Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar

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Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


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.


13-22: SXSW
Austin's A-list festival, with screenings, filmmaker conversations, and mentor sessions.
Canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


2-5: Indie Meme Film Festival
Highlighting new voices from South Asia.
Rescheduled due to coronavirus concerns. Dates TBC.

30: Autfest Texas
Films for everyone by and about the Autism community.
Canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


6-10: Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
22nd year of cinema from across the Spanish- and Portugeuse-language diasporas.
Canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

7-10: Hill Country Film Festival
Take off to wine country for a relaxing weekend at Fredericksburg's Fritztown Cinema.
Rescheduled to May 6-9, 2021.

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.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


5-7: ATX Television Festival
Season 9 of the TV-centric fest already promises reunions of Parenthood, Oz.
Rescheduled as an online event.

11-13: Georgetown Film Festival and Conference
Not just a film fest, but an introduction to working in and with the film industry.
Rescheduled from April

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.


23-26: Contrast Film Festival
Boundary-pushing cinema, with an emphasis on women and queer creators.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


6-9: All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival
Celebrating LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world.


5-7: RTX
Rooster Teeth's annual gathering of the fans.
Rescheduled from July.

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.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


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.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar


3-6: Other Worlds
The area's only dedicated science-fiction festival, with premieres, retrospectives, and a horror sidebar, Underworlds.

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar

January 2021

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.

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