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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 […]

Austin Film Society Announces the Recipients of the 2021 AFS Grant for Feature Films

(Film still from Rancho, directed by 2021 grant recipient Andrés Torres) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces the Recipients of the 2021 AFS Grant for Feature Films Ten feature-length film projects and 14 emerging directors reflect the diversity and exceptional talent of Texas’ filmmaking community September 7, 2021 (Austin, TX) […]

Austin Film Society Announces September/October 2021 Film Program

(Still from Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga) MEDIA CONTACT Brady Dyer, Communications Manager brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces September/October 2021 Program Includes Lucrecia Martel’s Salta Trilogy, films of Billy Wilder, a special Werner Herzog series featuring brand new restorations, AFS’s Third Annual Doc Days, World Cinema Classics, newly restored screen gems, and much more. August 12, […]

Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for the 2021 AFS Grant for Short Films – Now Open

(Still from Chinwe Okorie’s short film ELEPHANT!, a 2020 AFS Grant recipient) MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer, brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for the 2021 AFS Grant for Short Films Applications Open Today, Deadline to Apply September 13 August 2, 2021 (Austin, TX) —The Austin Film Society announces applications are now open for […]

Austin Film Society Announces the AFS Cinema Will Open Thursday, July 15 with a Spectacular Summer Lineup

(Still from The Last Picture Show directed by Peter Bogdanovich, 1971) MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer, brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces the AFS Cinema Will Open July 15 AFS Cinema Returns with a Lineup of Programs for July and August To Celebrate the World of Cinema on the Big Screen Tickets On Sale Friday, June 25 […]

Austin Film Society Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Reopen the AFS Cinema Summer 2021 – AFS Cinema’s Next Picture Show

MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer, brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Reopening Campaign— AFS Cinema’s Next Picture Show AFS Raising Funds to Reopen the AFS Cinema in Summer 2021, Campaign Launches Today, May 6 May 6, Austin, TX—Austin Film Society announces a new crowdfunding campaign to reopen the AFS Cinema—AFS Cinema’s Next Picture Show (austinfilm.org/nextpictureshow). The campaign […]

Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for the 2021 AFS Grant for Feature Films – Now Open

(Still from AFS-supported film Inbetween Girl by Mei Makino, winner of the Audience Award, Visions Category, at SXSW 2021) MEDIA CONTACT: Brady Dyer, brady@austinfilm.org Austin Film Society Announces Call for Entries for the 2021 AFS Grant For Feature Films Grant Funding Provides a Critical Source of Support for Texas Independent Filmmakers April 12, AUSTIN, TX […]

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 […]

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