The 24th Annual Austin Film Festival (AFF) is October 26th through November 2nd throughout downtown Austin. AFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media.

AFF offers hundreds of films, TV premieres, and informative panels. The AFF Conference itself provides over 175 inspiring and interactive panels, roundtables and meet & greets with established screenwriters and filmmakers. The Conference conducts workshops on the core elements of screenwriting and filmmaking, including dialogue, story structure, character development, writing scripts that producers want to develop, overcoming writers block, producing your film on an indie budget, marketing your project and much more.

This week they announced their first wave of AFF Films that include such films as “24 Hours to Live” with Ethan Hawke and Liam Cunningham; “The Deuce” with James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Zoe Kazan; “An Ordinary Man” with Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, and Peter Serafinowicz plus many more! This is only the beginning of the wave of films to be at AFF. To view the long list of AFF’s first wave films click here.

Also, this year the AFF has expanded its corral to include not just screenwriters and television writers but also playwrights, fiction podcast writers and digital series writers. Does that include me as well?

The 24th Annual Austin Film Festival shows movies at theaters throughout downtown Austin and the surrounding area. Venues include The Paramount Theatre, The State Theatre, Alamo Drafthouse Village, The Long Center for the Performing Arts: Debra and Kevin Rollins Theatre, The Hideout Theater, and Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre. (Venues are subject to change each year). The Conference panels take place at The Driskill Hotel, Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Central Presbyterian Church, and St. David’s Church in the heart of downtown Austin.

AFF has four badge levels for entry into the festival. Badge holders have priority entry into all eight days of films and they also receive entry into Conference Panels (days dependent on badge level). For more information on the badges or to purchases the badges click here.

AFF offers sponsorship packages tickets to the Film & Food Fundraising Party along with film passes to the 24th Annual Austin Film Festival commencing the next day. Click here to see the different sponsorship packages. For more information on a customized Austin Film Festival sponsorship package designed to accommodate your brand’s marketing agenda, please contact Allison Kindred at 512-478-4795.

There will be their 15th Annual Film and Food Fundraising Party on October 25th from 7:00-10:00 at the Driskill. If you’re interested in attending click here to buy your tickets or learn more about the party.

Below is the official invite from the AFF site.

15th Annual Film & Food Fundraising Party

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7:00PM-10:00PM

The Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

Proceeds benefit Austin Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Program

The Austin Film Festival is pleased to announce that our 15th Annual Film & Food Fundraising Party will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7-10pm. Held at the historic Driskill Hotel, Film & Food brings together filmmakers, producers, celebrities, and foodies from around the country and the Austin area to celebrate the arts of filmmaking and screenwriting. Come enjoy flowing cocktails and inventive cuisine from over 20 of Austin’s most notable chefs.

Proceeds benefit Austin Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Program (YFP), which aims to improve creativity, literacy, and communication skills through the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking. YFP collectively serves over 1,800 students, ages 9-18, in the Austin community annually through programs including Digital Storytelling, Arts Education Outreach, and Summer Film Camp. Programs are offered free through AISD schools and partner organizations, and YFP grants more than 300 students and teachers scholarships to attend the annual Austin Film Festival & Conference each year.

Tickets for the 15th Annual Film & Food Fundraising Party are on sale for $100 and you can purchase them here. If you would like to donate to AFF online donating is located here: For more information on AFF click here.


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