Positions at AFS

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 mediamakers 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.


Senior Manager, Filmmaker Support

Job Purpose Summary
AFS is seeking a Senior Manager to develop, support, and maintain its slate of Filmmaker Support programs. AFS Filmmaker Support programs nurture the local film ecosystem by providing life-changing opportunities to artists and producers through grants, support services, and educational and networking opportunities. The Manager will utilize industry knowledge, experience, and current trends to inform program development and provide counseling to artists. The Manager will also conduct events, panels, workshops, and more to connect artists with opportunities, resources, and people and position regional filmmakers for career leaps. The successful candidate will have film production experience, including development, financing, physical production, post-production, and distribution for independent film.

This position will report to the Director of Programs and serves as supervisor to the Filmmaker Support Coordinator. They will work closely with Filmmaker Support and Marketing staff as well as a variety of artists, creatives, and industry and community partners on a regular basis.
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The AFS Creative Careers program offers paid internships, technical training and professional development. Learn more about the program structure and offerings at https://www.austinfilm.org/creative-careers/