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Since 1985, the Austin Film Society’s (AFS) mission has been to empower its community to make, watch and love film and creative media. We do this by curating and screening 200+ rarely seen films at our art house theater, AFS at the Marchesa. Filmmaker support includes cash grants and services (totaling $1.5 million since 1996 to 385 emerging filmmakers residing in Texas) through the Austin Film Society Grant (formerly TFPF). Through Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility operated by AFS, productions have generated  $1.35 billion in economic impact since 2001. AFS also brings along the next generation through its year-round AFS Film Club after school program in 16 under-served public schools, the AFS Internship program that has trained 279 interns since 2001, and helped place 623 professionals in creative media jobs and through Summer @ Austin Studios welcoming 300 students to our campus to learn each year. By hosting premieres, special events at major film festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Festivals & Conferences and AFS’s annual gala the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin’s talent and community leaders to the wider film community.  



The Austin Film Society is looking for an enthusiastic, reliable Filmmaking Mentor to teach unique afterschool digital filmmaking workshops for 4th & 5th grade students. 

The AFS Film Club works with under-resourced schools and focuses on artistic and personal development in students. These workshops provide a safe and nurturing project-based environment for creative expression. 

Must be available to start ASAP, with training starting late-August/early-September and the school semester begining mid-September.  Must be about to work 3 to 4 days a week during afterschool hours (2:30pm-6:30pm) throughout the Fall 2014 school year.  Program runs through December.

    •    Background in film studies or filmmaking.
    •    Teaching and/or training experience involving kids.
    •    Familiarity with Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro.
    •    Bachelor’s degree or close to graduation.
    •    Experience working with at-risk students and/or students in 4th & 5th grade.
    •    Spanish speaker.
    •    Previous experience working with AISD or another Texas school district.

If chosen, you will be required to have a background check and fingerprinting done. 
This is a part-time, contract labor position that is paid hourly.  Teaching hours are paid at $25/hour with some training hours billed at $15/hour.

If selected for this current job opening, you will also be considered for future opportunities with AFS, including our Spring 2015 afterschool semester, Summer @ Austin Studios camps, one-time workshops and speaking engagements.  The AFS Filmmaking Mentors are a team that work together to provice AFS' quality education programming.

Interested Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Katy Daiger Dial at  Please reference “Filmmaking Mentor” in the subject line. 

Internship & Film Referral Program now accepting applications.

The AFS Internship and Film Referral Program is comprised of two phases. Our goals are to educate participants about the film and arts industries and facilitate job placement in the field. The first phase is an Office Internship, followed by a Senior Internship and the Film Referral Program. The Internships each last a semester and takes place at the AFS Offices at Austin Studios. The Film Referral phase is ongoing. More information & application >



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Sat, 30 Aug 2014
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Arthouse: GAS-S-S-S
Sun, 31 Aug 2014
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Narratives-In-Progress: LOST COLONY
Wed, 03 Sep 2014
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Special Screening: NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY
Wed, 03 Sep 2014
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Essential Cinema: ASHES AND DIAMONDS
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Arthouse: Orson Welles' OTHELLO
Sun, 07 Sep 2014
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Moviemaker Dialogue: Clearing it: Filmmakers, Musicians, and Copyright Law
Mon, 08 Sep 2014
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Arthouse: Orson Welles' OTHELLO
Tue, 09 Sep 2014
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Narratives-In-Progress: FOUND FOOTAGE 3D
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