The fall film festival season is here and if you like movies, Austin is the place to be for the season! Check out the list below and for more information on lineups, panels, how to attend and how to volunteer, follow the links to each festival's website.
Fantastic Fest 2016. Matlin on Movies with Tim Burton. Credit David Hill.
AUSTIN GAY AND LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
September 7-10, 2017
aGLIFF (Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film festival) is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southwest and the largest gay and lesbian cultural event in Austin.
AUSTIN MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL
September 12-16, 2017
The Austin Music Video Festival celebrates Austin's longstanding music video heritage with premiere and retrospective music video screenings, awards, parties, panels and workshops.
AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL
September 19-23, 2017
The Austin Revolution Film Festival showcases independent films from all over the world, along with hosting networking events and parties for attendees.
September 21-28, 2017
Fantastic Fest is the Alamo Drafthouse's annual genre festival featuring the horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult films from around the world.
CINEMA TOUCHING DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL & SHORT FILM COMPETITION
October 13-14, 2017
The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities hosts the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival & Short Film Competition which shines a spotlight on films that positively and accurately represent disability.
Austin Asian American Film Festival 2016. Credit Veronica Ibe.
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
October 26 - November 2, 2017
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, Austin Film Festival shines the spotlight on top-billed films and indies alike along with a renowned conference that focuses on screenwriting.
AUSTIN POLISH FILM FESTIVAL
November 2-5, 2017
The Austin Polish Society presents their annual film festival featuring carefully curated narrative, documentaries, animation and shorts film, as well as an amazing Polish film poster exhibit.
AUSTIN COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
November 11, 2018
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a unique forum for international independent filmmakers to showcase their short comedy films.
OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN
December 7-10, 2017
Science Fiction comes in all shapes and sizes: horror, drama, comedy - see the best of these films at the Other Worlds Festival.
AUSTIN ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
December 7-10, 2017
The Austin Asian American Film Festival showcases the best in Asian and Asian American cinema in order to celebrate communities, entertain, enlighten, and showcase creative talents.