Wednesday, October 23, 2019

17th Annual Film and Food Fundraising Party

Austin Film Festival is pleased to announce their 17th annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, an evening dedicated to celebrating Austin's thriving film industry and famous culinary talent. Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, the event brings Austinites and visitors together to celebrate the film arts and enjoy flowing cocktails and inventive cuisine from some of Austin’s most notable chefs. Live and silent auctions showcase the very best in luxury items, trips, and experiences. Proceeds from the event benefit AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program. YFP was founded to encourage youth to explore their creativity and improve their literacy skills through the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Opening Night Reception presented by Whataburger

Opening Night Reception is the perfect place to reconnect with AFF friends, compare notes on which movies you can't miss, and fall back into the Austin vibe.

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

WGA West Late Night Welcome Party

The WGA West Late Night Welcome Party celebrates the first full day of panels and is a great end to the day's packed schedule. Hosts include Gary Whitta, Erika Green Swafford, Stephany Folsom, Alec Berg, and April Shih. This party sets the tone for the rest of the week as panelists, filmmakers, screenwriters and attendees discuss what the rest of the conference and festival have in store. Grab a drink and enjoy the first late night party-but pace yourself, you've got a lot more ahead!

All WGA members gain access to the party 30-minutes early. Bring your membership card, come early, and stay late!

Must have an AFF Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on the WGA West Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Film Texas BBQ Supper

Hosted by the Texas Association of Film Commissions, Producers Badges are invited to kick off the weekend, chat and chow down at one of the most highly anticipated events of the Festival each year. Join us at Fiesta Gardens and savor world-famous BBQ, washed down with a cold beer. Representatives from regional film commissions across Texas will be on hand to tell you all about the media production industries in Texas.

Must have an AFF Producers Badge or be on the Texas Association of Film Commissions Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Shuttle service to the BBQ has moved to the Central Presbyterian Church on Brazos Street, the same street as the Driskill Valet. The shuttle service will start at 4:30PM and end at 7:00PM.

Filmmakers Happy Hour presented by Final Draft

The Filmmakers Happy Hour is another one of the Festival's great late-night parties and provides filmmakers and registrants alike the opportunity to discuss another full day of panels and the Friday evening films. Swap your Saturday schedule while enjoying a beer on us or martini!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Awards Luncheon

Tickets purchased separately at Registration Center. Must have a Conference or Producers Badge to Purchase

 Don't miss this year's Awards Luncheon! While attending the Festival, don't miss the opportunity to attend AFF's Awards Luncheon, where you can dine with panelists, awardees, and hear inspiring speeches from this year's honorees and winners. A must attend event to make the most of your AFF experience.

ADDITIONAL TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED! For Awards Luncheon ticketing information, please contact our Registration Director at 512-478-4795

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. AFF reserves the right not to seat late parties. This ticket in non-transferable

Podcast Mixer

Mix and mingle with podcast writers, podcast network execs, and fans of all things podcasting!

*This party has a cash bar.

Wine Reception presented by Chloe Wine Collection

Discover how effortlessly cool you sound after learning about some of your favorite writers and a few glasses of wine.

Must have a Lone Star, Weekend, Conference, Producers and Press Badge for entry.

Screenwriters Happy Hour presented by Nickelodeon Writing Program

Second Rounders, Semifinalists, Finalists and Screenplay Competition Judges for mixing and mingling. Competition advancers and judges make for an exciting atmosphere perfect for lively exchange. It is also a great chance to meet our Script Competition Director and Coordinator and put a face behind the emails and the success of the 2019 Competition. A great way to kick off the Saturday evening of parties and films, invitees leave feeling inspired and confident.

Script Competition Guest List Only.

Pitch Finale Party presented by Roadmap Writers

This unique event allows contestants 90 seconds to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges made up of agents, producers, managers and screenwriters in a constructive and friendly environment.  

This party is presented by Roadmap Writers.

Heart of Film Conference Party presented by Originator Studios

Open to Weekend Badges and above, the Heart of Film Conference Party presented by Originator Studios is the quintessential way to round out your Festival weekend. Riding on the high of three days of panels with one more to go, this year’s party will also be the ultimate celebration.

The perfect backdrop for panelists, award recipients, and filmmakers to celebrate the last night before the end of the Conference Weekend. With many special guests heading home after the Sunday’s panels, the Heart of Film Conference Party presented by Originator Studios provides one last chance to network and mingle with aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

"Hair of the Dog" Brunch

Hungover? Yep, us too. Here's an ice cold mimosa or maybe you need a Bloody Mary and delicious tex mex brunch to reinvigorate your soul. Ranch 616 is cooking up some South Texas delights to soak up the night before- or the whole week- and put a jaunt in your step. Join us for this not to be missed event to get your fuel for another day of panels and films!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

On Story Party

Come celebrate the end of Season 9 and the close of the conference with panelists, friends, and cocktails. On Story Books will be available for purchase at the party.

Must have an AFF Weekend, Conference, Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Film Pass Party in partnership with Do512

Take a break from the first 6 days of films and enjoy a complimentary beer! Compare film notes and reviews with other film fans and get ready for more! Two days left of films, you're almost there!

*Attendees will receive a drink ticket redeemable for one beer during the party. Limit one ticket per attendee

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Closing Night Party

You made it! Compare Festival favorites with that new film fan friend you met and spill your conference stories with that panelist at the bar, either way, you're in for a great time at our last blowout bash! Reminisce on the 26th year of AFF and make plans to attend next year!

Must have an AFF Producers Badge for entry. All parties are 21 and up.