AFS Cinema Reopens July 15, 2021 || July / August 2021 Programming
Pasolini: The Decameron | Aug 16 - 18 | Austin Film Society
Richard Linklater Presents - Jewels in the Wasteland 2019 | May 8 - 29 | Austin Film Society
Noir Canon - Summer 2019 | Austin Film Society
A Message from Richard Linklater | Austin Film Society
The Austin Film Society (AFS) is a non-profit film society based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1985 to exhibit independent, experimental, foreign and various other non-mainstream art films, the film society has grown from just film exhibition to fostering independent filmmaking in Texas and has served as a cornerstone in building the film industry in Austin. The film society also owns and maintains Austin Studios, hosts the annual Texas Film Awards gala, and oversees the Austin Film Society grant program. The film society was founded by film director Richard Linklater, who currently serves on the board as artistic director. Other notable members on the board and advisory board include Tim McCanlies, Robert Rodriguez, Charles Burnett, Guillermo del Toro, Jonathan Demme, Mike Judge, John Sayles, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Stekler and Quentin Tarantino.