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AFS Announces Call for Entries for the 2022 AFS Grant for Short Films

(Still from Tay Mansmann’s short film OBSCURA, a 2021 AFS Grant for Short Films recipient) MEDIA CONTACT Cecilia Conti cecilia@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for the 2022 AFS Grant For Short Films- Now Open  Applications Open Today, Deadline to Apply September 16th, 2022 August 3, 2022, AUSTIN, TX –The Austin Film Society […]

Austin Film Society Announces the 2022 Artist Intensive Participants and Mentors

(2022 Artist Intensive participants, left to right: Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt, Barbara Cigarroa, and Paloma Hernández) MEDIA CONTACT Cecilia Conti cecilia@austinfilm.org May 4th, 2022 Austin Film Society Announces the 2022 Artist Intensive Participants and Mentors  Mentors include Acclaimed Show Creator and Filmmaker Noah Hawley, Richard Linklater, Elizabeth Avellán, Jennifer Phang and Toby Halbrooks.  Austin, TX—The Austin […]

AFS to Honor Evan Smith at A Toast to Texas Film, March 10, 2022

Media Contact: Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society To Honor Evan Smith, Co-Founder of Texas Hall of Fame and Former AFS Board Member at A Toast To Texas Film March 10, 2022 February 22, 2022— AFS announces that Evan Smith, CEO and founder of The Texas Tribune and longtime AFS supporter, will be […]

Austin Film Society Announces the March/April 2022 Film Program

(Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue, 1980) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org AFS Announces March/April 2022 Program Calendar Includes new films from the Middle East, the ‘Lost Films from Taiwan’ in partnership with the Austin Asian American Film Festival, Newly-restored selections including The Conversation, Evergreen classics Mulholland Drive, Eve’s Bayou, The Wicker Man, […]

Austin Film Society Receives NEA Grant as Part of the American Rescue Plan

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society to Receive $150,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as Part of the American Rescue Plan January 27, 2022 (AUSTIN, TX) — Austin Film Society is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National […]

Austin Film Society Announces Rakeda L. Ervin as New Director of Community Education

(Rakeda Ervin, photo by Isaac Rowry) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org AFS Announces Television and Creative Media Industry Veteran Rakeda L. Ervin Appointed Director of Community Education January 20, 2022 (AUSTIN, TX)—The Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the appointment of Rakeda L. Ervin as the new Director of Community Education. A film, television, […]

Austin Film Society Announces the 2021 AFS Grant for Short Films Recipients

(Still from THE LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR by Dèjá Cresencia Bernhardt) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Recipients of the 2021 AFS Grant for Short Films Eight Short Projects and Ten Directors Reflect the Diversity and Exceptional Talent of Texas’ Filmmaking Community December 20, 2021 (Austin, TX) — The Austin Film […]

Austin Film Society Announces January/February 2022 Film Program

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces January/February 2022 Program This Winter’s Essential Cinema includes the films of Lynne Ramsay, Akira Kurosawa’s noir works, and a special series featuring the work of Bill Morrison, newly-restored masterpieces from around the globe, Doc Nights, Love Month picks, and much more. December 9, 2021 […]

Austin Film Society Presents Works by Bill Morrison for its January/February 2022 Essential Cinema Series – Bill Morrison in person at select screenings

(Still from Bill Morrison’s Decasia) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org   Austin Film Society and UT’s Visual Arts Center Present Works by Bill Morrison for its January & February 2022 Essential Cinema Series, Bill Morrison in person at select screenings January 20 – February 10, at the AFS Cinema November 22, 2021 (AUSTIN, […]

Austin Film Society Announces New Board Members, 2021 – 2024

(New Board Members: Katy Bettner, Bart Knaggs, and Kiki Lambden-Stout) AFS MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer | brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces New Board Members Three Leaders in the Film, Game Development, and Hospitality Industries Join the AFS Board of Directors October 2021 – August 2024 November 18, 2021 (Austin, TX)—The Austin Film Society (AFS) is […]

Austin Film Society Announces November/December 2021 Film Program

MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces November/December 2021 Program Includes the films of Federico Fellini, New restorations of Werner Herzog’s documentaries, a special series featuring Cameroonian filmmaker Rosine Mbakam, festival award-winners, partner events with Experimental Response Cinema and The Contemporary Austin, a selection of our favorite holiday classics, and much […]

Austin Film Society Announces Third Annual Doc Days, Oct 14 – 17 at the AFS Cinema

(Still from Todd Haynes’ new documentary The Velvet Underground) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Third Annual AFS Doc Days Spotlighting Outstanding New Documentaries from Around the Globe Including Opening Night Film THE VELVET UNDERGROUND by Todd Haynes and Centerpiece FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen October 14 – 17, at […]

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