The AFS Artist Intensive is a 3-day weekend of work, focus and mentorship for emerging Texas narrative feature filmmakers poised for career leaps. The weekend, which includes meetings, screenplay readings and rehearsals with a cast of guest actors, has been instrumental in providing artists with creative feedback, resources and momentum for their projects. The participants are writer-directors in the development phase with a project, and have not yet gone into production. Participants are selected from the applicant pool for the previous year’s AFS Grant. Over a course of a weekend, each writer/director team is matched with a writer/director creative advisor and a producing mentor. Each script is read in full and workshopped with a cast of professional actors.