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Brian is Director of the Austin Film Commission (part of Visit Austin). The Austin Film Commission works to bring film, television and commercial productions to Austin while advocating for production on a local level. Brian was born in Ireland and grew up in Boston and Milwaukee before relocating to Austin. Brian has explored his passion for film, working on freelance on numerous Austin-shot film productions and working as a Location Scout for the Texas Film Commission. Before coming to the Visit Austin, Brian spent three years as a Design & Video Coordinator with PBE as they built two exhibit halls for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

aGLIFF 33: Prism Virtual Film Festival

aGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, & Identities Film Festival, returns this August with an all new, virtual format. Spanning two weekends, from August 6-16, 2020, aGLIFF 33: Prism will include around 70 feature films, documentaries and shorts showcasing and celebrating the diverse experiences of…

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Cine Las Americas 2020 Virtual Showcase

Taking place on consecutive weekends, July 16-19 and July 23-26, the 2020 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will present a Virtual Showcase of 49 films (7 features, 32 shorts and 10 music videos) hailing from 12 different countries. The Cine Las Americas lineup represents the works of…

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AAAFF's Virtual Online Shorts Festival

The Austin Asian American Film Festival's Online Shorts Festival will take place June 11-17, 2020. The virtual festival will be held in lieu of the regularly planned 12th annual festival next month. AAAFF 2020—with in-person screenings and a slate of feature films—is currently postponed to late…

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Virtual ATX Television Festival 2020

ATX Television Festival returns June 5-7, 2020 with a whole new format. ATX TV… from the Couch! is the first-ever completely free and completely virtual version of the classic festival and will include three days of cast and creative conversations from various series, industry-forward panels with…

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