FESTIVALS

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 21-28

This long-running festival dedicated to the art and craft of screenwriting returns to in-person events this year. COVID safety protocols will be in place for both the film festival and writers conference.

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>The Automat</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: The Automat
Celebrities look back at Horn & Hardart's East Coast diners

Nov. 5, 2021

Austin Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners
Austin Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners
Larry Flynt for President, Disfluency take top nods

Nov. 2, 2021

Austin Film Festival Reviews: <i>The Souvenir Part II</i>
Austin Film Festival Reviews: The Souvenir Part II
Joanna Hogg's sequel is the portrait of the artist as filmmaker

Oct. 29, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Disfluency</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Disfluency
Communication breakdown in this award-winning drama

Oct. 29, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Holidays at all Costs</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Holidays at all Costs
French comedy is a hilarious descent into chaos

Oct. 28, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Acid Test</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Acid Test
Riot Grrl period piece is best if you were there

Oct. 28, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Petite Maman</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Petite Maman
Whimsical French coming-of-age drama evokes Miyazaki

Oct. 27, 2021

Short & Sweet: "First Down"
Short & Sweet: "First Down"
AFf documentary short tackles girls breaking into football

Oct. 26, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Spaghetti Junction</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Spaghetti Junction
Muddled first feature still shows filmmaker's potential

Oct. 25, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>C’mon C’mon</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: C’mon C’mon
Joaquin Phoenix's avuncular turn avoids cloying family clichés

Oct. 25, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>King of North Sudan</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: King of North Sudan
Oddball geopolitical documentary never quite expunges its Americana

Oct. 25, 2021

Short and Sweet: "Alleyway Chefs"
Short and Sweet: "Alleyway Chefs"
British comedy short screening at Austin Film Festival

Oct. 25, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>The Humans</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: The Humans
Claustrophobic Broadway adaptation is horrifyingly astute

Oct. 25, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Larry Flynt for President</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Larry Flynt for President
New documentary gets inside the Hustler publisher's campaign

Oct. 25, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Addict Named Hal</i>
AFF Review: Addict Named Hal
Austin-made addiction drama doesn't gloss over its pain

Oct. 25, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Memoria</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Memoria
Metaphysical meditation on sound is taxing but rewarding

Oct. 24, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Down With the King</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Down With the King
Freddie Gibbs finds a new flow as a rapper in the country

Oct. 23, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Buck Alamo</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: Buck Alamo
Sonny Carl Davis shines as a fading Austin burnout

Oct. 23, 2021

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>With This Breath I Fly</i>
Austin Film Festival Review: With This Breath I Fly
The plight of Afghan women abused by the [in]justice system

Oct. 23, 2021

On Being Dead, and Getting Pumped for Oscar Movie Season
On Being Dead, and Getting Pumped for Oscar Movie Season
LISTEN: The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP Radio

Oct. 22, 2021

Austin Film Festival Q&A: Claudia Black on <i>Time Now</i>
Austin Film Festival Q&A: Claudia Black on Time Now
When picking people and places is as important as the script

Oct. 22, 2021

Sonny Carl Davis Faces the Death of Old Austin in <i>Buck Alamo</i>
Sonny Carl Davis Faces the Death of Old Austin in Buck Alamo
Checking in with the lonesome cosmic cowboy

Oct. 21, 2021

Director Peter Hedges on Why Austin Film Festival Means So Much to Him
Director Peter Hedges on Why Austin Film Festival Means So Much to Him
A shared rain's a-gonna fall in The Same Storm

Oct. 21, 2021

Texas Thrill Ride Takes a Trip to <i>The Big Bend</i>
Texas Thrill Ride Takes a Trip to The Big Bend
Where the fear and the antelope play

Oct. 21, 2021

Austin Filmmaker Puts Personal Experience Into Rehab Drama
Austin Filmmaker Puts Personal Experience Into Rehab Drama
Lane Michael Stanley's Addict Named Hal shows the long road of 12 steps

Oct. 21, 2021

Family History Gives Clifton Collins Jr. the Role of a Lifetime in <i>Jockey</i>
Family History Gives Clifton Collins Jr. the Role of a Lifetime in Jockey
Clint Bentley gives the actor the inside track on life and pain in the saddle

Oct. 21, 2021

Austin Film Festival Crowns <i>Spencer</i> Closing Night Film
Austin Film Festival Crowns Spencer Closing Night Film
Princess Diana biopic headlines last round of titles

Oct. 6, 2021

Austin Film Festival Unleashes <i>The Same Storm</i>
Austin Film Festival Unleashes The Same Storm
The French Dispatch, C’Mon C'Mon headed to fest

Sept. 23, 2021

Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Programming
AFF Announces Second Wave
Local voices are spotlighted in the new round of eight fest films

Sept. 9, 2021

Austin Film Festival Announces First 10 Films
Austin Film Festival Announces First 10 Films
New films from Tilda Swinton, Steven Yeun, plus honorees added

Aug. 26, 2021

Austin Film Festival Is Live
Austin Film Festival Is Live
On Story returns on PBS as fest announces live October dates

March 31, 2021

Previous Austin Film Festival coverage:
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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