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This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

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Brian Gannon

Brian is Director of the Austin Film Commission, which is a part of Visit Austin. The Austin Film Commission works to bring film, television and commercial productions to Austin while also advocating for production on a local level.

Austin Film Festival 2021

The annual Austin Film Festival (AFF) returns October 21–28, 2021 with the renowned writers conference and a full week of film premieres. For the past 28 years, the conference has focused on the craft of filmmaking, with a who’s who of Hollywood talent speaking on panels about screenwriting…

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Fall & Winter Film Festivals in Austin

Fall is always a wonderful time for film fans in Austin, with film festivals almost every weekend covering a range of genres and distinct visions. From sci-fi at Other Worlds Austin, to Black cinema at the Capital City Black Film Festival, screenwriter-centric Austin Film Festival and many more…

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June Film Festivals in Austin

June has become one of the best months to be in Austin if you are a fan of cinema. Throughout the month there are a number of high profile film and television festivals bringing some of the best and brightest voices in visual storytelling to Austin to screen and talk about new works as well as…

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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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