4 days of panels and workshops.
8 nights of films and parties.


This October 29- November 5, 2015, Austin Film Festival & Conference will again showcase the very best that the city has to offer – convenient downtown venues, fun parties at Austin’s fine bars and restaurants, and community partnerships – while presenting an outstanding program of narrative, animation and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advanced screenings, and independent films. Film screenings are complemented by lively and informative Q&A sessions with cast members and filmmakers. Please join us for the 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival and be the first to see all of the great movies everyone will be talking about next year.

How to attend the festival

Your $65 Film Pass gets you into:

  • Opening Night Premiere
  • Centerpiece Premiere
  • Closing Night Premiere
  • Film Pass Party*
  • 8 days of the best indie and studio films around!
  • Buy your Film Pass now!

Or, upgrade to a Badge (various levels and prices) and get:

  • all of the advantages of the Film Pass with priority entry into films; and
  • daytime panels with unparalleled networking opportunities; and
  • insider access to the best screenwriters and filmmakers in the industry; and
  • entry to the exclusive late-night parties* where you just might meet America Ferrera, Wes Anderson, Oliver Stone, Mike Judge, Luke Wilson, and more.
  • Buy your Badge now!


Interested in Submitting?

Submissions are now open for the 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival! At AFF, we pride ourselves on finding fresh, relevant, and gifted voiced from around the world. AFF is a place where new visions and untapped talent can flourish and join our dynamic and welcoming community. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you believe; if you have a story to tell, we want to see it. Submit now!

About the Festival

Barbara Morgan and Marsha Milam founded Austin Film Festival in 1993 to celebrate the art of storytelling through film. For the last 22 years, Austin Film Festival has taken pride in championing great work from legendary, contemporary and rising talent. Known as the “Writers Festival,” AFF recognizes the writer as the core of the creative process in filmmaking. Diligently seeking strong examples of written and visual storytelling, AFF screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films. With over 150 regional, national and world premieres each year, AFF features everything from highly anticipated Hollywood fare to breakthrough independent filmmaking. Set against the vibrant and creative backdrop of Austin, AFF brings together cultured audiences, artists and award-winning films. The 21st Annual Austin Film Festival in 2014 included screenings such as: The Imitation Game, Wild, The Humbling, Rosewater, Black or White, and many more! It’s never too early to start planning! Visit our Travel & Lodging page to book your trip to Austin this October! * For admittance into parties, all attendees must be 21 or over.