Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

Mark your calendar for these celebrations of cinema

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

March

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

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

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

April

14: Indie Meme Youth
Teen-friendly warm-up to the main fest.
www.indiememe.org/imff-youth-2019

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

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

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

May

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

June

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

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

July

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

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

September

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

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

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

October

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

Coming Soon ...

Austin Jewish Film Festival www.austinjff.org

Austin Polish Film Festival www.austinpolishfilm.com

Austin Youth Film Festival www.austinyouthfilmfestival.com

Capital City Black Film Festival www.capcitybff.com

Cinema Touching Disability www.txdisabilities.org/news-events/film-festival

512 Film Festival www.512filmfest.org

Other Worlds Austin www.otherworldsaustin.com

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