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AFS Announces the Lone Star Slate—A New Virtual Screening Library of Texas Films

(Image from Caballerango) MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer | brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces the Lone Star Slate—A New Virtual Screening Library of Texas Films May 21, 2020 (Austin, TX)— Austin Film Society is excited to announce the launch of the Lone Star Slate, a new virtual screening library of Texas films by AFS-supported filmmakers. The […]

Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for 2020 AFS Grant for Feature Films

(Image from Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess) MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer, brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for the 2020 AFS Grant For Feature Films Grant Funding Provides a Critical Source of Support for Texas Independent Filmmakers  May 6, 2020 (AUSTIN, TX) –The Austin Film Society announces applications are open for the 2020 AFS […]

Austin Film Society Presents Curated Virtual Screenings During AFS Cinema’s Temporary Closure

Image from Bacurau Austin Film Society Presents Curated Virtual Screenings During AFS Cinema’s Temporary Closure (April 3, 2020)—While the AFS Cinema is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Austin Film Society has announced it will present a new lineup of virtual screenings—bringing the same level of curated film programming and content that it […]

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 […]

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