Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, Austin Film Society?s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love film and creative media. Through our artistic and education programs, AFS:
? Curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema;
? Delivers financial support to emerging Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant. Since 1996, AFS has awarded grants to 393 artists and 495 projects, totaling $1.6 million in cash and $332,730 in goods and services;
? Operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city?s diverse media makers to train and collaborate. AFS has helped filmmaking thrive in Austin: more than 300 films have been based at Austin Studios, creating an economic impact of $1.65 billion and creating more than 12,000 local jobs.
AFS nurtures and supports filmmakers and creative media artists while providing a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production.