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AFS Announces 2020 Texas Film Hall of Fame Honorees Erykah Badu and Shelley Duvall for March 12 Event, Rising Star Award for Kaitlyn Dever, Star of Texas Award for the 1970 film Brewster McCloud, featuring Duvall and Michael Murphy, Screening featuring cast on March 11

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin, TX – (February 20, 2020) Today the Austin Film Society (AFS) announced they will honor Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, producer, and performer Erykah Badu. She will be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame with the Soundtrack Award at the 20th anniversary of the Texas Film […]

AFS to Honor Booksmart and Unbelievable Star Kaitlyn Dever with Rising Star Award at the 2020 Texas Film Awards, Parker Posey to Host as Master of Ceremonies, Grammy Award winner Adrian Quesada to perform, Annual Event to take place March 12, 2020 at Austin Studios

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin, TX – (February 4, 2020) Today the Austin Film Society (AFS) announced they will honor actress Kaitlyn Dever, star of Unbelievable and Booksmart with the Rising Star Award at the 20th anniversary of the Texas Film Awards.  This award honors an actor who has made a lasting […]

Austin Film Society Announces March/April 2020 Film Program

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org AFS Announces March/April 2020 Programming Includes Lucrecia Martel’s Salta Trilogy, a series exploring Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s life and legacy in cinema, World Cinema Classics featuring the Three Colours Trilogy (Blue, White, and Red), New French Cinema Week, a special program of film work by legendary land artist Nancy […]

Austin Film Society Announces Recipients of the 2019 AFS Grant for Short Films

(Film still from BIRDS) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org December 17, 2019 Austin Film Society Announces Recipients of the 2019 AFS Grant for Short Films Surpasses the $2 Million Mark in Grants to Texas Filmmakers since 1996 Ten emerging Texas filmmakers and projects highlight the organization’s commitment to diversity, gender equity, and artistic […]

Austin Film Society Announces Jan/Feb 2020 Film Program

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org December 5, 2019 AFS Announces January/February 2020 Programming Includes series featuring films of Jeanne Moreau and Sidney Poitier, an Austin Studios 20th Anniversary series, John Cameron Mitchell live in-person, Love Stories for Valentine’s Day, and much more. AUSTIN, TX—Austin Film Society announces its January and February calendar featuring […]

AFS Announces Martin C. Jones as New Director of Austin Studios

(photo by Serra Hadsell) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org December 4, 2019 AFS Announces Veteran Film/Television Executive Martin C. Jones Appointed Director of Austin Studios (AUSTIN, TX)—The Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the appointment of Martin C. Jones as the new Director of Austin Studios. Jones, a film and television industry veteran with […]

AFS Announces the Launch of the Creative Media Center at Austin Studios

(Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org November 19, 2019 Austin Film Society Announces the Completion of National Guard Building Renovation, to be called The Creative Media Center at Austin Studios Creative Media Center to Provide Accessible Space and Jobs in Austin’s Film/TV Sector Creative Media Center is Site for New […]

AFS Announces the 2019 Artist Intensive Participants and Mentors

(2019 Artist Intensive participants, left to right: Channing Godfrey Peoples, Morrisa Maltz, Maria Lorena Padilla, and Ryan Darbonne) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org October 11, 2019 Austin Film Society Announces the 2019 Artist Intensive Participants and Mentors Austin, TX—The Austin Film Society announces the participants and mentors for its annual Artist Intensive (October […]

Austin Film Society Announces Nov/Dec 2019 Film Program

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org October 8, 2019 AFS Announces November/December 2019 Program Includes a spotlight on Austin’s original film club, Cinema 40; Best of Cassavetes/Rowlands; Special Screenings with Molly Haskell and Christine Vachon; our favorite international holiday classics; and more. AUSTIN, TX—Austin Film Society announces its November and December calendar featuring our […]

France’s Pompidou Centre to Honor Richard Linklater This November

(Photo courtesy of the Pompidou Centre, photo by PH Migeat) September 30, 2019 France’s Pompidou Centre To Honor Richard Linklater With Career Retrospective and Exhibition This November Richard Linklater: Filming Time as Material Celebrates Linklater and Austin Film Community Austin Film Society Spotlighted with Dedicated Gallery September 30, 2019 (Austin, TX) — The Austin Film […]

Austin Film Society Announces the 2019 AFS Grant Recipients

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org September 4, 2019 Twelve emerging Texas filmmakers and projects highlight the organization’s commitment to diversity, gender equity, and artistic achievement September 4, 2019 (Austin, TX) — The Austin Film Society announces 12 recipients for the fall funding cycle of the AFS Grant, the annually renewed production fund for […]

Austin Film Society Announces New Board Members 2019

AFS MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer | brady@austinfilm.org September 1, 2019 AFS Announces New Board Members 2019 Leaders in Film and Entertainment Industry to Begin September 1 Austin, TX—The Austin Film Society (AFS) is proud to announce the election of seven new members to its Board of Directors: Robert Rodriguez, John Pierson, Cecilia Conti, LeMel Humes, […]

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