Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar
Your print-out-and-keep guide for movie lovers
19-23: OUTsider Film & Arts Festival
Combining performance and projected works with a queer twist.
27-March 1: Lake Travis Film Festival
The area's newest fest, with four days of screenings in Bee Cave and Lakeway.
29: Austin Student Film Fest
Short films celebrating student creativity in 40 minutes or less.
Austin's A-list festival, with screenings, filmmaker conversations, and mentor sessions.
2-5: Indie Meme Film Festival
Highlighting new voices from South Asia.
23-25: Georgetown Film Festival and Conference
Not just a film fest, but an introduction to working in and with the film industry.
30: Autfest Texas
Films for everyone by and about the Autism community.
6-10: Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
22nd year of cinema from across the Spanish- and Portugeuse-language diasporas.
7-10: Hill Country Film Festival
Take off to wine country for a relaxing weekend at Fredericksburg's Fritztown Cinema.
15-17: Noir City
Break out your fedora and trench coat for three days of crime classics.
TBA: The 48 Hour Film Project
Austin iteration of the two-day filmmaking challenge.
4-7: ATX Television Festival
Season 9 of the TV-centric fest already promises reunions of Parenthood, Oz.
11-14: Austin Asian American Film Festival
12th year for the celebration of cinema from the edges of Europe to the Pacific.
14: Austin Micro Short Film Festival
Stories told in six minutes or less.
Rooster Teeth's annual gathering of the fans.
23-26: Contrast Film Festival
Boundary-pushing cinema, with an emphasis on women and queer creators.
6-9: All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival
Celebrating LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world.
9-12: Austin Revolution Film Festival
Home to Austin's off-the-grid indie filmmakers.
24-Oct. 1: Fantastic Fest
Genre cinema from around the globe at the Alamo's tastemaker gathering.
17: Austin Under the Stars
The city's only outdoor film festival.
22-29: Austin Film Festival
Movie watching and appreciation with an emphasis on the writer's art.
TBA: Cinema Touching Disability
Reframing what it means to live with a physical or mental illness.
TBA: Austin Jewish Film Festival
A global look at the Jewish experience.
3-6: Other Worlds
The area's only dedicated science-fiction festival, with premieres, retrospectives, and a horror sidebar, Underworlds.
TBA: Austin Arthouse Film Festival
The weird, the cutting edge, and the avant garde.
To Be Continued
Austin Polish Film Festival
Austin Youth Film Festival
Capital City Black Film Festival
512 Film Fest
Transform Film Fest
Oops: an earlier version of this story incorrectly had the dates for aGLIFF as September, rather than the correct date of August.