AFS Announces New Grants to Encourage Diversity in Filmmaking

$130,000 Available to Emerging Texas Filmmakers (AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 2, 2018) Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the inaugural New Texas Voices Grant, a cash grant of $10,000 and industry mentorship, for first-time filmmakers of color traditionally underrepresented in independent film, and the new North Texas Pioneer Film Grant of $30,000 for emerging filmmakers who […]

Austin Film Society announces Texas Premieres for French Films in 2018 New French Cinema Week

(AUSTIN, TX) MARCH 26, 2018 – Austin Film Society (AFS) announces the 2018 line-up for New French Cinema Week, a five-day festival of award-winning Francophone films from leading new names in global cinema. The festival occurs Wednesday, April 25 to Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the AFS Cinema. WHO:  Austin Film Society WHAT:  Austin Film Society announces […]

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Presenters & Additional Guests for Texas Film Awards

Austin Film Society announces Texas Film Awards presenters and special guests TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET, THANDIE NEWTON, REGINA HALL and RICHARD LINKLATER WHO: Austin Film Society WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, March 8, 2018 Honoree Brunch and Press Conference, 11 a.m., Fairmont Hotel, 101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Texas Film Awards, 7 p.m., AFS Cinema, 6406 […]

Karlovy Vary IFF to pay tribute to Austin Film Society

Richard Linklater will be among guests of the program focusing on filmmakers from Texas   AUSTIN, TX (FEBRUARY 18, 2018) –The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29 – July 7, 2018) will dedicate a special section to the Austin Film Society, the non-profit film organization founded in 1985 which has grown into one of […]

Janus Films and AFS Announce U.S. Premiere of Olivier Assayas’ Restored COLD WATER (1994) with Director In Person Copy

JANUS FILMS ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER US THEATRICAL RELEASE OF AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OLIVIER ASSAYAS’ COLD WATER (1994), FOLLOWING THE US PREMIERE WITH THE AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY ON MARCH 9 The film received a stunning 4k restoration and will open theatrically beginning April 2018 Assayas will be in attendance for the premiere in Austin, along with a limited […]

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Texas Film Awards Honorees

 AUSTIN, TX (February 6, 2018) —  Today the Austin Film Society (AFS) announced that eight-time Academy-Award® nominated screenwriter and director Paul Thomas Anderson will accept the inaugural Jonathan Demme Award of the Texas Film Hall of Fame. Jonathan Demme, a longtime Austin Film Society Advisory Board Member, was considered a patron saint of Texas film. AFS worked […]


AUSTIN, TX – (February 1, 2018) Austin Film Society (AFS) celebrates local and global film with a series of SXSW Film discoveries, an exploration of CinemaTexas’s legacy, and a screening of DAZED AND CONFUSED, in conjunction with the launch of AFS’s first-ever house beer, Hazed and Confused IPA. In April, we feature the best of New French Cinema for a […]

Mayor Declares “Love Film Week,” Feb 9-18

AFS & FILMMAKERS PARTNER FOR “LOVE FILM WEEK,” FEBRUARY 9–18 AUSTIN, TX – (January 30, 2018) To spotlight Austin as a place synonymous with great film, Mayor Steve Adler has declared February 9–18 as “Love Film Week” in Austin. LoveFilm Week is an opportunity to discover art house films from all over the world and throughout film history via adventurous screenings presented by the nonprofit Austin FilmSociety. WHO:  Austin Film Society WHAT: “Love Film Week” celebrates film with […]

Sister City News: AFS announces 2018 partnership with Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers

(AUSTIN, TX – December 15, 2017) Austin Film Society (AFS) and Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers announce their 2018 collaboration with programs in Angers, France and Austin, Texas. AFS and Premiers Plans have a shared passion for cinema past and present, and the future of film culture that is represented by emerging filmmakers. The organizations have […]

New Members Bring Entrepreneurship, Film PR, and Public Affairs Expertise to Board

  AUSTIN, TX – (December 8, 2017) The Austin Film Society is proud to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Lina Catalfamo Plath of Frank PR, Merrill Davis of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Adam Chibib and Kip McClanahan, both of Silverton Partners. The Board of Directors are an integral part of the […]

Bold Women, Classic Chemistry, and Award Nominees: January and February Programming at AFS

AUSTIN, TX – (December 7, 2017) This January and February, Austin Film Society spotlights the godmother of New Wave Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker Bette Gordon, and on-screen sparks with the Classic Chemistry series. Buzzy films for award season, including BPM and THE DEPARTURE, and guest filmmakers round out the month’s programming. WHO:  Austin Film SocietyWHAT:  January and […]

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 […]

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