FESTIVALS

Austin Film Festival 2019

Oct. 24-31, 2019

www.austinfilmfestival.com

Top: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Oh My God I Think It’s Over, Harriet, The Blair Witch Project
Middle: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, A Hidden Life
Bottom: Waves

Founded in 1993, the trailblazing Austin Film Festival and Conference was the first event of its kind to celebrate and elevate the role of the screenwriter. There’s plenty to learn in the conference’s many panel sessions, while the Driskill Bar is famously a good place for screenwriter hopefuls to rub elbows with industry vets. And if you’re just a fan of good movies, then the eight-day film festival provides ample opportunity for that.

Austin Film Festival Announces Audience, Jury Awards
Austin Film Festival Announces Audience, Jury Awards
Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain takes top award in both

Nov. 8, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>DC Noir</i>
Review: DC Noir
George Pelecanos gives us glimpses of Washington crime and life

Nov. 4, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Into the Dark: Pilgrim</i>
Review: Into the Dark: Pilgrim
Blumhouse/Hulu stage a historical home invasion holiday

Nov. 1, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>The Obituary of Tunde Johnson</i>
Review: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
A recurrence not at Owl Creek Bridge, again and again

Nov. 1, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: "Last Week at Ed's"
Review: "Last Week at Ed's"
A touching farewell to a neighborhood institution

Oct. 31, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>The Truth</i>
Review: The Truth
Shoplifters director's bilingual experiment is a tepid success

Oct. 30, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Yellow Rose</i>
Review: Yellow Rose
Austin-made drama sings an immigrant song

Oct. 30, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: "<i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>: Oh My God I Think It’s Over"
Review: "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Oh My God I Think It’s Over"
CW comedy cast and crew bid West Covina adieu in short doc

Oct. 30, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Scandalous</i>
Review: Scandalous
The true story behind The National Enquirer's smear machine

Oct. 29, 2019

Hunting Down the Clickbait Beast in <i>The VICE Guide to Bigfoot</i>
AFF Interview: The VICE Guide to Bigfoot
Zach Lamplugh and Brian Emond are on the case at the Austin Film Festival

Oct. 24, 2019

John Merriman and Steve Collins Admit <i>I've Got Issues</i>
AFF Interview: I've Got Issues
But hey, who doesn't?

Oct. 24, 2019

Casey Suchan Follows <i>The Animal People</i>
AFF Interview: The Animal People
Documentary shows how anti-terror laws targeted animal rights groups

Oct. 24, 2019

Director Trey Edward Shults Returns to Themes of the Family With <i>Waves</i>
Director Trey Edward Shults Returns to Themes of the Family With Waves
The Krisha creator screens his latest at the Austin Film Festival

Oct. 24, 2019

Documentary <i>Cowboys</i> Shows That Some Are Still Out on the Range
Documentary Cowboys Shows That Some Are Still Out on the Range
If you thought cross-country cattle drives were the stuff of legend, this Austin Film Festival showing will make you think again

Oct. 24, 2019

<i>A Room Full of Nothing</i> Is a Farewell Note to Austin's Art Scene
A Room Full of Nothing Is a Farewell Note to Austin's Art Scene
Breaking up in the apocalypse at the Austin Film Festival

Oct. 24, 2019

Austin Film Festival Witnesses <i>The Obituary of Tunde Johnson</i>
Austin Film Festival Witnesses The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
Time travel thriller will be opening night film

Oct. 17, 2019

<i>Just Mercy</i> Will Close This Year’s Austin Film Festival
Just Mercy Will Close This Year’s Austin Film Festival
Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx star in true-life legal drama

Oct. 9, 2019

Austin Film Festival Revs Up With <i>Ford v Ferrari</i>
Austin Film Festival Revs Up With Ford v Ferrari
Honey Boy, Motherless Brooklyn in feature lineup

Sept. 26, 2019

Trey Edward Shults Returns for Austin Film Festival
Trey Edward Shults Returns for Austin Film Festival
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Blair Witch retrospective

Sept. 24, 2019

Austin Film Festival to Honor James Ivory and Ron Bass
Austin Film Festival to Honor James Ivory and Ron Bass
Oscar winners joined by The Farewell, Seinfeld writers

Sept. 4, 2019

Terrence Malick's <i>A Hidden Life</i> Revealed at Austin Film Festival
Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life Revealed at Austin Film Festival
Kasi Lemmons' Harriet Tubman biopic also joins lineup

Aug. 23, 2019

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2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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