Barbara Morgan


Barbara Morgan co-founded Austin Film Festival in 1993 and has served as the sole Executive Director since 1999. As a filmmaker, Morgan developed and produced the film Natural Selection, which has aired on Showtime, the Sci-fi channel, and was released internationally. Morgan also co-produced the feature documentary Antone’s: Home of the Blues, which was also released internationally.

Most recently, Morgan produced the documentary feature, Portrait of Wally (2012), and the narrative feature Spring Eddy (2012).

She developed and produces the TV/Radio/Podcast series On Story, currently airing on PBS and PRI stations across the country.

In 2010, Morgan produced a reading of Bud Shrake’s play “A Friend of Carlos Monson” with director Jeff Nichols. In 2013 Morgan co-edited “On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft”, which was published by UT Press.

Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations, including International Film Festival Summit and The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.