The Austin Film Society Will Host “An Evening With Don Hertzfeldt” Featuring the First Sneak Preview of a New Film and an In-Person Q&A Between Hertzfeldt and Director/Producer Mike Judge

Award-Winning Animator Don Hertzfeldt Will Present His
New Short Film, Me, at AFS Cinema on March 7 for the First Time With an Audience

February 15, AUSTIN, TX— The Austin Film Society will host “An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt” on March 7, where animation luminary Don Hertzfeldt will present his new, never-before-seen animated short film, Me, followed by an in-person Q&A between Hertzfeldt and fellow animation legend Mike Judge. The two-hour event will begin at 7:30 PM on March 7, the night before the 2024 SXSW Film Festival begins. 

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 11 AM on February 16 and can be purchased here or at

Pre-sale tickets and discounts will be available to AFS members at 11 AM on February 15. 

Don Hertzfeldt is the creator of such works as Rejected, It’s Such a Beautiful Day and the series World of Tomorrow. In addition, he has been nominated for two Academy Awards® and won top prizes at numerous film festivals, including Sundance. Mike Judge is the creator of Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill and many other brilliant shows and films, including Office Space and Idiocracy. Judge is also a member of AFS’s Advisory Board.

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About Austin Film Society
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, AFS creates life-changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around great film. AFS is committed to racial equity and inclusion, with an objective to deliver programs that actively dismantle the structural racism, sexism and other bias in the screen industries. AFS supports filmmakers from all backgrounds towards career leaps, encouraging exceptional artistic projects with grants and support services. AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, to attract and grow the creative media ecosystem. Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate, provides many points of access to filmmaking and film careers. The AFS Cinema is an ambitiously programmed repertory and first run arthouse with broad community engagement. By hosting premieres, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. More at

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