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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 […]

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 […]

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