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Austin Film Society Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

(New AFS Board Members, clockwise from top left: Heather Page, Charles Ramírez Berg, Christopher Rios, Ya’Ke Smith, and Irene Shoghi) AFS MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer | brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces New Board Members Organization Welcomes Five Seasoned Film and Community Leaders to its Board of Directors, September 2020 – August 2023 February 11, 2021 […]

2021 Sundance Film Festival and AFS Announce Program Selections Debuting in Austin at Pioneer Farms Drive-In

(Still from narrative feature SON OF MONARCHS)  MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org 2021 Sundance Film Festival and Austin Film Society Announce Program Selections Debuting in Austin at Pioneer Farms Drive-in AFS Hosts Series of Free Online Panels in Conjunction with the Festival January 7, 2021 (Austin, TX) — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced […]

Austin Film Society Announces the 2020 AFS Grant for Short Films Recipients

(Image from UNTITLED MUGENI PROJECT, animated documentary short by Amy Bench) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Recipients of the 2020 AFS Grant for Short Films Eleven Emerging Filmmakers and Short Projects Reflect the Diversity of the Texas Filmmaking Community December 16, 2020 (Austin, TX) — The Austin Film Society […]

AFS Launches New Platform for its Virtual Cinema – AFS@home

(Image from MARTIN EDEN, opening today through our new virtual platform AFS@home) MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer | brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Launches New Platform for its Virtual Cinema — AFS@home Brings the Latest in Independent Film to Your Home Beginning October 16 October 16, 2020 (Austin, TX)—The Austin Film Society is excited to announce the […]

Austin Film Society Announces the 2020 AFS Grant for Feature Films Recipients

(image from FLY GIRL, one of the 2020 AFS Grant for Feature Films recipients)  MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society hands out $111,000 in cash grants to feature film projects by Texas Filmmakers The 15 recipients of the 2020 AFS Grant for Feature Films reflect the diversity of Texas’ filmmaking community […]

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 […]

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