Donate to AFS


Help sustain all facets of AFS, including programming and screenings at AFS Cinema,  ongoing filmmaker support and the AFS Grant, low-cost media-making resources and training at Austin Public, and our new workforce development program, Creative Careers.

Become a Member or Join the AFS Impact Circle!

  • Membership provides essential philanthropic support for the AFS Cinema and our educational and artistic programs. Become a member today for valuable benefits, money-saving perks, and thought-provoking films!
  • AFS Impact Circle is our giving program for donors annually at the $1,000 level and above. Your philanthropy helps us nourish the community of artists and filmmakers that makes Austin a culturally vibrant place to live.


Your support helps us fund our many programs including:


The AFS Cinema—a home for all who love the very best in classic, foreign, and new independent film— seeks to offer alternate perspectives from corporate and mainstream media, and support a culture that values art, artists and personal expression. Films from Texas filmmakers are frequently on our screens. We seek to be a beacon for all who value great cinema and global perspectives, and a hub for our creative community.


AFS is here to ensure that independent film artists can work, create, and thrive in Texas by providing financial support and professional development resources. The AFS Grant is one of our pinnacle programs that provides cash grants to artists traditionally underrepresented in the film industry and working outside large industry centers. At Austin Public we offer low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and content distribution services to all Austinites. Your support ensures Austin filmmakers have the resources they need to work when funds for independent media projects are more scarce than ever.


Creative Careers is a workforce development program and talent incubator for people seeking jobs in film, a highly competitive industry that tends to offer opportunities to insiders. Our goal is to empower participants to overcome these hurdles with hands-on training, professional development and connections to industry partners. Creative Careers provides a direct path forward to a career in the film industry and endeavors to lay the bricks for a more equitable, artistic and prosperous world.


Thank you for your support! Questions? Contact us at or 512.322.0145.