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Behind the Scenes and Screens Panel

  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Motion Media Arts Center, 2200 Tillery St, Austin, TX

WIFT Austin Presents

In Partnership with Onion Creek Productions and Austin School of Film/Austin Cinemaker Space


  • Thursday, September 29, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Motion Media Arts Center, 2200 Tillery Street, Austin, TX

How do you navigate the roles of the industry? Here’s somewhere to start!

Join us for a free film panel featuring industry pros in the Austin area. You will be able to sit in on meaningful discussion while also getting the chance to ask questions. An excellent learning & networking opportunity for any local filmmaker! Drinks & light bites provided.


Ai Vuong (Moderator)

Ai is a producer, writer, design thinker, creative consultant, and improviser with years of experience in youth empowerment. She is the Director of Creativity for School of Slow Media and co-founder of TAPI Story. Ai’s experience is rooted in a deep commitment to enabling creative confidence and capacity.

Catie Caccie (Panelist)

For almost two decades Catie Cacci has been telling stories through commercials and film. As an editor at TBD POST she uses her documentary experience to find unique ways to tell branded stories and edit doc-style commercials, shorts, and features. Catie works with a variety of clients in advertising and film including large teams with layers of approval processes to smaller more intimate collaborations. Catie has edited campaigns for companies like YETI, INDEED, EA SPORTS, AARP, the US Air Force, and many more. Some of her film credits include, "Homestate" and several documentary features including "Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission" and “Sushi: The Global Catch" (which she co-edited with Sandra Adair).

Ari Guerrero ((Panelist)

Ari Guerrero is a Native Texican and graduate of The University of Texas. She has been working in the Austin Film Industry for over a decade. Her father was a videographer in South Texas, and at the age of 7, Ari became his cable wrangler, sparking her interest in motion picture. As many in the biz do, Ari began her journey in the film industry as a production assistant. Over the years she dabbled in the art, wardrobe, and direction departments, ultimately finding her stride in locations. She has been a location manager for 8 years now.

Alicia Topolncky (Panelist)

Alicia Topolncky is an Intimacy Coordinator based in Austin, TX. Alicia's goal is to empower artists to safely and efficiently craft intimate scenes which will deepen their storytelling. She does this by bringing choreography, consent-centered practices, and dedicated support to each phase of film, TV, or stage production. Alicia is also a certified Community Health Worker through the Texas DSHS, a certified mental-health first-aider, and a SAFD, ATME, and WIFT member and instructor.

This event is presented in partnership by WIFT Austin, Onion Creek Productions, and Austin School of Film + Austin Cinemaker Space.



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