August 9, 2017 ~ Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society

Founded in 1985 by world renowned filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower the community to watch, make, and love film and other creative media. AFS:

  • curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international, and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema
  • delivers financial support to filmmakers via AFS Grantsfiscal sponsorship
  • operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility for use by its membership and for rent
  • runs Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train, collaborate, reserve equipment, and broadcast original content throughout the Austin area and online

Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

AFS has done so much and has so very much to offer our community, that we do not have space to list all the great services AFS provides. But it can indeed be considered the “heart” of the film community, and we are thrilled to have a couple of well-versed staff members as guest speakers at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill on Wednesday, August 9th: Ellie Kotapish & Doug Gray! Doug is the Austin Public Station Manager and Ellie focuses on AFS and the AFS Cinema (formerly The Marchesa Theatre). Together they will provide inspiring information and fill us in on the remarkable resources of AFS and its tremendous offerings to Central Texans.

Last Month

We extend our most sincere thanks to Cindy Weigand (Director, Georgetown Film Conference) & Jackie Villanueva (Director of Social Media and Advertising) and Jonathan Young (Interim Executive Director & Director of Education ~ Palace Theatre in Georgetown), for coming to July’s mixer to speak on Wednesday the 12th. As it turns out, Georgetown has a lot to offer our creative community, and we are grateful to Jonathan, Cindy and Jackie for their time and insights and enlightening us about these opportunities in Central Texas, which our attendees should definitely check out!


So be sure to join us at Sherlock’s Pub and Grill on Wednesday, August 9th, meet like minds, socialize and network, have a great meal and drink, and get important insights about AFS from Ellie & Doug!

Come on out and join us at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill @ 9012 Research Blvd. (SE corner 183 & Burnet) on Wednesday, August 9th! Sherlock’s is a cool place with great food, drinks, and hospitality. Arrive early for a drink & dinner, network and meet new friends, enjoy a fun-filled evening with other guests, and get great info. Plenty of parking, too!

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Mixing & Networking @ 6:00PM, Announcements @ 6:30, Speakers @ 6:45
Followed by More Mixing & Mingling and Networking

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