The Texas Film Hall of Fame—founded by Evan Smith and Louis Black in 2001—honors those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film and creative media industry. Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards is the year’s biggest event for Texans in film and benefits the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society.
The annual event will take place for the first time at the newly opened AFS Cinema, recently named a Best of Austin Critic’s Pick by The Austin Chronicle. The event will also have a brand new format, with theater seating for the awards show, and an intimate reception for all guests. The full program and 2018 honorees will be announced in the months leading up to the event. Kathy Blackwell, Executive Editor of Texas Monthly, is the Chair of the event.