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Austin Film Society Projects at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Austin, TX (January 22, 2019) — Kicking off January 24 in Park City, Utah, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival features six films by notable Texan filmmakers, all who have received past support from the Austin Film Society (AFS). AFS provides financial support to filmmakers through the annual AFS grant, which has awarded over $1.8 million in cash […]

Austin Film Society To Honor Brooklyn Decker With Rising Star Award at 2019 Texas Film Awards

Austin, TX – (December 18, 2018) The Austin Film Society (AFS) announced today they will honor actress and entrepreneur Brooklyn Decker with the Rising Star Award at the 2019 Texas Film Awards on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The annual event will take place at the AFS Cinema, with a red carpet followed by an intimate […]

Austin Film Society Announces January and February 2019 Programming

AUSTIN, TX (December 6, 2018) — AFS announces its January and February programming calendar with its signature blend of New Release and repertory films, all curated by AFS programmers. Major series in January include Edith Head’s Hollywood, with five films that showcase the Academy Award-winning work of this famous wardrobe designer. Each film will be followed […]

Austin Film Society Announces Artist Intensive Mentors and Participants

October 24, 2018 Austin, TX – The Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the participants and mentors for its sixth annual Artist Intensive (October 31 to November 4), a weekend of work, focus, and mentorship for emerging narrative feature filmmakers poised for career leaps. The weekend, which includes screenplay readings and rehearsals with guest actors, has […]

Austin Film Society Announces November and December 2018 Programming

AUSTIN, TX (October 4, 2018) —AFS announces its November and December programming calendar. November highlights include Essential Cinema: Devil in the Garden: Films of Luchino Visconti, with five films by the Italian filmmaker, Hill on Earth: Three Films by Walter Hill, a small selection of films by one of our favorite filmmakers, and The Puppet […]

Entertainment Industry Professionals Join the Austin Film Society Board of Directors

September 21, 2018 Austin, TX – The Austin Film Society (AFS) is proud to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Mehcad Brooks, an Austin born-and-raised actor, and Kat Candler, an independent filmmaker, AFS Grant alumna, and showrunner of the OWN television show Queen Sugar. The Board of Directors are […]

Austin Film Society Announces the 2018 AFS Grant Recipients

19 emerging Texas filmmakers and projects highlight the organization’s commitment to diversity, gender equity and artistic achievement September 5, 2018 (Austin, TX) — The Austin Film Society announced 19 recipients for its annual production fund, the AFS Grant. Since its inception, the AFS Grant has awarded $1,863,811 in cash grants to Texas filmmakers, launching important careers […]

Austin Film Society Selected As a Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation And Management

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY  SELECTED AS A GRANTEE OF BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES’ ARTS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Austin Film Society will participate in $43 million program (Austin, TX) — August 30, 2018 — Austin Film Society (AFS) today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program […]

AFS Announces Special Red Carpet Screening of WHITE BOY RICK with Matthew McConaughey

August 21, 2018 (Austin, TX) — Austin Film Society (AFS) will host a special red carpet screening of Columbia Pictures & Studio 8’s WHITE BOY RICK on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the AFS Cinema. Matthew McConaughey, who stars in the film, will introduce the film and participate in a post-screening discussion with […]

Austin Film Society Announces September and October Programming

August 8, 2018 AUSTIN, TX — AFS announces its September and October programming calendar. September highlights include Science on Screen with Alfred Hitchcock’s Man with the Golden Arm on September 9 and Art House Theater Day on September 23, a celebration of art house theaters around the nation. Featured events in October include a focus on […]

July and August Programming: New films by Texas directors, 1930s Pre-Code Treasures, The Beatles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and more

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – June 1, 2018) Austin Film Society (AFS) announces its July and August programming with an Essential Cinema series of 1970s films from German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the Beatles’ YELLOW SUBMARINE 50th anniversary restoration, an Essential Cinema series of Pre-Code Treasures from the 1930s, and the 2018 Sundance Short Film Tour, featuring […]

AFS Presents “Doc Days,” a 4-day Celebration of New Documentary Cinema, May 10-13

(Austin, TX – April 10, 2018) Alongside its full slate of May and June programs, Austin Film Society (AFS) announces its inaugural mini-festival, Doc Days, a long weekend of brand-new documentary films with visiting filmmakers from the US and abroad, taking place May 10 to 13. In addition to screening favorite new documentaries from the […]

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