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Austin Film Society Takes Over the Marchesa
Lincoln Village site to become permanent two-screen cinema
DAILY Screens  May 4, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...It was kind of obvious, really. When Richard Linklater let it slip just before SXSW that the Austin Film Society was planning to open a permanent two-screen arthouse cinema, the smart money was that it would be the space they share at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre..."

Austin Film Society Announces SXSW Shortcase
Short films package includes festival faves and award winners
DAILY SXSW  March 4, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...If you're getting worried about your endurance for features at SXSW Film, the Austin Film Society will be setting your mind at ease. They just announced the 2013 AFS ShortCase lineup of micro-length gems to soothe your frazzled cinematic nerves..."

Austin Film Society on the Air
New two-year public access deal with city takes effect today
DAILY Screens  October 2, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...October 1 sees the start of a new era in public access television in Austin, with Austin Film Society officially taking the reins at Austin Public Access Television...."

Austin Film Society Hiring Theatre Manager
No details on location of new two-screen cinema
DAILY Screens  March 25, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The night before SXSW, Oscar-winning director Richard Linklater let the cat out of the bag: Austin Film Society will be opening a two-screen cinema this year. Now AFS is hiring a general manager for the theatre, but there's still no precise word on where the screens will be...."

Austin Film Society Wants to Give You Money
Not an April fool: AFS Grants now up for grabs
DAILY Screens  April 1, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Life can be tough for an independent filmmaker. That's why, every year, the Austin Film Society gives out the Austin Film Society Grants..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2016 Grants
Program gives much-needed funds to Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 29, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...Providing some of the financial fuel to the flames of Texas filmmakers' passions, today the Austin Film Society released the projects they are funding this year, as part of their AFS Grant program...."

Lars Nilsen Joins Austin Film Society
Drafthouse programmer bolsters AFS team, plus new Marchesa home
DAILY Screens  February 27, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Wednesdays have always been Lars Nilsen's day, and today is no exception: The Austin Film Society has just announced that the Alamo Drafthouse institution and Weird Wednesday has joined their programming team. And it's a big Wednesday for AFS too, as they sign a new deal with the Marchesa Hall & Theatre...."

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Hellions, environmentalists and vintage computer programmers all make the list of movies to receive a helping financial hand from the Austin Film Society, as the local non-profit announced this year's list of AFS Grant and Travel Grant recipients...."

Austin Film Society Spotlights Ethan Hawke
Richard Linklater chats with Hawke on his illustrious career
DAILY Screens  February 23, 2016, by Neha Aziz
"...Last Thursday, the Austin Film Society hosted a double event focusing on Hawke. The first, a special 35mm screening of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead centered on Hawke's experiences with Sidney Lumet and Phillip Seymour Hoffman..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  September 5, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...The biggest challenge facing first time and independent filmmakers is often finance, and that’s just one barrier to fostering diversity in the moviemaking community. Now the Austin Film Society is knocking some of those barriers down with the list of recipients of the 2018 AFS Grants truly reflecting that state’s talent pool...."

Austin Film Society Announces 2017 Film Grants
$143,000 in cash and support awarded to 34 filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Austin Film Society supports Texas filmmaking in myriad ways – workshops, work-in-progress screenings, mentorships – but perhaps its biggest impact is in its annual doling out of cold cash to needy filmmakers. How much cash? Over $1.7 million since 1996...."

Austin Film Society Announces Design Firm Partnership
The arthouse theatre to close for renovations at the end of October
DAILY Screens  September 27, 2016, by Will McCarthy
"...Austin Film Society has partnered with design firm Designtrait and architect Michael Hsu to turn the Marchesa building into a fulltime arthouse cinema with a distinct “Austin-vibe” (according to the press release). The renovations will feature a second cinema and a redesigned lounge and bar..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2015 Grants
Newcomers and established names get AFS boost
DAILY Screens  September 1, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Independent filmmaking is tough, but raising money for indie filmmaking is even tougher. As the Austin Film Society announces the winners of the 2015 AFS Grants, there are a lot more narratives and documentaries, shorts and features, getting closer to appearing on screens...."

Austin Film Society Premieres Z for Zachariah
AFS brings Sundance hit to Texas
DAILY Screens  August 24, 2015, by Neha Aziz
"...After the film's Sunday night screening to a semi-packed crowd at the Marchesa, director Craig Zobel (Compliance) stuck around for a Q&A moderated by Austin Film Society Associate Artistic Director, Holly Herrick...."

Austin Film Society Announces Grant Jury
Meet the team that will fund the next wave of Texas film
DAILY Screens  July 10, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...The Austin Film Society has released the names of the three jury members who will determine what film projects will receive financial grants from not only AFS, but also Dell and Kodak. Let's meet them, shall we?..."

Austin Film Society Gala Tonight
Mingle with Austin's vibrant film community
DAILY Screens  November 12, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...If you're a film fan living in town, you are most likely aware of how blessed you are that the Austin Film Society exists to screen films you normally would not be able to see. They've been doing it for 30 years, and now it's time to celebrate...."

Austin Film Society Wants to Build the 'Best Little Art House in Texas'
Marchesa Hall & Theatre campaign needs $120,000 to take off
DAILY Screens  May 20, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...The Austin Film Society is on a mission...."

The Austin Film Society Unveils Its New Home for Cinema
Two-screen theatre will showcase the best of new and classic arthouse cinema
Screens Story  May 25, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...It's final touches time at the new Austin Film Society Cinema: fine-tuning the projectors, training staff on the ticketing system, installing the lights, and spraying a shimmering, golden fan pattern, a nod to the Golden Age of picture houses, on the arch above the door. This weekend, the old Marchesa Hall & Theatre reopens as AFS Cinema, a two-screen theatre dedicated to the society's mission of bringing the best of new and classic international and independent cinema to Austin audiences..."

Austin Film Society Presents a Night of Texas Animation
Animation showcase draws artists together
Screens Story  July 21, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...It's been 15 years since Richard Linklater's dreamlike Waking Life put Austin on the animation map, and the imminent release of Keith Maitland's UT Tower shooting documentary Tower looks set to draw eyes back to the city's animators. Now Austin Film Society and local animation studio Mighty Coconut bring the whole scene into focus with an evening spotlighting Austin animation...."

The Austin Film Society's Sublime Lines
Essential Cinema series: Japanese Animé
Screens Story  November 24, 2006, by Sofia Resnick
"...On Nov. 21, it was the first of five offerings in the Austin Film Society's latest Essential Cinema series, Sublime Lines: Japanese Animé...."

The 2018 Austin Film Society Texas Film Awards
PHOTO GALLERY  March 9, 2018
"...Austin Film Society CEO Rebecca Campbell..."

Austin Film Society Documentary Tour
White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Screens Story  September 14, 2007, by Anne S. Lewis


Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
Screens Story  September 6, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


Austin Film Society Wins Public Access Bid
After a decade, channelAustin won't run city's cable public access
News Story  August 20, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Austin Film Society is set to take over the city's cable public access channels, ending the city's decadelong relationship with channelAustin...."

Austin Film Society Documentary Tour
Fish Kill Flea
Screens Story  April 6, 2007, by Anne S. Lewis


Austin Film Society Documentary Tour
Jennifer Baichwal's Manufactured Landscapes
Screens Story  February 9, 2007, by Anne S. Lewis


Austin Film Society Documentary Tour: 'Nanking'
... and DocuWeek at the Arbor
Screens Story  October 5, 2007, by Anne S. Lewis


Kickstart Your Week With Austin Film Society
AFS hosts its first crowdfunding lab
DAILY Screens  December 9, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...For those who already have the production under way but who might need help setting up an online crowdfunding campaign, the Austin Film Society is hosting a crowdfunding seminar tonight as part of its Moviemaker Dialogue series. Guest speakers will include Indiegogo's Marc Hofstatter, Zero Charisma's Andrew Matthews, Before You Know It's PJ Raval and Annie Bush, and "Oceanmaker" producer Christina Martell..."

Austin Film Society Has Travel Plans Booked
DAILY Screens  August 18, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...The Austin Film Society is launching on Sept. 1 a program that will help offset travel costs for Texans whose films are invited to prestigious film festivals and events around the world, with small travel stipends given out on a rolling, year-round basis..."

Austin Film Society: Make Love Watch Austin 2012
December 8, 2012. 26 Photos
PHOTO GALLERY  December 10, 2012
"...Photos from the Austin Film Society's Make Love Watch party on December 8, 2012..."

Austin Film Society's 'Make Watch Love Austin'
Images from the Austin Film Society's 'Make Watch Love Austin' party at Austin Studios, December 8, 2012. Photos courtesy of Steve DeMent Photography.
PHOTO GALLERY  December 10, 2012
"...Images from the Austin Film Society's 'Make Watch Love Austin' party at Austin Studios, December 8, 2012. Photos courtesy of Steve DeMent Photography...."

Austin Film Society
Gay and Lesbian Images in Global Cinema series
Screens Story  September 3, 2004
"...The Austin Film Society's Gay and Lesbian Images in Global Cinema series opens Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7pm, with a screening of Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together (Hong Kong, 1997) at the Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 W..."

Austin Film Society "QT Quattro" Schedule
Screens Story  August 25, 2000


Austin Film Society Celebrates Art House Theater Day
AFS Cinema to host screenings celebrating independent filmmaking
DAILY Screens  September 23, 2016, by Spencer Beghtol


Also at Austin Film Society: James Benning
Screens Story  April 5, 2013, by Monica Riese


Austin Film Society Summer Free for All
Screens Story  June 13, 1997


Austin Film Festival Showcases Linklater, Cumberbatch
First round of films announced mixes world and Texas premieres
DAILY Screens  August 20, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...As always, there will be several additions to these annual Guest Programmer Series, where filmmakers will show and talk about some of their favorite films, both their own work and that of other creators. The lineup includes Matthew Weiner presenting The Twilight Zone, Jim Sheridan & Terry George presenting In the Name of the Father, John Patrick Shanley presenting Moonstruck, Randall Wallace presenting Braveheart, and Tom Schulman presenting a timely screening of Dead Poets Society...."

Austin Film Festival: Filmmakers of the World, Unite!
Why film commissions are really your friend
DAILY Screens  October 24, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...In Austin, there's always the Austin Film Society to help nurture filmmakers and wannabe filmmakers. Associate artistic director Holly Herrick pitched that they're doing a pretty good job of making Austin somewhere that filmmakers and directors want to live and work..."

Austin Film News
Locals at SXSW, plus RSVP for a Maybe Shower
Screens Column  March 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin Film Society's legacy as an inspiration for filmmakers outside of the big production centers is to be honored in July at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. "Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society" will feature nine vital Texas movies, including Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi and Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, plus Richard Linklater presenting a special screening of Slacker..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
AFF's finalized lineup
DAILY Screens  September 24, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...Elizabeth Wiltsee was a promising young student at Stanford in the late ’60s. After graduation she could have had anything, but chose to live on the edge of society...."

Austin Film Community Appreciates Wynn's Vision and Leadership
Postmarks  June 9, 2004


Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup
AFF releases first titles scheduled for 2017 fest
DAILY Screens  August 22, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The Outdoorsman World Premiere Writer: Ryan Gilmour Director: David Haskell Starring: Brent Morin, Sasheer Zamata, Spencer Grammer As he prepares to cut ties with society and spend a year in the mountains, an aspiring wilderness writer meets a goal-oriented, corporate woman who has quit her job to 'find herself.' He falls in love, but ultimately must ask himself what he wants: the 'normal' life he's avoided his whole life, or living his outdoor fantasy, alone...."

Austin Film Festival: Beast of Cardo
Greek mythology and magical realism converge in this drama
DAILY Screens  October 27, 2014, by Josh Kupecki
"...With touches of magical realism and an insightful view of a suffocating high society, Beast of Cardo is a beguiling drama with arresting imagery, strong performances, and some interesting allegory...."

The 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival
Here's three more recos for the fest
Screens Story  October 29, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...That is until a wake-up call from his brother – a major in the military – tells him the world is ending from a concentrated terrorist attack. Jack flees to his hometown with his brother's wife and daughter in tow as society collapses around them..."

Austin Film Festival: Jack's Apocalypse
Armageddon and addiction, Texas-style
DAILY Screens  October 31, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...There are some subtle digs at the Lone Star instinct to fall into an us-against-them compound mentality, rather than collaborative survival. Music supervisor Mon J constructs a soundscape around the brittle, percussion-driven soundtrack by Sanders Bohlke and Jonathan Ray Case that adds a sense of claustrophobic urgency as the new society collapses into barter and trade...."

How to Get an Education in Film
Austin Film Society Projections
Screens Story  October 27, 1995
"...But filmmaking has existed as a business, a science, an art, and an alternate reality, for a scant 100 years. And as people around the world prepare centennial celebrations of the invention of cinema, here in Austin, another milestone is being celebrated: the 10th anniversary of the Austin Film Society...."

Out of Print and Onto Film
The Austin Film Society Texas Documentary Tour: Mark Moskowitz's 'Stone Reader'
Screens Story  April 9, 2004, by Anne S. Lewis
"...Mark Moskowitz will conduct a Q&A after the screening. Tickets are $4.50 for current Austin Film Society members and new members joining before the screening, as well as students, and $6 for nonmembers..."

Texas Film Hall of Fame Slate Finalized
Billy Bob Thornton, John Cusack, and Dennis Quaid join the lineup for the ninth annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
DAILY Screens  February 1, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Thomas Haden Church will emcee the event, which will be held at the newly renovated Austin Studios. For more info, check out the Austin Film Society website...."

Film Flam
News from Elijah Wood, Ron Howard, and AFS
DAILY Screens  July 9, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...The Austin Film Society's fundraiser is over, plus Bouldin Creek gets a new neighbor and Ron Howard needs your help...."

Islands in the Film Stream
Recent films from the Philippines unspool for the Austin Film Society's next Essential Cinema series
Screens Story  November 6, 2014, by Marc Savlov
"...Santiago's Naked Vengeance; vehicles for Roger Corman's New World Pictures to shoot fast, dirty, and cheap; or Apocalypse Now. But as the Austin Film Society's upcoming Contemporary Filipino Films series proves, there's a whole lot more to the island country's film industry than bullets, babes, and bad guys..."

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