Lake Travis Film Festival
The inaugural Lake Travis Film Festival was one of the last Austin-area celebrations of cinema to be held in-person in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced most local film festivals to go virtual. So it is only fitting that this year’s Lake Travis Film Festival will be one of the first local film festivals of 2021 to be held in-person as COVID-19 cases decline due to the availability of vaccinations and social distancing measures. Held June 10-13 at various venues in Bee Cave and Lakeway, the second annual Lake Travis Film Festival includes eight narrative features—led by the Austin-based director Alex Garnett’s drama After the Night With Valerie—as well as eight documentaries and programs devoted to short films, animation, young filmmaker short films, and music videos. The festival will will feature a screenwriting workshop with Hook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula screenwriter James V. Hart; a panel devoted to the Austin-based animation studio Minnow Mountain; shorts and features screenplay table reads; and a stunts workshop.
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