Donate to AFS



AFS is working hard to bring film culture to your digital doorstep while supporting filmmakers and planning for the reopening of the AFS Cinema and Austin Public. 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.

AFS Cinema

The AFS Cinemathe home for all who love the very best in classic, foreign, and new independent filmremains temporarily closed, but will be back! Until then, we’re continuing to bring curated programming and the latest independent films to your home through our new virtual screening platform AFS@home, with a portion of ticket sales going directly towards our plans to reopen the Cinema. You can read more on the reopening of the AFS Cinema here.

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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