Austin Film Society Kicks Off the 2018 Texas Film Awards

AUSTIN, TX – (November 8, 2017) Ticket sales open today for the Austin Film Society’s 2018 Texas Film Awards, to be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, on the eve of the SXSW Film Festival. The annual event will take place for the first time at the newly opened AFS Cinema, recently named a Best of Austin […]

November and December 2017 Programming at AFS

AUSTIN, TX – (October 9, 2017) Audiences will be treated to a wide variety of films, old and new, from around the world with filmmaker visits, more new restorations than ever, and exciting new release films. Texas filmmaking legends Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez host special screenings, the UCLA Festival of Preservation visits Austin for the first time, […]

AFS Announces 2017 Artist Intensive: Acclaimed Filmmakers and Producers Mentor Emerging Artists

AUSTIN, TX – (October 11, 2017) The Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the participants and mentors for its fifth annual Artist Intensive (October 19-22), 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 been instrumental in providing artists […]

AFS Announces Red Carpet Texas Premiere Of Linklater’s New Film LAST FLAG FLYING

  AUSTIN, TX – (October 5, 2017) The Austin Film Society (AFS) and Amazon Studios will host the Texas Red Carpet Premiere of Richard Linklater’s new film LAST FLAG FLYING on Tuesday, October 24, at the AFS Cinema. Tickets will go on sale to AFS members on October 5 and the general public on October […]


AUSTIN, TX – (August 28, 2017) The Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the recipients of the 2017 AFS Grants, which awarded $110,000 in cash grants and $33,000 of in-kind support to 34 filmmakers who reside in Texas. This year’s recipients range from rising stars of the independent film world to new discoveries. With this grant, […]

Austin Film Society announces the 2017 AFS Grant panelists

(AUSTIN, TX)–The Austin Film Society (AFS) announces this year’s AFS Grant Jury who will determine the recipients of this year’s AFS Grant, which includes $105,000 in cash awards and more than $40,000 of in-kind goods and services. The AFS Grant Jury will convene in Austin in late August to make final decisions on Grant recipients for the 2017 cycle. Each year, AFS selects a panel of jurors from […]


June 13, 2017 (AUSTIN, TX) — Austin Film Society (AFS) announces their specialty programming for July and August, including director retrospectives, traveling programs, special guests, themed series, anniversary screenings and new award-winning documentaries. In July, AFS’s long running Essential Cinema series will feature a selection of award-winning animated features from around the world, including the works […]


(AUSTIN, TX) — The Austin Film Society announced today the opening programs of the new AFS Cinema, the organization’s first ever two-screen arthouse theater.  With the opening of the new theater in late May, AFS returns with its classic programming, including repertory series, new restorations, documentaries, independent films and premieres. Additionally, AFS has added a program […]

AFS Cinema Announces Head Chef; Previews Menu

May 8, 2017 (Austin, Texas) – Austin Film Society’s AFS Cinema, the two-screen arthouse theater featuring a café and bar, has released an exclusive first look at their menu and announced the hiring of head chef, Peter Klein. Peter joins the consultants from WHM Hospitality, Bill Mann and Jorge Hernandez, in developing a fresh, Austin-centric […]

2017 AFS Grant Accepting Applications

Austin Film Society announces its annual fund for emerging Texas filmmakers, the AFS Grant, is open for submissions as of April 17, 2017. During this year’s grant cycle, AFS will award $105,000 in cash grants, and will surpass $1.8 million in cash and services given to Texas filmmakers since 1996. The application is online at […]

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