Slackery News Tidbits, August 20


Here's the latest in Austin film news.

  • Don Simpson's Film School Rejects column "Austin Cinematic Limits" reports that PJ Raval's Untitled Gay Retiree Documentary, Kat Candler's and Kelly Williams' Hellion, as well as Clay Liford's script-in-progress Cutlet were selected as part of next month's 34th Annual Independent Film Week's Project Forum. The purpose of the project is to provide opportunities for independent filmmakers to connect with industry professionals. 
  • UT alums Will James Moore's and Jonathan Case's independent film Satellite of Love (Jette's review) won a Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas Film Festival. The Central Texas-shot film, about a love triangle between friends that unfolds over the course of a week, will screen at next month's Ruby Mountain Film Festival in Nevada. 
  • Fantastic Fest 2011 favorite Juan of the Dead (Rod's review), about a Cuban slacker who capitalizes on a zombie invasion, is now available on DVD and VOD via Vudu and iTunes.
  • Tickets are on sale now for Austin Film Festival's 10th annual Film and Food Party on Oct. 17 at the Driskill Hotel. Mix and mingle with some of Austin's finest while supporting the arts. Event proceeds benefit AFF's Young Filmmakers Program. 
  • Interested in filmmaking? ACC's new RTF Department's website allows people to learn more about the school's programs and production facilities, as well as view student and faculty film projects and profiles. In an effort to provide an affordable education, ACC announced the new Deborah Hill Memorial Scholarship

Check out the new Satellite of Love trailer below.