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Texas Independent Film Network

The Texas Independent Film Network (TIFN) is a statewide coalition of film societies, universities and independent theaters united for the purpose of screening regionally relevant independent film. TIFN has been operated by the Austin Film Society since 2011.

TIFN takes a different Texas-made independent feature film on a circuit across the state each month, stopping in small towns, population centers, museums and college campuses. Our screening partners are in small communities like Bastrop or Llano, large cities like Houston or Dallas, as well as respected universities like Texas A&M, UTEP, Texas State and Baylor. Our venues include everything from historic theaters on the square (Llano Lantex, Abilene Paramount) to internationally recognized museums (Fort Worth Modern, Houston MFA), as well as theatrical chains like Santikos Theaters and the Alamo Drafthouse.

In every town TIFN visits, we partner with the most respected film organizations to help get the word out and attract audiences. Just a few examples include the Lone Star Film Society, Southwest Altnernate Media Project, Corpus Christi Film Society, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and the Video Association of Dallas. Our partners also help guide decisions on which films TIFN takes on tour.

Texas is home to a thriving independent film community dedicated to sharing stories from the Lone Star State. TIFN promotes their efforts by taking the best films Texas has to offer and putting them on the road.

The Texas Independent Film Network partners with a wide varitey of venues from all across the state dedicated to providing their hometowns with unique and memorable movie going experiences.


The Texas Independent Film Network gratefully acknowledges the support of our partners and is always on the look out for cities and venues willing to share our vision for Texas film.

Connect to the Texas Independent Film Network to learn more about our founders, our mission, and how you can help spread the word.