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 […]

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, […]