Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

Mark your calendar for these celebrations of cinema

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin


8-17: SXSW
Austin's A-list festival, with screenings and filmmaker conversations, and mentor sessions.

10: Films for the Forest
Eco-nonprofit Rainforest Partnership's one-day event.

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin


14: Indie Meme Youth
Teen-friendly warm-up to the main fest.

26-28: Indie Meme Film Festival
Highlighting new voices from South Asia.

25-28: Hill Country Film Festival
Indie cinema in scenic Fredericksburg.

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin


1-5: Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
The best of global Hispanic, Portugeuese, and indigenous cinema.


6-9: ATX Television Festival
The small screen takes over with this celebration of all things episodic.

13-16: Austin Asian American Film Festival
Showcasing Asian cinema, back after a one-year hiatus.


18-21: Contrast Film Festival
Female and queer creator-friendly fest returns for year two.

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin


5-9: All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival
Celebrating LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world.

3-7: Austin Revolution Film Festival
Home to Austin's off-the-grid indie filmmakers.

19-26: Fantastic Fest
The celebration of global genre cinema – with a focus this year on Mexico.


24-31: Austin Film Festival
Celebrating the art of the screenwriter.

Coming Soon ...

Austin Jewish Film Festival

Austin Polish Film Festival

Austin Youth Film Festival

Capital City Black Film Festival

Cinema Touching Disability

512 Film Festival

Other Worlds Austin

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