Barbara Morgan co-founded the Austin Film Festival in 1994 and has served as the sole Executive Director since 1999. As a filmmaker, Morgan developed and produced the film Natural Selection. The film has been on Showtime, the Sci-fi channel and was released internationally. In 2005, Morgan co-produced the feature documentary Antones: Home of the Blues, which has been released internationally as well. Most recently, Morgan produced a documentary for the Austin Independent School District 125th anniversary. Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations, including Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Film Festival Summit and The Wittliff Collection.
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In this episode you'll learn:
- [01:18] How did Barbara end up as an executive director at a film festival
- [05:20] How was AFF differentiated from all the other festivals
- [06:05] How to monetize a film festival
- [11:10] How was AFF funded in its first year
- [15:50] How is AFF sorting through the film submissions
- [22:13] AFF script selection process
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