Oct.13 - Oct.20, 2016
In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, we offer Year Round Events, a Young Filmmakers Program, a TV show, Radio show, Podcast and more!
Austin Film Festival is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. And it’s fun.” - Ron Howard, 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award Recipient
- Ron Howard, 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award Recipient
The folks [at AFF] share our passion…Which is, of course, why they are so damn adept at crafting a conference that manages to satisfy the needs and desires of all of us attending.” -Scott Rosenberg, screenwriter
-Scott Rosenberg, screenwriter
Get to know the faces and stories of the people who run the show for the Austin Film Festival!
Want to work with us? We're always looking for folks to join our team whether it's through volunteering or interning or working with us on staff. Check out our current opportunities below.
It started as a getaway weekend for great barbecue, and has become a pilgrimage. Going to the Austin conference is like stepping into a time machine and returning to that day, that moment in time when you fell in love with movies and the idea of making them. And living a whole week feeling that feeling.” Terry Rossio, writer Shrek, Aladdin, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
Terry Rossio, writer Shrek, Aladdin, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
Screenwriters all live in Los Angeles, but they only seem to meet in Austin.” Michael Green, writer The Green Lantern, Kings, Heroes, Smallville, upcoming Blade Runner reboot
Michael Green, writer The Green Lantern, Kings, Heroes, Smallville, upcoming Blade Runner reboot
I was completely surprised by the scale of AFF. Apparently, everything is bigger in Texas, including the hospitality. If you’ve never been to Austin it’s a great time to go. One of the
best film festivals you’ll ever experience.” Chris Carter, creator The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen
Chris Carter, creator The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen
Austin scripts are read and judged by top Hollywood screenwriters – professionals who appreciate good storytelling. There is nothing hollow about a win in Austin.”–Brian Weakland, 2013 Drama Screenplay Winner
–Brian Weakland, 2013 Drama Screenplay Winner
The keen eye for the importance of story in film is apparent in every selection by the programming team, and the camaraderie they foster among filmmakers results in a friendly and fun festival that I am happy to call home."- Phil Furey
- Phil Furey
The opportunity to work with an instructor who has real world experience in the film industry during summer camp made a real impact on my [teen]. He loved everything about his camp experience!"
You’ll also receive discounts around town at participating businesses such as Alamo Drafthouse Village and Stephen F. Austin Bar and Terrace. Not to mention discounts to our Film & Food Fundraiser (otherwise known as the best party in Austin).
Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, the event brings Austinites and visitors together to celebrate the film arts and enjoy flowing cocktails and inventive cuisine from some of Austin’s most notable chefs. Live and silent auctions showcase the very best in luxury items, trips, and experiences.
My best experience ever at a film festival was in Austin. So many festivals are flash over substance, a who’s who of movie stars. Here, the creators are the stars. And rightly so. So if you want to write, direct or produce motion pictures and get paid for it, attend this festival.”– David McKenna (BLOW, AMERICAN HISTORY X)
– David McKenna (BLOW, AMERICAN HISTORY X)
Contact us for availability at 512-478-4795 or the toll free number 1-800-310-FEST (3378).
I’ve gotten meetings with production companies with first look deals at networks that I never would have gotten on my own." Shelli Wright, 2015 Finalist
Shelli Wright, 2015 Finalist
This competition accepts both filmed and written submissions in an effort to find talented voices who can adapt their vision to emerging digital platforms. AFF will select one winner who displays the strongest voice and greatest potential for establishing a digital series.
The program offers kids opportunities to share their creative work with peers, the public, and professional filmmakers and screenwriters. By introducing young people to the film industry, the program hopes to provide them new mediums to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the entire arts community.
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