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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.

aGLIFF 37: Prism Film Festival

Austin’s oldest film festival and premiere LGBTQ+ film fest of the Southwest, aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles & Identities Film Festival) returns August 21-25, 2024 with screening s at multiple theaters around town. aGLIFF’s celebration for the 37th annual festival will salute both the rich history…

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Fall & Winter Film Festivals In and Around Austin

Fall and Winter are always a wonderful time for film fans in Austin, with film festivals almost every weekend covering a range of genres and distinct visions. From horror and sci-fi at Fantastic Fest, to the screenwriter-centric flicks featured at the Austin Film Festival there are a variety of…

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Austin Film Festival 2024

The annual Austin Film Festival (AFF) returns October 24-31, 2024 with the renowned writers conference and a full week of film premieres. For the past 31 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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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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