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AFS Cinema

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.

Filmmaker Support

AFS is here to ensure that independent film artists can work, create, and thrive in Texas by providing financial support and professional development resources. In response to the effect the pandemic has had on our community of filmmakers, we refocused our efforts and redirected our resources towards the AFS Grant. We continue to offer accessibly priced online classes for media creators while preparing to reopen Austin Public for our community. 

Your support sustains AFS programs while we work towards reopening the AFS Cinema, and ensures Austin filmmakers have the resources they need to work when funds for independent media projects are more scarce than ever.

Inner Circle Membership

The Inner Circle is AFS’s exclusive giving circle for philanthropically minded film lovers.

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

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