Austin Film Society Films and Events during SXSW 2019

BACKGROUND Austin Film Society celebrates Texas film year-round, and we are thrilled to be a part of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. AFS’s participation in SXSW represents the many ways that AFS supports filmmaking: by providing career leaps through its AFS grant, providing filmmaker education and training, and building community. Together, AFS and SXSW give […]

Tickets on Sale for Austin Film Society’s 20th Anniversary Screening of Office Space

Event: The Austin Film Society (AFS) will host a 20th anniversary screening of the cult classic film Office Space with cast and crew on Wednesday, March 6, at the Paramount Theatre. The following evening, on Thursday, March 7, the film will receive the 2019 Star of Texas Award at the Texas Film Awards. Tickets for […]

2019 Texas Film Awards Announces Presenters & Special Guests: Kathy Bates, June Diane Raphael to present, OFFICE SPACE cast Ron Livingston, Gary Cole & David Herman to accept award SWORD OF TRUST duo Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton to MC

Austin, TX – (February 14, 2019) The Austin Film Society (AFS) today announced the addition of presenters and special guests for the 2019 Texas Film Awards, including Academy Award®-winning actress Kathy Bates; actress June Diane Raphael; actors Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, and David Herman, comedian Marc Maron and writer/director/actress Lynn Shelton. The Texas Film Awards […]

Austin Film Society Announces March and April 2019 Programming

AUSTIN, TX  (February 4, 2019) — AFS announces its March and April programming with a unique selection of New Releases and repertory films, all curated by AFS programmers. Of the vast programming, major series include the Essential Cinema of Jean Vigo and Hitchcock Before Hollywood, highlighting the four movies that made him a household name. […]

Austin Film Society to Honor Filmmaker John Lee Hancock and 20th Anniversary of​ Office Space at 2019 Texas Film Awards

Austin, TX – (February 1, 2019) The Austin Film Society (AFS) announced two honorees for the Texas Film Hall of Fame: filmmaker John Lee Hancock (The Highwaymen, The Blind Side, The Rookie) and Office Space, in honor of its 20th year anniversary. John Lee Hancock and Office Space writer/director Mike Judge will attend to accept […]

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 […]