Austin Film Society


The Austin Film Society began in 1985 with a group of friends getting together to watch films that weren't distributed to the general public. As word got out, that small group of cinephiles turned to hundreds and the Austin Film Society (AFS) was born, honoring classic and independent film with screenings in venues all over Austin.

Filmmaker Richard Linklater (DAZED AND CONFUSED, SLACKER) spearheaded AFS's early efforts and in May of 1986, the Austin Film Society was incorporated as a non-profit educational organization. From the outset, programs have been curated to present films within an artistic and cultural context. Series are constructed around thematic links, or feature the work of an individual director, and program not... More