AFS CREATIVE CAREERS
A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR NEW CREATORS
DON’T LET THE WORLD MISS OUT ON YOUR STORY
It’s no secret that the film and creative media industry is highly competitive and tends to offer opportunities to insiders. For those who are outsiders of this elite industry, this may feel like an unattainable dream.
MAKE YOUR DREAMS A WORKING REALITY
It’s possible to find a clear path towards a creative career despite the unique challenges or obstacles. AFS offers pathways to start your journey today.
Paid internships, technical training, connections to industry partners, professional development and job opportunities.
About AFS Creative Careers
- 700 Interns who got their first industry job.
- 38 Years Supporting Emerging Film and Creative Media Careers.
- More than 2000 AFS members investing in growing the creative media ecosystem.
- Since the AFS Grant was founded, we have given out more than 2.4 million dollars to Texas Independent filmmakers.
A six-month stipend-paid internship and training program for 18-24-year-olds who want to pursue media production careers as an alternative to or in conjunction with a college degree. The internship pathway provides 15 hours a week of technical training, professional development, and hands-on internship experience at all three of AFS’ facilities: Austin Public, Austin Studios, and AFS Cinema. After completing the program, interns will receive job placement support.
A three-month stipend-paid program followed by on-the-job opportunities to shadow professionals, work with mentors, and receive production assistant training. This pathway provides trainees who are 18 and older with audio & video production and digital media instruction, professional development, and technical skill enhancement. The participants will train a minimum of 8 hours per week before receiving job placement support.
AFS offers production and professional development courses beyond equipment certification to support Austinites who are 18 and older. Professionals who are looking to expand their production skills towards career advancement are encouraged to apply for this free development pathway.
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Learn about AFS Creative Careers and choose the pathway that’s right for you.
AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, AFS creates life-changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around great film. AFS supports filmmakers towards career leaps, encouraging exceptional artistic projects with grants and support services. AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, to attract and grow the creative media ecosystem. Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train and collaborate, provides many points of access to filmmaking and film careers. The AFS Cinema is an ambitiously programmed repertory and first run arthouse with broad community engagement. By hosting premieres, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We envision a culture in which art and industry work together to feed innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity; in order to build a more equitable, artistic and prosperous world.
This culture centers imagination, artistry and the infinite possibilities of human experience in the moving image, and supports the realization of cinema as an unparalleled form of expression and medium for exchange.
In this culture, equitable practices address historic and systemic injustice, and everyone can access great art, self-expression, careers and advancement in moving image media.