Austin Insider Blog

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

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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Where to Catch Dinner and a Movie in Austin

Whether you're planning a romantic date night, evening with friends or just trying to escape the Texas heat, Austin's independent theaters are a great place to have a uniquely Austin experience—think specialty screenings of tried and true classics, themed nights and first looks at new films. Grab a…

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aGLIFF 35: Prism Film Festival

Austin’s oldest film festival and premiere LGBTQ+ film fest of the Southwest, aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles & Identities Film Festival) returns in-person August 24–28, 2022 with screening at the Galaxy Theater (6700 Middle Fiskville Rd). aGLIFF’s celebration for the 35th annual festival will…

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Top Things to Do in Austin

Excited to start planning your upcoming trip to Austin but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ll help get you started with these handy insider tips and ideas. Whether it’s your first time in Austin or your fortieth, this checklist is sure to provide plenty of unique Austin experiences for…

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Where to Catch a Movie in Austin

Austin is becoming popular in the film world. From major box office hits to cult classics, Austin has provided a spectacular landscape for filmmakers to bring their vision to life. Since film is such an important part of Austin's artistic offerings, it only makes sense that the city has a variety of…

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Summer Film Festivals in Austin

Summer is one of the best seasons to be in Austin if you are a film lover. From June through August cinephiles can enjoy a number of high-profile film and television festivals that bring some of most talented voices in visual storytelling to Austin. Each festival offers a unique selection of works…

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Indie Meme Film Festival 2022

The 7th Annual Indie Meme Film Festival (#IMFF2022) will be held virtually and in person in 2022. Each year, Indie Meme brings together different communities through film to promote cross-cultural understanding, create a dialogue and build a globally-conscious community. The IMFF 2022 continues the…

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Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

There is nothing quite like the drive-in experience. Watching movies outdoors under the moonlight, with the evening breeze blowing through open windows and a bag of popcorn in hand, just seems like more of an event than kicking it inside a movie theater. And since it’s practically outdoor movie…

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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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Austin's Indie Arts Scene

Austin is a magnet for creatives, drawing a mix of artists, actors and musicians who make up the city’s ever-growing indie arts scene. Check out these venues and events for the inside scoop on where to find some of Austin’s best independent art exhibits, theatrical performances and live music shows…

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