Donate to AFS



The pandemic has forced AFS to make sweeping changes to programs and operations, allowing us to continue supporting our community while we work towards a rebuilt future. Our priorities are to plan for the reopening of the AFS Cinema, to keep Austin Public as a key resource in providing access to tools of production for the community, to support Texas artists through this difficult period, and to keep Austin Studios open for business.

We hope you will consider donating to the ongoing work of AFS in empowering the community to make, watch, and love film and creative media.

Support AFS Programs

We are working hard to continue our support of local filmmakers while remaining a vital film culture resource. We’re now offering accessibly priced training classes online for Austin media creators to be ready to utilize Austin Public and its tools. Through our virtual screenings, we are sharing art-house favorites and works by AFS-supported filmmakers close to our hearts. We’ve deepened the content on our AFS Viewfinders website and podcast. And we will continue bringing film culture to your digital doorstep until we can gather at the cinema again.

Support the AFS Grant Fund

Since Richard Linklater started the AFS Grant fund in 1996, we’ve given out more than $2 million in cash grants to 425 of the most promising Texas filmmakers of all backgrounds, including Annie Silverstein (BULL), Kat Candler (HELLION), Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan (PAHOKEE), and Keith Maitland (TOWER). Your donation will ensure these filmmakers have the resources they need to work, especially now when funds for independent media projects are more scarce than ever.

80% of your donation will go directly to the AFS Grant Fund and 20% to program administration.

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

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