night. And, while this year's festival will screen some of the year's most talked-about films, such as the Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' and the star-studded 'August: Osage County,' the festival had humble beginnings. 

KUT spoke to festival co-founder Barbara Morgan, as well as previous festival participants Daniel Petrie, Jr., John Lee Hancock, Herschel Weingrod, Turk Pipkin and Jeff Nichols about the festival's focus on writers, its distinct and decidedly low-key vibe, as well as its impact on the Austin film community.

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.
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